Posts Tagged ‘innovation’

Forbes ranks General Mills among World’s Most Innovative Companies

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General Mills has again been named to Forbes magazine’s annual list of the “World’s Most Innovative Companies.” The companies on the list, which was released Wednesday, are selected based on an “innovation premium” score, which measures the premium the stock market gives a company for anticipated or expected innovation. “This is wonderful recognition for all [...]

How your favorite snacks are invented

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Fudgy brownies under 100 calories. Nutty snack bars chock full of protein. Soft baked cookies secretly packed with fiber. Ever wonder how your favorite snacks came to be? No, they weren’t inventions by one genius individual, they were products of what we call “open innovation” – part of our General Mills Worldwide Innovation Network (G-WIN). [...]

3 finalists in food at the 2014 Minnesota Cup

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Minnesota has long been a hot bed for innovation – particularly when it comes to the food industry. That’s why I was so excited to be on the judging panel for and also host the 10th annual Minnesota Cup food division competition “Pitch Slam.” The Minnesota Cup is a competition for entrepreneurs, inventors and small businesses [...]

Innovating in China for growth

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Today, General Mills leaders celebrated the grand opening of the company’s new innovation, technology and quality center in China, just outside Shanghai. To mark the opening, General Mills leaders and Chinese officials broke a golden egg, a symbol of the company’s role as an incubator in the region. “Our new technical center in Shanghai provides [...]

What does it take a launch a new brand?


With a postcard view of Lake Superior out her window and her husband and dog nearby, in a cabin last winter on Minnesota’s beautiful North Shore, Laurie Kerschner began the hours of experimentation that would eventually lead to a new snack – and a new brand – for General Mills. Who says innovation always has [...]

Green Giant has “stealth health” covered


People across America want their families to eat more vegetables. But how do busy families quickly and easily get everyone to eat more vegetables and even ask for more? Simple – blend veggies into the foods they love most. Green Giant’s new Veggie Blend-Ins vegetable purées provide an easy and delicious way to get a veggie boost. [...]

New products hit shelves


General Mills has an aggressive lineup of new products set to bring more consumers to our leading brands during the second half of the company’s fiscal 2014, which ends in May. Starting this month, consumers in the U.S. can find more than 50 new items from General Mills on store shelves, while dozens more will [...]

Flavor explorers: new nibblr snack boxes


It’s three o’clock in the afternoon. You’re sitting at your desk and your stomach starts growling. The boring snacks in the vending machine just aren’t doing it for you and you wish someone would just bring you something good to eat already. nibblr to the rescue. nibblr is a new subscription-based snacks business launched by [...]