Oct 14, 2011 • By

News Bites – October 14, 2011

Every Friday on “A Taste of General Mills” we recap a few recent news articles and blog posts related to the food industry, General Mills and our blog categories.

We also highlight some content from other General Mills blogs and websites.

These stories piqued our interest this week:

“Taking the Lead” – Supermarket News

*Supermarket News released it Supplier Leadership Awards, a list of companies meeting retailer needs in one of 16 attributes like product innovation, sustainability, cost efficiency and shopper insights.

“Wal-Mart U.S. stores start to show a rebound” – Reuters

*Jessica Wohl writes about Walmart’s latest store sales figures in the U.S. and looks ahead to the company’s plans for opening new stores in the months ahead.

“Open Innovation, Closed Innovation and Related Terms” – 15inno

*Stefan Lindegaard defines the terms at the heart of innovation strategy and discussion at many companies.

“How I Would Change Gym Class” – Mark’s Daily Apple

*Mark Sisson’s post outlines his ideas for activities in physical education in schools.

Notable posts from various General Mills communities:

“Pretty in Pink” – Tablespoon

*Tablespoon contributor “cheekykitchen”, also known as Brooke McLay, of Colorado Springs, (Cheeky Kitchen) offers Pink Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

“Packaged, Local, Organic? …oh, my!“ – The Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition blog

*Michelle Tucker writes about the food environment we live in and all the choices we have before us. With so many choices, is there one “right” choice or can all foods and types (packaged, organic, local, free range, etc…) find a happy place in a healthy diet? Michelle links to a post on “Food Insight.”

“Expert Tips: Save money buying veggies” (and Part 2) – Valley Report (Green Giant)

*Four money-saving bloggers offer advice, in two posts, to help you get your money’s worth when it’s time to purchase vegetables at the grocery store.

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