Feb 03, 2012 • By

News Bites – February 3, 2012

It’s Super Bowl weekend, time to party, right? We’ve got some great food ideas to pass along, below, in this week’s “News Bites” – our weekly roundup of a few links that cover the food industry, General Mills and our blog categories. We also highlight content from other General Mills blogs and websites.

“Cause Marketing Leaders of the Pack” – Forbes

*David Hessekiel reveals the Cause Marketing Forum’s 2012 Golden Halo Award Winner for Business.

“General Mills CEO on Efforts to End Global Hunger” – Fox Business

*Chairman and CEO Ken Powell talked to Fox Business during the World Economic Forum in Davos.

“General Mills spoons up digital fun on cereal boxes” – USA Today

*This interview received a lot of attention online this week. Chief Marketing Officer Mark Addicks (who did a TweetChat with me on Wednesday) was interviewed on video by Jefferson Graham.

“New Grocery Manufacturers Association Report Highlights Industry Progress, Innovation in Environmental Stewardship” – Grocery Manufacturers Association

*GMA released a report about the achievements by food, beverage and consumer products companies seeking to reduce their environmental footprints and promote sustainable business practices.

“Pew: 52% Use Mobile While Shopping” – Online Media Daily

*New research from the Pew American & Internet Life Project shows mobile use, while in a store, is continuing to help guide purchasing decisions.

“NRF: Valentine’s Day total spending to hit $17.6 billion” – Drug Store News

*How much will you spend on your Valentine?

Notable posts from various General Mills communities:

Both BettyCrocker.com and Pillsbury.com have many ideas for your football-watching parties on Sunday.

Betty has her “Super Sunday Recipe Playbook” and the finale of the “Chex Mix Snack Off of the Week.”

Pillsbury features numerous game-day ideas too.

“Game Day: 10 Super Skinny Snacks” – Tablespoon

*Tablespoon contributor Sandi Arata from California (Oh Baby! Custom Shower Decor) compiled a top 10 list of lighter party food ideas.

“3 recipes to break the boring lunch routine” – Valley Report (Green Giant)

*The recipes are for an Adobe Chicken Wrap, Grilled Shrimp and Wild Rice Salad and Italian Layered Salad.

“Vegetables With Sauce Get the “Green” Light” – The Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition blog

*Pam Mason points out the virtues of many vegetables with sauce offerings and encourages people to take another look at the nutrition, great taste, and variety they can offer.

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