Apr 20, 2012 • By

News Bites – April 20, 2012

Every Friday we bring you “News Bites,” a collection of links from the week that covered General Mills, the food industry and our categories on “A Taste of General Mills.” We also highlight content from some other General Mills blogs and websites.

Notable posts about General Mills:

Nature Valley Trail View received more accolades in “New project lets you virtually trek 300 miles of national park land” from FOX News.

A cereal eating contest caught our attention at the University of South Carolina, thanks to “Carolina Dining hosts annual Cereal Bowl” in The Daily Gamecock. Cinnamon Toast Crunch was the cereal of choice.

And, the Green Giant blog, “Valley Report,” posted “Celebrate the Bounty of Earth Day.” It offered a few easy ideas for you to make more sustainable choices in all aspects of your life.

Notable posts about the food industry:

A story in Drug Store News, “Most shoppers stray from lists for impulse buys, study finds,” says nine out of 10 shoppers still buy items not on their list. Among those who strayed from their shopping lists, 30 percent said they found a coupon for something they didn’t plan to buy ahead of time.

This week, Walmart released its 2012 Global Responsibility Report. It is Walmart’s annual update on global sustainability and social responsibility. The report covers two initiatives Walmart launched in 2011: healthier, affordable food and women’s global economic empowerment. Walmart’s “Green Room” blog summarized the report in “Just how far along is Walmart on its sustainability journey?”

Tesco, the British grocery chain and third-largest retailer in the world, is adjusting its expansion in the U.S. “Tesco’s plans to expand are scaled back” in USA Today says its U.S. stores have changed to satisfy customers, adding bakeries and other items.

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