May 11, 2012 • By

News Bites – May 11, 2012

Every Friday we bring you “News Bites,” a collection of links from the week about General Mills and the food industry. We also highlight content from other General Mills blogs and websites.

Notable posts about General Mills:

The Minneapolis Star Tribune wrote about our acquisition of Parampara in “General Mills adds Indian spice and sauce mixes.”

Walmart’s “The Green Room blog” looked at our new club store packaging for Cheerios in a post titled “Partnering for packaging success.”

Jessica Harper mentions General Mills in this article about benefits for women in the workplace, in U.S. News & World Report: “5 Non-Negotiable Work Benefits for New Moms.”

And in “Alexander Middle School students’ box tops bring in author Blue Balliett” in the Wisconsin Rapids-Tribune, you can find out how one school used its Box Tops for Education proceeds for a fun event.

Notable posts about the food industry:

The recent FMI2012 show from the Food Marketing Institute is summarized in “Retailers Get Holistic Industry View at FMI2012,” in Supermarket News.

Treehugger posted the “Top 8 Food Trends for 2020,” from research group Azti-Tecnalia.

“EatingWell: Trading up to whole grains and fiber” in the Chicago Tribune offers tips to get more whole grains and fiber into your diet.

And, “A fresh eye on convenience store food” in The Globe and Mail examines how more c-stores are offering up fresh food, like fruits and vegetables and freshly prepared meals.

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