Jun 15, 2012 • By

News Bites – June 15, 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:

A blog in The Los Angeles Times reported on Yoplait’s involvement in the How2Recycle label, in “Garbage Maven: Look for a new, improved recycling label.”

TIME magazine mentioned General Mills in “Keeping Your Employees Happy and Engaged.”

Two General Mills employees, for Jus-Rol in the UK, were lucky enough to carry the Olympic torch. You can read about that in The Berwick Advertiser’s story, “Torchbearers travel far and wide.”

Notable posts about the food industry:

A report in The Atlantic asked, “Is It OK to Stretch a Dollar By Keeping Your Food Past the Expiration Date?”

Progressive Grocer’s “Coming Home” focused on a survey that said seven in 10 Americans say they are cooking more instead of going out in an effort to save money.

“Analyst Sees Growth Formats as Key” in Supermarket News reported that “growth-format” supermarkets such as Aldi, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods are important to the future of the U.S. supermarket industry.

Plastics today posted “Greener Supermarkets Part II: Sustainability of the supply chain.” That story examined the packaging guidelines in place at some of our retail customers.

And, Grocery Headquarters says “Dads are Having More Influence on Grocery Shopping.”

One year ago on “A Taste of General Mills”:

June 16, 2011 – “Cheerios and a story”

We wrote about Laurie Isop and her book “How Do You Hug a Porcupine?” It was packaged on 3 million boxes of Cheerios last spring, after she won the Cheerios New Author Contest in 2009.

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