Jun 22, 2012 • By

News Bites – June 22, 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/St. Paul Business Journal posted “General Mills, Securian, Medtronic named as top IT workplace.” Reporter Sam Black also gave a nod to our Nature Valley connection to the upcoming Olympics in “General Mills goes to the Olympics.”

The Minneapolis Star Tribune attended the recent National Box Tops University and published “Box tops net millions for education, one dime at a time.”

“Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma Featured on Betty Crocker Packaging at all Kroger Stores” in Speedway Media caught our attention. The article shared the plans for special-edition packaging that will feature NASCAR owner Richard Childress and his wife Judy Childress, as well as Jeff Burton – driver of the No. 31 Wheaties Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

The Boot posted “Rascal Flatts Changed Tour Will Help Outnumber Hunger.” You also can read about “Outnumber Hunger Live” in this press release.

Notable posts about the food industry:

BloombergBusinessweek published “British Retailers Turn Waste Into Power.” The article explains how some major grocery retailers are turning food waste into fuel.

Uses for food waste also figures into “A Greener Future: Innovation and Collaboration Drive Sustainability Initiatives in the CPG Industry” in Environmental Protection.

Convenience Store News posted “New Report Offers Consumers’ Take on Food and Beverage Packaging.” The story points out that customers listed resealability and easy to open/close as their most valued attributes.

And, “Foreign Exchange: Ethnic Cooking Classes” in Supermarket News looked into a trend at some grocery stores to host international cooking classes, and to stock the necessary ingredients on their shelves.

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

June 22, 2011 – “Two of the many heroes in Joplin”

I shared the story of two of our Joplin, Mo. employees, who were caught in the city’s Walmart store in the May 22, 2011 tornado there.

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