Jun 29, 2012 • By

News Bites – June 29, 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:

CNBC’s Jim Cramer interviewed our Chairman and CEO, Ken Powell in “Cramer Interviews General Mills CEO.”

Just-Food linked to us, and reported on our innovation in the yogurt category, in “US: General Mills lines up new yoghurt products.”

Nature Valley Trail View was honored at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. AdAge posted “Cannes’ First Branded Content Grand Prix Goes to Chipotle.” And, AdWeek published a story titled “CAA, Chipotle Snag Two Grand Prix—in Film and Branded Content.”

Notable posts about the food industry:

“Industry Must Respond To Generational Shifts” in Marketing Daily looks at how food brands and retailers need to adjust their thinking about two important groups of consumers.

Progressive Grocer posted “Social Media Replaces Personal Relationships for Cooking Info: Study.”

We spotted “Target’s Jeff Jones, In First Interview As CMO, Reveals What’s In Store For The Brand,” in Forbes.

Retailing Today said “Publix, Sam’s Club, Hy-Vee earn top marks for customer service.”

Walmart’s “The Green Room” blog posted “Green wheat,” which links to a Reuters story about how Walmart is looking for ways to help farmers reduce their use of carbon-intensive fertilizer or improve logistics.

And, Food Navigator published “What tops the food industry CSR agenda?”

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

June 28, 2011 – “Happy 70th Birthday Cheerios!”

We shared photos and wrote about an event in Buffalo, N.Y., to mark Cheerios’ big birthday.

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