Jul 10, 2012 • By

Executives detail plans for growth

I had the amazing opportunity today to visit the New York Stock Exchange with our executives for General Mills’ investor day.

Six company leaders detailed General Mills’ plans for growth in fiscal 2013.

Chairman and CEO Ken Powell spent some time on the trading floor this morning, (on the left, in the photo above) then appeared live on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street.

Ken also spoke with us on the trading floor, about the purpose of our event with investors.

“Our goal is to deliver consistent, high-quality sales and earnings growth,” Ken told investors during his presentation. “Our strategies are designed to generate balanced growth across our portfolio.”

Chris O’Leary, executive vice president and chief operating officer, International, spoke with Fox Business News about our plans for international growth, as well as to investors at our event.

Ian Friendly, executive vice president, chief operating officer, U.S. Retail, discussed the company’s new innovation lineup for the first half of fiscal 2013.

In this interview, we asked him what he appreciates about our annual investor day.

In her presentation, Becky O’Grady, president, Yoplait USA, talked about our plans for yogurt innovation in fiscal 2013, including new products for Yoplait, Liberte, and Mountain High.

We spoke with her about the importance of innovation, in this video.

Gary Chu, president, General Mills Greater China, presented on the company’s fast growth in China with its three businesses: Häagen-Dazs, Wanchai Ferry, and Bugles and Trix snacks products.

And in his remarks, Don Mulligan, executive vice president, chief financial officer, detailed the company’s performance and plans for the Bakeries & Foodservice segment, which include both new products and expanded distribution of existing product lines.

Don also detailed the financial aspects of our fiscal 2013 plans.

It’s been more than 10 years since my last visit to the NYSE when we celebrated General Mills’ acquisition of Pillsbury in 2001. General Mills has evolved into a truly global company in that time, and we’re excited about our plans in the U.S. and around the world in this next fiscal year.

You can access the webcast and today’s presentations on GeneralMills.com.