Aug 10, 2012 • By

News Bites – August 10, 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 from or about General Mills:

One of the writers on the Green Giant blog, Valley Report, looked into the history and characteristics of corn in “Vegetable of the Month: Corn.”

The post points out that the U.S. is the world’s largest producer of corn with approximately 80 million acres of corn crops.

In “My Favorite Buildings: This one looks and smells good,” Buffalo Rising featured photos and information about our Buffalo, N.Y. plant.

And, the Minneapolis Star Tribune showcased a painting of an old Gold Medal Flour ad in “Hyatt Regency face-lift goes local.”

Notable posts about the food industry:

Supermarket News posted “Retailers From Wal-Mart to Wegmans Mastering Lessons of Back to School.”

Tesco is trying something new to sell groceries, as pointed out in Marketing Magazine’s “Tesco trials ‘virtual fridges’ at Gatwick Airport.”

CSRwire published “Corporate Social Responsibility at Target: Behind the Red Bullseye.”

And, SmartBlog on Leadership examined the trend of “channel blurring” in food retail, meaning consumers can find much of what they are shopping for in all types of stores (convenience, supermarkets, etc…), in “Where were you when the channels blurred?”

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

August 10, 2011 – “Africa’s people and potential”

Kim Nelson, senior vice president of External Relations at General Mills, blogged about a trip she took to Zambia and Malawi.

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