Dec 16, 2019 • By

PODCAST: December 2019

Here are the topics and interviews in our “A Taste of General Mills” podcast for December 2019: 

  • Employee guest co-host, Jamie Needhamassistant manager in Brand Experience in Shopper Marketing, based in Bentonville, Arkansas, introduces our lead story on Star Wars cereal. The segment includes an interview with Gus LopezStar Wars fan and collector. Needham also talks about her role and career path at General Mills. 


  • Cathy Swanson Wheaton, executive cookbook editor, tells us about Betty Crocker’s new cookie cookbook, and shares her thoughts on the most popular cookies across the U.S. 
  • Katie Erhard, senior brand manager for Oui by Yoplait, and Jenny Mcaab, director of Innovation, Technology and Quality for our U.S. yogurt team, give us an inside look at new Oui Dairy Free.
  • We share the reason why Cheerios decided to change its iconic O’s to hearts 
  • David Portalatin, of The NPD Group, discusses their Eating Patterns in America report 

Listen (19 minutes)

SHOW NOTES – December 2019/Episode 60

Decorate the holidays with Häagen-Dazs Festive Charms 

Gus Lopez/Instagram: Gus Lopez’s cereal box room

Star Wars collector searches the galaxy for cereal 

The ultimate guide to our Star Wars Cereals

Most-clicked holiday cookies 

Baking spirits bright with help from Betty Crocker 

Oui brings great taste to dairy free 

Cheerios with happy hearts 

Podcast: Leadership series 

When it comes to eating patterns in America, the more things appear to stay the same, the more they change 

General Mills trivia/Betty Crocker’s Cooky Cookbook 

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