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Packaging design inspiration gallery: CHRISTMAS

Food figures big into holiday celebrations around the world. Here are a few festive Christmas packaging designs to sink your teeth into.

Little consumers have big impact on food packaging

Designing food and beverage packaging and products for kids calls for a balanced approach.

General Mills files US patent for no-bake granola method

General Mills has developed a no-bake method for granola that ensures the desired toasted appearance and flavor while reducing costs, energy and production time.

General Mills cereal tactics: Fan bases, adult fun, gluten-free and protein

General Mills has developed gluten-free cereal lines, added protein, targeted adults and re-launched old favorites in a bid to boost cereal business in the US over the past year.

50 years on: General Mills caught up in toxic solvent investigation

Cereal giant General Mills is still working to undo the impact of poor waste disposal over 50 years ago at an old R&D center in Minneapolis as a new investigation...

General Mills makes health gains across US categories

General Mills has improved the health profile of 73% of its U.S. retail sales volume since 2005, with more than 20% improvement in fiscal 2013 alone. 

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Green PE growing in food packaging - Braskem

Green polyethylene (PE) is growing with Tetra Pak, General Mills and Danone adopting the technology but is not yet at full capacity, according to Braskem.

GMO debate gets ugly as General Mills takes flak from GMO Inside and GMA is sued by Washington State attorney general

In new developments in the highly charged debate over GMOs, General Mills has been targeted in a report blasted by a plant geneticist as “a collection of discredited studies and...

Judge to General Mills: The courts, not the FDA, can decide if GMOs belong in ‘100% natural’ products

A federal judge handling three lawsuits vs General Mills over ‘100% natural’ claims on Nature Valley products claimed to contain GMOs and other allegedly ‘un-natural’ ingredients says the courts are...

General Mills wants to liven up cereal: ‘It’s part of the American pop culture’

General Mills took its faith in the struggling cereal category up a notch this week with a national cereal lovers initiative across the US in a bid to inject the...

General Mills unveils sustainable sourcing commitments for 10 core raw materials

UPDATED - General Mills has unveiled a commitment to sustainably source 10 key ingredients, representing 50% of its raw material purchases, by 2020. 

General Mills files patent for improved RTE cereal fortification

High levels of fiber and/or calcium can be incorporated into a ready-to-eat (RTE) cereal without impacting eating quality by pelletizing the ingredients, General Mills says.

General Mills files patent for improved RTE cereal fortification

High levels of fiber and/or calcium can be incorporated into a ready-to-eat (RTE) cereal without impacting eating quality by pelletizing the ingredients, General Mills says.

General Mills has ‘unwavering faith’ that cereal is an adaptable category

The US breakfast cereal category can be bolstered by unlocking neglected brands and pushing deeper into the natural segment, the head of cereals at General Mills says.

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Betty Crocker and Hershey launch baking mixes

Betty Crocker has teamed up with confectionery major Hershey to launch a range of cookie and cupcake mixes.

General Mills named to sustainability honor roll

Cereal and snack brand owner General Mills has been added to a list of possible targets for sustainable-minded investors.

Cascadian Farm: Further innovation needed for 100% plant-based cereal liner

It is not currently possible to make a package completely from plant-based materials, says Cascadian Farms, as it launches a bio-based cereal liner for its Cinnamon Crunch line.

Sustainable palm oil: GreenPalm, RSPO, Kellogg, PepsiCo, under fire as NGO takes aim at ‘Snack Food 20’

A new report from Rainforest Action Network says food giants supporting "weak" and "diluted" Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standards or buying GreenPalm certificates are kidding themselves if...

News in brief

Plastic contamination scare prompts General Mills Pillsbury recall

General Mills has issued a voluntary recall on refrigerated Pillsbury iced cinnamon rolls due to risk of plastic contamination.

General Mills sees tasty international prospects for snack bars

Broad popularity of grain snack bars on an international scale will underpin prospects for the future, says the CFO of General Mills.

General Mills re-launch: Monstrously unhealthy or good sales tactic?

General Mills has announced the re-launch of two of its cult-status monster cereals - bringing Yummy Mummy and Frute Brute back to US shelves in the first of a limited...

General Mills’ Betty Crocker same-sex marriage support is risky but smart, says analyst

General Mills’ iconic home-cooking brand Betty Crocker is supporting same-sex marriages - a risky but smart move for an essentially conservative brand, an analyst says.

You'll sell more sports nutrition products targeting fitness walkers and yoga enthusiasts than team sports players, says Packaged Facts

Sports nutrition marketers have traditionally focused on young men, sports teams and hardcore athletes. In future, however, they will need to spend more time targeting women, weekend warriors and consumers...

Cereal blockbusters: America's top 10 best-selling brands

BakeryandSnacks has spooned IRI data to compile a tasty list of the top 10 best-selling US ready-to-eat cereals.

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Pressure builds on FDA to determine whether GMOs belong in ‘natural’ products as second lawsuit is stayed pending action by the FDA

A week after California judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers put a class action lawsuit (Cox vs Gruma Corp) on ice for six months to let the FDA determine whether GMOs belong...

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