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General Mills' added Annie's to its US natural and organic brands portfolio in 2014. Pic: Annie's

General Mill’s Annie’s organic chief resigns

By Gill Hyslop

John Foraker, president of General Mills’ organic foods unit Annie’s, announced on LinkedIn late last week he is leaving at the end of August, but denies it’s due to the food giant’s embittered sales results.

Who are The Top 10 movers and the shakers of the US cold cereal market in the first half of 2017? Pic: ©iStock/Okea

Cold cereals USA: The Top 10 brands in the first half of 2017

By Gill Hyslop

A bowl of ready-to-eat (RTE) cereal isn’t just something to break the fast, but a genuine meal anytime of the day.  According to Mintel, almost half of the American public identify themselves as cereal consumers who embrace a bowl for lunch or dinner.

General Mills' CEO Jeff Harmening said the company will focus on driving growth in cereals, yogurts, NPDs and e-commerce to revert its fortunes in 2018. Pic: ©DepositPhotos/jetcityimage2

General Mills prioritizes cereal growth for fiscal 2018

By Gill Hyslop

General Mills said it will focus on growing its cereal venture with Nestlé, unlocking growth opportunities and investing in NPDs to overturn the company’s historical decline in quarter-on-quarter revenues.