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Lidl is removing the monkey and other cartoon mascots from its Crownfield-branded breakfast cereals. Pic: Lidl

Lidl goes cartoon-free in a bid to halt childhood obesity

By Gill Hyslop

Children in the United Kingdom will soon have to say good-bye to the monkey, bee, alligator, lion, panda and penguins featured on the boxes of Lidl’s own-brand cereals, as the retail giant attempts to halt the soaring obesity rate among the demographic.

Packaged Facts suggests ways to lift US cereal sales. Pic: GettyImages/FelixRanaud

Six top tips to augment cereal’s sweet comeback

By Gill Hyslop

Market researcher Packaged Facts outlines six trends that should be adopted by US cereal brands to keep their products from feeling stale as America's love affair with breakfast cereals continues to fade.

The Cheerios, Pillsbury and Betty Crocker maker will focus on continued international growth with leadership changes. Pic: Getty Images/tacar

General Mills' leadership team reshuffle

By Kristine Sherred

The Minneapolis-based food giant has announced a series of changes to its management team, including the retirement of CFO Don Mulligan - a 20-year company veteran - and the promotion of its US cereal lead to the European and Austalian division.

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