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Daniel Katz, founder of plant-based protein snack maker No Cow. Pic: No Cow

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No Cow thrives under General Mills investment

By Douglas Yu

Plant-based protein snack maker No Cow's founder Daniel Katz said General Mills has been providing resources to grow his company, which has grown double-digit monthly since receive the cash boost last year.

The gluten-free label will be removed from future boxes of Cheerios sold in Canada. Pic: General Mills

General Mills to remove 'gluten-free' from Canadian Cheerios

By Gill Hyslop

General Mills will be removing its gluten-free claim from the labels of its Cheerios cereals following criticism from the Canadian Celiac Association that it is not confident of the company’s gluten-testing process.

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.

Jeffrey Harmening has been appointed the new CEO of General Mills, taking over the reigns from Ken Powell who is retiring. Pic: General Mills

General Mills appoints new CEO

By Gill Hyslop

The Cheerios and Annie’s maker has announced it will be promoting COO Jeffrey Harmening to CEO, effective from June 1.

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