General Mills Inc is a multinational company that manufactures and markets packaged and branded consumer food across the globe.
The Minnesota-based firm was founded in June 1928 by James Ford Bell, followed by debuting on New York Stock Exchange in September the same year.
The American company claims to be a sector leading in the consumer staples product and food industry. It also engaged in the production and distribution of various non-branded and branded food products to a diverse group of customers in the food service and commercial baking industry.
The international food manufacturer’s portfolio of brands includes:
• Haagen Daz
• Wanchai Ferry
• Betty Crocker
• Green Giant
• Cascadian Farm,
• Nature Valley
Since 1928, the food manufacturing company operates as a publicly listed firm, whose stocks trade under the stock quote ‘GIS’ on NYSE.
The global food company claims to produce high-quality products that are in tune with recent regulations and mandates. In addition, it claims to meet to peculiar needs of different customers through its extensive portfolio of brands.
In April 2018, the company acquired Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc for US$40 per share in an all cash transaction, amounting US$8.0 billion.
The American firm claims to have added eight iconic brands to its portfolio and provides:
• Baking products
• Ice cream
• pet food
• Organic/natural products
In addition to providing diversified food products, the company claims to commit to fighting childhood hunger, battling climatic change, less wastage, etc.
The firm’s root date back to a flour mill situated on the banks of Mississippi river in the 1870s reportedly.
The US-based food company provides refrigerated yogurt, ready-to-eat cereals, unbaked dough, snacks, bakery flour, and frozen dough and baking mix to food services and convenience stores.
In Asia and Latin America, the company provides desserts, refrigerated food products, snacks, and wellness beverages.