General Mills' Recipe For Higher Sales: Add Fiber, CinnamonGeneral Mills hopes a pinch of cinnamon and a dash of fiber will be a recipe for stronger sales. The Minneapolis-based company is doing things like adding more cinnamon to its Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal and rolling out fiber-packed "better for you" cookies to boost the performance of its brands, which include Pillsbury dough, Betty Crocker baking mixes and Progresso soups.
Rough Winter Hurts General Mills 3Q SalesRough winter weather took a bite out of General Mills' fiscal third-quarter sales, and the cereal maker's results missed Wall Street expectations. The maker of Cheerios, Yoplait and Betty Crocker products said Wednesday that its fiscal third-quarter net income rose 3 percent.
General Mills Issues Weak Fiscal 3Q OutlookGeneral Mills, whose brands include Cheerios, Yoplait and Betty Crocker, on Friday issued a lower-than-expected profit prediction for its fiscal third quarter, citing lower demand for its products in developed markets.
General Mills 2Q Results Fall Short Of Wall StreetGeneral Mills' fiscal second-quarter net income rose 2 percent, helped by lower expenses. But the Minneapolis company's performance fell short of Wall Street's expectations. Its stock declined more than 2 percent in Wednesday premarket trading.
Smash Cake: Capturing Memories With Messy, Professional Photo Shoots Pull out the old photo albums, and you'll probably find some pictures of a 1-year-old with birthday-cake-covered hands and face. These days, however, many parents are turning that impromptu photo-op into a formal photo shoot -- complete with props, costumes, and elaborate theme cakes.