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General Mills to sell European Yoplait operations to Sodiaal

23 Mar 2021

General Mills has made an announcement on the future of Yoplait, the yogurt business in which the US food major is a co-shareholder.

General Mills 'to offload European Yoplait rights to Sodiaal'

8 Mar 2021

General Mills has co-owned the yogurt business for almost a decade but a report in France says the US company has decided on a deal for part of the business.

The top 20 most-read just-food news stories in 2020

23 Dec 2020

Which stories from just-food's news pages got you and your peers clicking throughout 2020? Here's a list of the top 20.

Bega Cheese confirmed as Lion Dairy & Drinks' new owner

26 Nov 2020

Australia's Bega Cheese wins the day in a long-running episode to acquire a local business in food and beverages. 

General Mills 'weighs up Yoplait disposal'

2 Oct 2020

The US food giant is reportedly considering the sale of a majority stake in its brands, close to a decade after buying the shareholding.

Covid-19 food industry updates – Friday 18 September (free to read)

18 Sep 2020

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector.

Powerful Foods to drop yogurt from range

15 Sep 2020

The US-based supplier of protein-packed food and beverages is to leave the category in which it made its debut seven years ago.

US start-up Caulipower features alongside Big Food in product innovation awards

4 Dec 2019

Food industry start-up Caulipower has been included in a list of product innovation winners in the consumer packaged goods space.

Goodman Fielder seeks NZ rights to Yoplait

22 Jun 2018

Australia-based food manufacturer Goodman Fielder is looking to acquire the rights to the Yoplait brand in New Zealand.

General Mills' profit warning - five things to learn

27 Mar 2018

General Mills caused grumbles on Wall Street last week with another downward revision to its forecast for a key profit metric - the second change announced in a month. The US group "feels good" about its top-line performance but knows it needs to work on its profitability, even if it insists some of the factors affecting its bottom line are sector-wide. How General Mills reacts will be keenly watched by investors and industry. Dean Best reports.

Earnings summary - Conagra Brands sees subdued organic growth after Q3 result; Nomad Foods FY profits surge on debt repricing; Boparan Q2 sales rise despite ''tough conditions'' hitting profits; Produce Investments back in black in H1

22 Mar 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

Hampton Creek's Just Scramble; Oh My Good Nosh ready meals; Rachel's Organic natural yogurt range

4 Dec 2017

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

What's the next chapter for yogurt in the US?

17 Aug 2017

In a US packaged food market that has struggled for growth for much of the last decade, the yogurt category has been a success story, driven by the rise of Greek-style products, itself a segment propelled by one business - Chobani. However, 2016 saw the growth of the category and of Greek specifically grind to a halt. just-food's US columnist Victor Martino argues Greek will remain the dominant force in US yogurt but he observes a jostling for position as yogurt makers look for the next wave of growth.

General Mills forecasts another year of falling sales - data

28 Jun 2017

General Mills, the US-based group behind brands including Cheerios and Old El Paso, today (28 June) reported lower annual sales and profits - and forecast another year of a decline its top line.

General Mills turns to "heritage" to boost US Yoplait sales

26 Jun 2017

General Mills is launching what it calls a "traditional, French-style" Yoplait yogurt in the US this summer in an attempt to boost its flagging sales in the category.

General Mills launches drinkable Perle de Lait in China

1 Jun 2017

General Mills has rolled out a drinkable version of its Perle de Lait yogurt brand in China.

General Mills promotes COO Jeff Harmening to CEO

3 May 2017

General Mills has announced the not entirely unexpected promotion of president and COO Jeff Harmening to chief executive of the US-based Cheerios and Yoplait owner.

General Mills' Yoplait launches first desserts in France

7 Apr 2017

General Mills has launched its first desserts in France under its Yoplait brand.

General Mills unveils NPD roster

10 Jan 2017

US-based food group General Mills has unveiled a swathe of global product launches as it aims to capitalise on what it believes are key snacking trends. 

General Mills launches Yoplait Liberte pouches 

10 Jan 2017

General Mills is launching Yoplait Liberté yogurt pouches in the UK in a bid to appeal to the adult snacking market. 

General Mills cuts sales, operating profit forecasts

20 Dec 2016

General Mills today (20 December) lowered its forecasts on key sales and operating profit metrics after a second quarter of falling sales across the business and a slump in profits from its international operations.

What will General Mills' reorganisation achieve? - analysis

13 Dec 2016

General Mills has announced plans to reorganise its business in a move the US company said would enable it to capitalise on its international presence. But will it address some of the fundamental issues limiting growth at the Cheerios-to-Yoplait maker? Katy Askew reports. 

General Mills jobs to go in business revamp

5 Dec 2016

Between 400 and 600 jobs at General Mills are set to be affected as the US food giant embarks on a revamp of its business to try to "maximise global scale".

Yoplait reformulates Petits Filous in UK

25 Nov 2016

General Mills-backed yogurt business Yoplait has made changes to the recipe of its Petits Filous line on sale in the UK.

General Mills launches Yoplait Super Fruitti yogurt for adults

15 Nov 2016

General Mills is targeting health-conscious adults in the UK with the launch under its Yoplait brand of the low-sugar Super Fruitii yogurt line.

Investors urge company action on meat production

27 Sep 2016

A coalition of 40 institutional investors representing US$1.25trn in funds is urging 16 multinational food companies – including Kraft Heinz, Unilever, General Mills and Nestle – to take action on the "material risks" posed by industrial animal production. 

General Mills on Q1 sales, innovation plans, margins - 8 things to learn

26 Sep 2016

General Mills booked a 7% drop in first-quarter net sales last week, with sales down 4% on an organic basis. The US company has repeatedly insisted it is taking action to address problem areas in its portfolio, such as yogurt and cereal. But this latest set of numbers underline the challenges the group faces. Here are just-food's key takeaway's from General Mills' first-quarter results. 

General Mills launches Yoplait Go Big in US retail and foodservice

30 Aug 2016

General Mills is targeting so-called "tweens" in the US with a Yoplait line that has been rolled out into the country's retail and foodservice channels simultaneously.

Agthia touts "improving" dairy results

3 Aug 2016

UAE-based food and drink firm Agthia Group has reported higher first-half sales and earnings, pointing to a "strong improvement" in the performance of its dairy business as a factor.

General Mills innovation driven by snacking, convenience, wellness 

13 Jul 2016

Increasing consumer interest in wellness, as well as a desire for convenience and an increase in snacking are three key trends that are driving a raft of new product launches from General Mills this summer.

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