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Encyclopedia > Minneapolis Milling Company
General Mills, Inc.
Type Public (NYSE: GIS)
Founded 1866
Location HQ in Golden Valley, Minnesota; manufacturing facilities around the world
Key people Steve Sanger, Chairman and CEO
Raymond Viault, Vice Chairman
Industry Food processing
Products Baking mixes, Breakfast cereals, yogurt, refrigerated dough, soup, pizza, snack foods, ice cream, soy products, vegetables, flour, and more...
Revenue image:green up.png$11.070 billion USD (2004)
Website www.generalmills.com

General Mills NYSE: GIS is a corporation, mainly concerned with food products, that is headquartered in Golden Valley, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. The company markets such brands as Betty Crocker, Nestlé, Yoplait, and Pillsbury, as well as numerous well-known breakfast cereals (see below). General Mills logo, claiming fair use This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... A public company is a company owned by the public. ... New York Stock Exchange (June 2003) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is the second largest stock exchange in the world. ... 1866 is a common year starting on Monday. ... Golden Valley is a city located in Hennepin County, Minnesota. ... Food processing is the methods and techniques used to transform raw ingredients into food for consumption by humans. ... Breakfast cereal Breakfast cereal is a food product designed especially to be marketed to consumers as a breakfast food. ... Yoghurt Yoghurt or yogurt, less commonly yoghourt or yogourt, is a dairy product produced by bacterial fermentation of milk. ... Dough is a paste made out of any cereals (grains) or leguminous crops by grinding with small amount of water. ... Soup is a savoury liquid food that is made by boiling ingredients, such as meat, vegetables and beans in stock or hot water, until the flavor is extracted, forming a broth. ... A supreme pizza such as this one includes many different toppings, such as pepperoni (one of the most popular toppings on American pizzas), green peppers, olives, and mushrooms. ... A snack food is seen in Western culture as a type of food that is not meant to be eaten as part of one of the main meals of the day (breakfast, lunch, supper). ... Missing image Ice cream is often served on a stick Boxes of ice cream are often found in stores in a display freezer. ... Binomial name Glycine max Soybeans (US) or soya beans (UK) (Glycine max) are a high-protein legume (Family Fabaceae) grown as food for both humans and livestock. ... Vegetables in a market Vegetable is a nutritional and culinary term denoting any part of a plant that is commonly consumed by humans as food, but is not regarded as a culinary fruit, nut, herb, or spice. ... An ingredient used in many foods, flour is a fine powder made from cereals or other starchy food sources. ... For the tax agency in the UK of the same name , see HM Revenue and Customs. ... Green up arrow for a positive change in revenue from last fiscal year. ... The United States dollar, or American dollar, is the official currency of the United States. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The front page of the English Wikipedia website. ... New York Stock Exchange (June 2003) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is the second largest stock exchange in the world. ... A corporation is a legal entity (distinct from a natural person) that often has similar rights in law to those of a Civil law systems may refer to corporations as moral persons; they may also go by the name AS (anonymous society) or something similar, depending on language (see below). ... Golden Valley is a city located in Hennepin County, Minnesota. ... It has been suggested that Suburbia be merged into this article or section. ... Downtown Minneapolis as viewed from the Stone Arch Bridge Minneapolis is the largest city in Minnesota and the county seat of Hennepin County. ... This article is about the concept in marketing. ... Betty Crocker, an invented persona and mascot, is a brand name and trademark of American food company General Mills. ... Nestlé S.A. or Société des Produits Nestlé S.A., headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland, is the worlds biggest food and beverage company. ... A container of Yoplait Yoplait is a company owned by two French holdings, SODIAAL and PAI Management and is world number 2 of dairy products. ... Pillsbury is a brand name used by International Multifoods Corporation and Minneapolis-based General Mills. ... Breakfast cereal Breakfast cereal is a food product designed especially to be marketed to consumers as a breakfast food. ...

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History

The company can trace its history to the Minneapolis Milling Company, an organization founded in 1856 by Cadwallader C. Washburn which leased power rights to mills operating along Saint Anthony Falls on the Mississippi River. His brother William D. Washburn also assisted in the company's development. In 1866, the Washburns got into the business themselves, building the Washburn "B" Mill at the falls. At the time, the building was considered to be so large and output so vast that it could not possibly sustain itself. However, the company succeeded and in 1874 he built the even bigger Washburn "A" Mill. 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Cadwallader C. Washburn Cadwallader Colden Washburn (April 22, 1818–May 15, 1882) was an American businessman, politician, and soldier noted for founding what would later become General Mills and working in government for Wisconsin. ... The term mill, when used by itself, can refer to: Mill (factory) - a place of business for making articles of manufacture, e. ... Aerial view of Saint Anthony Falls with the upper dam Saint Anthony Falls, or the Falls of Saint Anthony, located near downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, was the only waterfall on the Mississippi River until it was replaced by a series of dams in the 1950s and 1960s. ... Length 6,270 km Elevation of the source 450 m Average discharge Saint Louis¹: 5,500 m³/s Vicksburg²: 16,800 m³/s Baton Rouge³: 12,800 m³/s Area watershed 2,980,000 km² Origin  Lake Itasca Mouth  Gulf of Mexico Basin countries United States (98. ... William D. Washburn William Drew Washburn (January 14, 1831–July 29, 1912) was an American politician. ... 1866 is a common year starting on Monday. ... 1874 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


In 1877, the mill entered a partnership with John Crosby to form the Washburn-Crosby Company. A year later, the "A" mill exploded, killing 17 workers and also demolishing several nearby buildings. The mill was rebuilt and continued to operate for several decades. In the 1920s, the company stepped in to take over a failing Twin Cities radio station, renaming it WCCO. 1877 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or primarily in North America as the Roaring Twenties. // Events and trends Technology John T. Thompson invents Thompson submachine gun, also known as Tommy gun John Logie Baird invents the first working mechanical television system (1925) Charles Lindbergh becomes the first person to... Twin cities are either: two towns or cities that are geographically close to each other, and often referred to collectively; or two distant cities which, perhaps because of similar circumstances, such as industrial decline, or demographics, agree to partner each other and share expertise (e. ... A radio station is a sound broadcasting service. ... WCCO is a set of radio and television stations with a storied history spanning more than 80 years that serves the Minneapolis-St. ...


General Mills was created in 1928 when Washburn-Crosby President James Ford Bell directed his company to merge with 26 other mills. 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


In 1970, General Mills acquired a five-unit restaurant company called Red Lobster and expanded it nationwide. Soon, a division of General Mills titled General Mills Restaurants developed to take charge of the Red Lobster Chain. In 1982, General Mills Restaurants founded a new Italian themed restaurant chain called Olive Garden. General Mills spun off its Restaurant division in 1995 into Darden Restaurants, Inc. 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Red Lobster is a U.S. chain of seafood restaurants. ... 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Olive Garden is a popular American restaurant chain specializing in Italian food, most frequently in suburban retail districts. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Darden Restaurants, Incorporated (NYSE: DRI) is a holding company controlled by Joe Lee, a founder of the Red Lobster seafood restaurant chain. ...


In 1988, General Mills sold General Mills Specialty Retail Group, which was the parent company of both Eddie Bauer (sold to Spiegel, Inc.) and Talbots. 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Eddie Bauer is an outdoor clothing and sporting goods chain. ...


In 1990, General Mills and Nestlé started a 50/50 joint venture called Cereal Partners Worldwide to market breakfast cereals for both the United States and Europe. CPW distributes cereals manufactured by both companies under the Nestlé brand name. 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cereal Partners Worldwide S.A. is a joint venture between General Mills and Nestlé established in 1990 to produce breakfast cereals. ... World map showing location of Europe When considered a continent, Europe is the worlds second smallest continent in terms of area, with an area of 10,600,000 km² (4,140,625 square miles), making it larger than Australia only. ... Nestlé S.A. or Société des Produits Nestlé S.A., headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland, is the worlds biggest food and beverage company. ...


The company merged with Pillsbury in 2001. While many of the Pillsbury-branded products are still manufactured by General Mills, some products had to be sold off to allow the merger since the new company would have held a very strong monopoly position. Some products carrying the Pillsbury name, such as cake mixes, are now sold by The J. M. Smucker Co. 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... In economics, a monopoly (from the Greek monos, one + polein, to sell) is defined as a persistent market situation where there is only one provider of a kind of product or service. ... A cake is a form of food, usually sweet, often baked . ... The J. M. Smucker Company is a manufacturer and market leader of fruit spreads, ice cream toppings, health and natural foods beverages, and natural peanut butter in North America. ...


In October of 2004, the General Mills monster-themed triple pack breakfast cereals were introduced in supermarkets and wholesale retail stores, featuring Boo Berry (blueberry-flavoured), Count Chocula (chocolate-flavoured), and Franken Berry (strawberry-flavoured). October is the tenth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... MONSTER is a manga created by Naoki Urasawa. ... Breakfast cereal Breakfast cereal is a food product designed especially to be marketed to consumers as a breakfast food. ... Boo Berry is one of a line of monster-themed breakfast cereals produced by General Mills. ... Species Vaccinium angustifolium Vaccinium arboreum Vaccinium ashei Vaccinium corymbosum Vaccinium melanocarpum Vaccinium myrsinites Vaccinium myrtilloides Vaccinium occidentalis Vaccinium pallidum Vaccinium tenellum Vaccinium vaccillans Vaccinium virgatum Blueberry refers to some plants of the genus Vaccinium, which also includes cranberries, bilberries (also called blueberry), and many wild shrubs producing edible, round, blue... A box of the popular Count Chocula breakfast cereal. ... Chocolate comes in dark, light, and white varieties with cocoa solids contributing to the brown coloration. ... A box of the popular Franken Berry breakfast cereal. ... Fragaria vesca Gariguette, a tasty (and somewhat expensive) variety cultivated in southern France. ...


In late 2004, the company transitioned its entire breakfast cereal line to whole grain. This was partially due to the low-carbohydrate diet craze that had been sweeping the United States in the early 2000s decade, but was also influenced by research indicating that highly-refined grains can have detrimental health effects. Also, in 2004, General Mills was named one of the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers by Working Mothers magazine. 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Whole grains are cereal grains which retain the bran and germ as well as the endosperm, in contrast to refined grains which retain only the endosperm. ... A package of diced pork, with a no-carb label Low-carbohydrate diets or low carb diets, are food diet programs for weight loss and dietary health that advocate restricted carbohydrate consumption, based on research that ties carbohydrate consumption with increased blood insulin levels, and increased insulin with obesity. ... Saddam Hussein shortly after his capture Major controversy over U.S. presidential election, 2000 September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on New Yorks World Trade Center and Virginias Pentagon killing almost 3000 people. ... Cereal crops are mostly grasses cultivated for their edible seeds (actually a fruit called a caryopsis). ... Health effects, health impacts or health risks are an important consideration in many areas, such as hygiene, pollution studies, workplace safety, nutrition and health sciences in general. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Breakfast cereals

Boo Berry is one of a line of monster-themed breakfast cereals produced by General Mills. ... Cheerios, the first oat-based and ready-to-eat without cooking cereal, is a brand of breakfast cereal created in 1941 and marketed by the General Mills cereal company of Golden Valley, Minnesota. ... Cinnamon Toast Crunch is a breakfast cereal produced by General Mills. ... See Chex for the a brand of breakfast cereal CHEX, an affiliate of the CBC network, began broadcasting on March 26, 1955, in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. ... Cocoa Puffs is a brand of chocolate-flavored breakfast cereal manufactured by General Mills. ... Cookie Crisp is a cereal created in the early 70s, which featured two criminals; the Cookie Crook and Chip the Dog, stealing the Cookie Crisp cereal, with the Cookie Cop attempting to thwart their efforts, but failing each and every time. ... A box of the popular Count Chocula breakfast cereal. ... A box of the popular Franken Berry breakfast cereal. ... Golden Grahams is a brand of breakfast cereal. ... Kix, the first puffed cereal, was introduced in 1937 by the General Mills cereal company of Golden Valley, Minnesota. ... Lucky Charms is a popular brand of breakfast cereal produced by the General Mills cereal company of Golden Valley, Minnesota. ... Total is a breakfast cereal made by General Mills. ... Trix cereal box. ... Early Wheaties Cereal Box Wheaties, a wheat and bran mixture baked into flakes, is a breakfast cereal introduced in 1924 and marketed by the General Mills cereal company of Golden Valley, Minnesota. ...

Frozen pizza

Totinos and Jenos are brands of frozen pizza owned by General Mills, which collectively are reportedly the best selling economy frozen pizza brands in the United States. ... Totinos and Jenos are brands of frozen pizza owned by General Mills, which collectively are reportedly the best selling economy frozen pizza brands in the United States. ...

Other brands

  • 8th Continent
  • Betty Crocker
  • Bisquick
  • Bugles (snack)
  • Cascadian Farm
  • Diablitos Underwood (Venezuela only)
  • Forno de Minas
  • Frescarini
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Gardetto's
  • Gold Medal Flour
  • Green Giant
  • Häagen-Dazs
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Jus-Rol
  • Knack & Back
  • La Salteña
  • Latina (brand)
  • Muir Glen
  • Nature Valley
  • Old El Paso
  • Pillsbury
  • Pop Secret
  • Progresso
  • V. Pearl
  • Wanchai Ferry
  • Yoplait/Colombo (yogurt)

Betty Crocker, an invented persona and mascot, is a brand name and trademark of American food company General Mills. ... Gardettos is a brand of snack mix that is owned by General Mills. ... Green Giant is a food company owned by General Mills. ... Häagen-Dazs is an American brand of ice cream, established by Reuben Mattus in The Bronx, New York. ... Hamburger Helper is a brand of boxed meal product intended to be cooked with added ground beef or hamburger (not included). ... Pillsbury is a brand name used by International Multifoods Corporation and Minneapolis-based General Mills. ... A container of Yoplait Yoplait is a company owned by two French holdings, SODIAAL and PAI Management and is world number 2 of dairy products. ...

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  Results from FactBites:
 
A History of Minneapolis: Milling (1016 words)
The milling of wheat likewise became increasingly significant as new strains were found that were winter hardy (spring wheat) and new milling processes were developed.
Dominating the milling district was the Washburn A Mill, of the Minneapolis Mill company, built in 1874 and at that time owned by Cadwallader Washburn, Governor of Wisconsin.
The Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce (later to be named the Minneapolis Grain Exchange) was established in 1881 to purchase grain from the Midwest region and ship it to the East.
NORTHERN STATES POWER COMPANY (MINNESOTA): An Inventory of the Records of its Predecessor Companies at the Minnesota ... (3114 words)
The Minneapolis Mill Company and the St. Anthony Falls Water Power Company, which figure largely in this collection, were formed by the various owners of water power rights at the Falls of St. Anthony in order to equitably apportion the river water available to the mills and other users at the falls.
The Minneapolis Mill Company, based on the west bank of the river, was chartered by the Minnesota Territorial Legislature on February 27, 1856.
Pillsbury-Washburn Flour Mills Company, Ltd., was formed in the Fall of 1889 and became the property of a London syndicate.
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