Nelly hopped up to our frigid state for a few days this week -- not to sign the "Hot Cheetos & Takis" stars the KIDS, but apparently to do some food-related business with General Mills. Based upon some tweets and photos from the rapper -- in between some incessant promotion for a new song called ... More >>
It's been a good week for Minneapolis restaurants and their celebrity clients. We recently reported about comedian and actor Nick Offerman tweeting his gratitude to Jax Cafe in northeast for fulfilling his steak fantasies, and now a very different public figure has taken to another social media ... More >>
Your suspicions were right: strawberry-flavored Fruit Roll-Ups don't actually contain any strawberries, and that "made with real fruit" slogan stamped on boxes can be a bit of a stretch.Starting in 2014, packaging for the popular snack food will have to be more up front about both of those claims. ... More >>
Squinty eyes, raised eyebrows, a shit-eating smirk -- the new Green Giant looks like he enjoys greens in more ways than one, if you catch my drift. SEE ALSO:-- Advice for Snoop Dogg on getting high in the Twin Cities-- The 2012 State Fair poster looks like something out of a drug-induced nightmare [ ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Michael Leisner died in his car while his kids played tennisLast Wednesday, Micheal Leisner called Alan Colmes' radio show and gave a spirited defense of his Cheerios-burning General Mills protest. Little did he know he had just days left to live.The Colmes interview suggests Leisner hoped ... More >>
THE LEISNER FILES:-- General Mills protest: Homophobe megafails while trying to light Cheerios on fire [VIDEO]-- The General Mills Cheerios-burning Flaming Homophobe is Michael Leisner, 65-- Michael Leisner, Cheerios-burning homophobe, fired from job over General Mills protestThe news just keeps get ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- The General Mills Cheerios-burning Flaming Homophobe is Michael Leisner, 65-- General Mills protest: Homophobe megafails while trying to light Cheerios on fire [VIDEO]Michael Leisner's blundering brand of scorched-grass homophobia has cost him his job.Leisner, the 65-year-old "mastermind ... More >>
SEE ALSO: General Mills protest: Homophobe megafails while trying to light Cheerios on fire [VIDEO]Some thought it might've been a hoax. Turns out it was the work of a homo-hating Christian nutjob.The Smoking Gun blog has identified the General Mills protesting, Cheerios-burning Flaming Homophobe as ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- MN for Marriage on General Mills' pro-GLBT stance: "Marriage doesn't matter to them"-- Michele Bachmann waves bag of gay-unfriendly Chick-fil-A [VIDEO]Yesterday, video of a middle-aged man megafailing while trying to light a box of Cheerios on fire in protest of General Mills' support fo ... More >>
Supporters of the anti-gay marriage amendment turned out at General Mills recently to protest the company's stance against the marriage amendment, and were countered by at least one young activist who walked down the picket line throwing glitter on them.That didn't go over well with the conservative ... More >>
Minnesota's leading anti-same sex marriage group is getting its ass whooped when it comes to fundraising.Campaign finance reports released this week show that Minnesotans United for All Families, a group formed solely to defeat the proposed same-sex marriage ban, raised $3.1 million since the beginn ... More >>
Yesterday, in a blog post, Ken Charles, General Mills' VP of Global Diversity and Inclusion, came out strongly against Minnesota's proposed gay marriage ban.Not only would the bill make Minnesota "less inclusive," it would reduce General Mills' ability to "attract and retain talent," Charles wrote.J ... More >>
General Mills has come out against the proposed amendment banning gay marriage in the state of Minnesota. The company's Vice President of Global Diversity and Inclusion Ken Charles says the ban on gay marriage is a "business issue." Not only would the bill make Minnesota "less inclusive," it would ... More >>
General Mills was the seventh most-profitable company in Minnesota last year, raking in over $1.5 billion.But the company is still feeling pressure from Wall Street to "lower costs and boost efficiency," and as a result announced this morning that it plans to layoff 850 workers out of its worldwide ... More >>
Earlier today, we reported that General Mills is cutting 850 jobs even though the company expects a profitable 2012. Add Medtronic to the list of big businesses laying off employees despite growing profits. The company, which reported a 28-percent increase in earnings and 3 percent growth in revenu ... More >>
The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal just released its annual list of the Minnesota brands with the top 10 Facebook likes. In the social media age, Facebook likes are a good proxy for evaluating where brands stand with their customers. Sure, dollars and cents they aren't, but a strong social me ... More >>
For most of us the new year means either giving up old habits or trying to stay on the straight and narrow and adopt new ones. For the Golden Valley-based food giant General Mills, 2012 means a slew of new products will be introduced to consumers. The company's quarterly earnings announcement unv ... More >>
The Human Rights Campaign assessed companies' GLBT-friendlinessThe Human Rights Campaign Foundation has released a study measuring hundreds of companies' friendliness to gay employees. If their survey is any indication, Minnesota companies tend to do well by their GLBT employees. Thirteen Mi ... More >>
Canned cranberries: They're worse than you thinkIf your Thanksgiving dinner shopping list includes Ocean Spray Jellied Cranberry Sauce and Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup, you might want to give the can opener a rest and start re-thinking your menu. A new report reveals the presence of the toxi ... More >>
www.newegg.comHalloween costumes good enough to eatHalloween may have candy and pumpkins, but it isn't known as a food holiday the way Thanksgiving, say, or even Valentine's Day are. But food lovers who generally have one thing on their mind every other day of the year don't make an exception ... More >>
Martha Stewart came to town, but she didn't see much.Martha Stewart didn't see much on her trip to Minneapolis last week despite tweeting for suggestions. Stewart came to town at the behest of General Mills for a tour of its Betty Crocker kitchen and a speech to marketing folks about "the fa ... More >>
So is this what Pam Costain had up her sleeve when she relinquished her seat on the Minneapolis school board? The organization she spearheads, AchieveMPLS, was evidently the driving force behind a multimillion dollar gift to Minneapolis Public Schools from the foundations related to Cargill ... More >>
Minnesota's surprising place as a hub of toy crazes
Scrumptious? New year, new breakfast option at McDonalds: the much-advertised "100 percent natural" Fruit and Maple Oatmeal is being touted as a "portable, affordable and balanced breakfast solution to help customers start their day right." Considering these are the same folks who invented th ... More >>
generalmills.comNo wonder General Mills CEO Ken Powell is smilingIn financial times like these, with the headlines full of accounts of struggling restaurant workers, home foreclosures, and expiring unemployment benefits, it's nice to be reminded of how the other half lives. That reminder comes ... More >>
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Just like we all coulda predicted, General Mills scores as more and more people eat at home.
The New York Times reports that food companies are increasintly unable to guarantee the safety of their frozen food products. Zoinks!
Media unites: Doesn't the FDA have something better to do than go after Cheerios?
Don't you dare mess with Trix. General Mills might sue your ass.
General Mills has bribed some 900 people -- most of them moms -- into blogging nice things about the company. In return for their positive PR work, they get free coupons and samples.
Organic pancake batter in an aerosol can? It's not as bad as you think.
General Mills gets a crash course in global spin
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Minneapolis's brave new riverfront will have parks, museums, and upscale condos. Who said subsidized housing was just for the poor?
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