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The proposed transaction is expected to close by the end of 2021.

General Mills to sell European Yoplait operations to Sodiaal

By Jim Cornall

Global food company General Mills has entered into a memorandum of understanding to sell its 51% controlling interest in Yoplait S.A.S. to French cooperative Sodiaal in exchange for full ownership of the Canadian Yoplait business and a reduced royalty...

This is the third regenerative agriculture pilot the company has launched – and the first for its dairy ingredient supply.  Pic: Getty Images/Matt Anderson

General Mills launches regenerative dairy pilot in Michigan

By Jim Cornall

General Mills, the maker of Yoplait, Liberté and Mountain High yogurt products, has announced the start of a three-year regenerative dairy pilot in western Michigan, a key sourcing region for its fluid milk supply.

General Mills is looking to improve the performance of its US yogurt business and is focused on driving the simply better segment of the yogurt category.

Oui by Yoplait enters non-dairy category

By Beth Newhart

Coconut-based yogurt alternatives are coming in 2020 from French-style yogurt Oui by Yoplait. The US dairy brand was also recognized as one of Nielsen’s 2019 Breakthrough Innovation winners.

In FY 2018, General Mills completed more than 60 energy efficiency and reduction projects to save more than 12 million kWh. Pic: Getty/lovelyday12

General Mills hits its energy goals four years early

By Beth Newhart

The US Department of Energy (DOE) officially recognized General Mills, which has yogurt and ice cream as part of its portfolio, for achieving its target of 20% energy efficiency improvement in its largest US-based plants. In 2012 it was set as a 10-year...

The wind industry is expected to deliver more than $85bn in economic activity by 2020.

General Mills signs 15-year deal for wind energy

By Beth Newhart

Food giant General Mills is making a commitment to sustainability and clean power by covering the electricity at its US facilities with renewable wind energy. It has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement with Roaring Fork Wind, LLC.

General Mills expects the plant closure to cost roughly $130m.

General Mills to shutter yogurt plant in California

By Beth Newhart

General Mills is focusing on ‘restructuring actions’ in its yogurt business and closing a facility in Carson, Calif. The company also reaffirmed its end-of-year financial targets at an investor conference in New York.

Yoplait was among the companies whose staff was given seeds to plant in France for Day of Flowers for Bees. Pic:© Jim Cornall

Yoplait stresses importance of bees for food

By Jim Cornall

Yoplait participated in the first Day of Flowers for Bees, which was celebrated June 20, in partnership with the French Observatory of Apidology (OFA).

The dairy partnership will help General Mills double its organic acreage by 2019.

General Mills and Organic Valley enter dairy partnership

By Mary Ellen Shoup

General Mills has entered a strategic sourcing partnership with Wisconsin-based dairy cooperative Organic Valley that will help roughly 20 dairy farms add around 3,000 acres to organic dairy production over the next three years.

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