General Mills CEO Expects To Turn Company Around By End Of 2017
by Susie Gharib, Fortune
Posted: 2017-09-06 15:43:42 EST

Innovation and fresh organic products is Jeff Harmening’s recipe for success at General Mills. He’s the new CEO of the 150-year-old company famous for producing iconic products like Cheerios, Gold Medal flour and Yoplait.

Speaking with Fortune’s Susie Gharib, Harmening says he expects to turn around the two-year sales decline at General Mills by the end of 2017. “The first and foremost key for us to get back to growth is to follow what consumers want,” he says, “whether that’s in Haagen-Dazs ice-cream, in Annie’s organics, or in gluten-free Cheerios.”

A 23-year veteran of General Mills, Harmening knows well the story behind the missteps the company made with Yoplait, which was once the top-selling yogurt brand in the U.S. He’s hoping that the launch of a new French-style yogurt, called “Oui”, can reverse the dramatic sales decline.

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