This excerpt taken from the GIS 10-Q filed Sep 19, 2007.
Betty Crocker fruit snacks, offset by declines in the salty snacks and popcorn categories. Yoplait recorded net sales growth of 3.4 percent led by the Light varieties and multipack segments of the core cup product line, as well as pricing actions taken during the quarter.
Operating profits for the first quarter of fiscal 2008, improved 5.8 percent to $473.3 million from $447.3 million in the same period a year ago. Volume growth increased operating profit by $27.6 million. Increased supply chain costs of $31.5 million and consumer marketing expenses of $19.1 million were offset by favorable price and product mix.
International Segment Results
Net sales for our International segment were up 18.5 percent in the first quarter of fiscal 2008 to $599.4 million. This growth was driven by an 8.7 point increase in sales volume, 7.0 points of favorable foreign exchange, and 2.8 points of price and product mix. Sales volumes increased across all of our geographic regions, especially in Europe and Latin America.