GIS » Topics » U.S. Retail

These excerpts taken from the GIS 10-K filed Jul 11, 2008.
U.S. Retail
     
• Carson, California
  • Kansas City, Missouri
• Lodi, California
  • Great Falls, Montana
• Covington, Georgia
  • Vineland, New Jersey
• Belvidere, Illinois
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico
• West Chicago, Illinois
  • Buffalo, New York
• New Albany, Indiana
  • Wellston, Ohio
• Carlisle, Iowa
  • Murfreesboro, Tennessee
• Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
• Reed City, Michigan
  • Irapuato, Mexico
• Hannibal, Missouri
   
     
International
  Bakeries and Foodservice
• Rooty Hill, Australia
  • Chanhassen, Minnesota
• Guangzhou, China
  • Joplin, Missouri
• Arras, France
  • Martel, Ohio
• San Adrian, Spain
   
• Berwick, United Kingdom
   
• Cagua, Venezuela
   
 
We also own or lease warehouse space totaling 13 million square feet, of which 10 million square feet are leased, that primarily supports our U.S. Retail segment. We own and lease a number of sales and administrative offices in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere around the world, totaling 3 million square feet (600,000 square feet of which are leased).
 
As part of our Häagen-Dazs business in our International segment, we operate 185 and franchise 451 branded ice cream parlors in various countries around the world, all outside of the United States and Canada. All shops we operate are leased, totaling 180,000 square feet.

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ITEM 3   Legal Proceedings

We are the subject of various pending or threatened legal actions in the ordinary course of our business. All such matters are subject to many uncertainties and outcomes that are not predictable with assurance. In our opinion, there were no claims or litigation pending as of May 25, 2008, that were reasonably likely to have a material adverse effect on our consolidated financial position or results of operations. See the information contained under the section entitled “Environmental Matters” in Item 1 of this report for a discussion of environmental matters in which we are involved.
 
ITEM 4   Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
None.
 




























































     


• Carson, California


 

• Kansas City, Missouri


• Lodi, California


 

• Great Falls, Montana


• Covington, Georgia


 

• Vineland, New Jersey


• Belvidere, Illinois


 

• Albuquerque, New Mexico


• West Chicago, Illinois


 

• Buffalo, New York


• New Albany, Indiana


 

• Wellston, Ohio


• Carlisle, Iowa


 

• Murfreesboro, Tennessee


• Cedar Rapids, Iowa


 

• Milwaukee, Wisconsin


• Reed City, Michigan


 

• Irapuato, Mexico


• Hannibal, Missouri


 

 



















































     


International


 

Bakeries and
Foodservice



• Rooty Hill, Australia


 

• Chanhassen, Minnesota


• Guangzhou, China


 

• Joplin, Missouri


• Arras, France


 

• Martel, Ohio


• San Adrian, Spain


 

 


• Berwick, United Kingdom


 

 


• Cagua, Venezuela


 

 






 



We also own or lease warehouse space totaling 13 million
square feet, of which 10 million square feet are leased,
that primarily supports our U.S. Retail segment. We own and
lease a number of sales and administrative offices in the United
States, Canada, and elsewhere around the world, totaling
3 million square feet (600,000 square feet of which
are leased).


 



As part of our Häagen-Dazs business in our International
segment, we operate 185 and franchise 451 branded ice cream
parlors in various countries around the world, all outside of
the United States and Canada. All shops we operate are leased,
totaling 180,000 square feet.















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ITEM 3  


Legal
Proceedings







We are the subject of various pending or threatened legal
actions in the ordinary course of our business. All such matters
are subject to many uncertainties and outcomes that are not
predictable with assurance. In our opinion, there were no claims
or litigation pending as of May 25, 2008, that were
reasonably likely to have a material adverse effect on our
consolidated financial position or results of operations. See
the information contained under the section entitled
“Environmental Matters” in Item 1 of this report
for a discussion of environmental matters in which we are
involved.


 

















ITEM 4  


Submission
of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders






None.


 




U.S. Retail

Net sales for General Mills’ domestic retail operations grew 3 percent in the third quarter to $1.99 billion, driven by a 3 percent unit volume increase. Operating profits totaled $420 million, matching prior-year results.

        Net sales for the Yoplait division grew 9 percent over last year’s third quarter. Big G cereal net sales grew 5 percent from last year’s third quarter results when merchandised price increases resulted in a decline in net sales. Baking Products net sales grew 12 percent, reflecting good performance during the holiday baking season. Net sales for the Snacks division grew 4 percent led by continued good growth on Nature Valley granola bars. Net sales for Pillsbury USA and the Meals division each grew 1 percent in the period.

        Through the first nine months of 2006, net sales for the U.S. Retail segment were up 3 percent to $6.13 billion, reflecting 2 percent volume growth and net price realization. Segment operating profit grew 2 percent to $1.37 billion.


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