General Mills plans to sell or close several plants, putting more than 1,400 jobs at risk
General Mills said Thursday it would close, sell or scale back five manufacturing plants, the biggest cut to operations this year as it continues adapting to changing consumer tastes.
The move puts 1,400 jobs at stake at company facilities in New Jersey, Ohio, Brazil and China.
It comes just three weeks after Golden Valley-based General Mills publicly revealed for the first time the two categories executives use for prioritizing products. The U.S. plants that are targeted for change make products in the low-growth category where leaders said they would limit large investment.