Founded in 1866, General Mills is one of the world's leading food companies that operates in more than 100 countries. It markets over 100 consumer brands that include H agen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Progresso, Cascadian Farm and Muir Glen. With sales of nearly $14.5 billion, the company s range of products includes cereals, vegetables, breads, and fruit and grain snacks. General Mills manages a staff of approximately 29,500 employees worldwide. The company s division, Big G cereals, markets the Cheerios, Wheaties and Lucky Charms brands. It supplies its products to schools, hotels, bakeries, restaurants and health care facilities. General Mills markets its products through a variety of domestic retail outlets, including traditional grocery and membership stores and natural food chains.