General Mills Supports Women, One Vanilla Bean at a Time

Originally published on the Taste of General Mills Blog

Before you take your next bite of our sweet, creamy Häagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream, we invite you to think about who grows the vanilla for this delicious treat, and how you are supporting that farmer’s livelihood.

Nestlé Joins TerraCycle as Founding Partner of Loop, Debuts Reusable Ice Cream Packaging

Consumers will be able to enjoy Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream as part of new subscription and home delivery service aiming to shift the supply chain and eliminate waste
Press Release

VEVEY, Switzerland and ARLINGTON, Va., January 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Nestlé’s Häagen-Dazs brand today announced a new service in partnership with global recycling organization TerraCycle, that will provide a first-of-its-kind home delivery service to consumers called Loop. Loop will enable consumers to responsibly enjoy Häagen-Dazs and other household favorite foods and personal care products in customized, durable packaging that are collected, cleaned, refilled and re-used—all from the consumer’s front door step.

Häagen-Dazs Loves Honey Bees

by Jim Witkin

If you’ve ever wanted a bee’s-eye view of what life is like for the planet’s hardest working pollinators, then check out the new virtual reality video experience “The Extraordinary Honey Bee“ developed for Nestlé’s Häagen-Dazs brand.

The Häagen-Dazs® Brand Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Honey Bee Support

New flavor raises awareness, virtual reality experience educates consumers and new pollinator habitat provides year-long home for millions of bees
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., April 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Bees are critical to one-third of the world’s crops, including ingredients that are used in more than one-third of HÄAGEN-DAZS ice cream flavors such as Vanilla Swiss Almond, Strawberry and Rocky Road. However, bees are being threatened at a staggering rate as an estimated one-third of honey bee colonies were lost between April 2016 and March 2017.

7 Nestlé Brand Stories You Missed in 2017

Our brands were busy in 2017 — find out what they were up to!

by Shorouk Elkobrsi

2017 was an eventful year here at Nestlé. We launched innovative products, had new learnings on the joy of pizza, broke Guinness World Records, and welcomed new members to our family.

We know you had a busy year too — so in case you missed any of our biggest stories, we’ve got a quick roundup of the highlights for you:

1. Bringing Plant-Based Creamers to Life

Haagen-Dazs Pleased to Have Virtual Reality Experience “The Extraordinary Honey Bee” Selected for HTC Vive’s VR for Impact Program

Haagen-Dazs was one of three awardees as HTC Vive marks Earth Day by unveiling the first grant recipients from its $10 million program targeting United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Press Release

San Francisco, CA., April 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ - From 1,400 submissions, “The Extraordinary Honey Bee” has been selected as one of the first three grant recipients for HTC Vive’s VR for Impact program. VR for Impact is a program that HTC Vive created to invest $10 million on VR projects that ladder up to the UN’s sustainability goals.

How Vanilla Brings Global Communities Together


Off Africa’s southeast coast, Madagascar, the world’s fourth largest island, is home to a stunning diversity of plants and animal species found nowhere else on Earth. In fact, nearly 90 percent of all plants and animals native to Madagascar are endemic to the island. Among those valuable plants is vanilla, meriting the island the title of World Capitol of Vanilla.

Darden Marks 10 Years of Harvest Food Program; Allstate Donates $10M to Fight Chicago Crime; General Mills and Haagen-Dazs Support Vanilla Farmers - CSR Minute for March 1, 2013

Press Release

This month, Darden Restaurants celebrates the 10th anniversary of its Harvest Program, a food rescue initiative that collects and donates unserved food and delivers it to hunger relief organizations and food banks. Darden Harvest has provided more than 62 million pounds of donated food to local organizations and food banks. The Harvest donations are safely saved, fully prepared menu items, from lasagna and vegetables to lobster.

Vanilla Program to Help Madagascar Farmers


by Bridget Christenson

Nourishing Lives. At General Mills, this is our mission. Every day this mission comes to life through the work we do to benefit people and communities around the world. This includes the farmers that grow the crops our business relies upon to make the products our consumers know and trust.

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