General Mills gets into the delivery business

  • Article by: Mike Hughlett , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 11, 2013 - 6:23 AM

Food giant General Mills is launching a pilot project with Coborn’s that will deliver frozen full meals, hoping to win over seniors.

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la55122Mar. 10, 13 4:48 PM

Let me be the first to say, Hold on! These are still processed foods prepared from GMO ingredients since General Mills won't list sources for their ingredients. How many additives and preservatives are added? What about sodium content, most frozen meals are full of sodium. In short, I wouldn't give my aged parent something not healthy. Let's have General Mills talk about quality, not ease of consumption. Unless we don't really care about our senior citizen.

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mrprogressiveMar. 10, 13 9:52 PM

$55 for 7 is $7.85 each WAY too expensive for a 9.5 oz meal even with deliery. You can get similar meals at Cub for under $2.

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BUDMar. 10, 1310:11 PM

Meals on wheels is cheaper and hot. And the driver checks to make sure the person is okay.

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DufferHMar. 10, 1310:44 PM

I don't understand how this is really any different from ordering frozen dinners (aka TV dinners) already for sale and delivery by Coborn's. And this is considerably more expensive. Meals on Wheels may be cheaper or free (if the person qualifies), but they are certainly not very tasty or attractive.

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raleighmamaMar. 10, 1311:58 PM

I looked at the website - WAY OVERPRICED!! Seniors on a budget CANNOT afford these meals.

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texas_technomanMar. 11, 13 4:46 AM

Can you say Schwann's?

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mom2fourMar. 11, 13 6:50 AM

If you still have to heat these up, who is going to do it? If the senior is capable of doing this, then they would be capable of heating up any other frozen dinners which are much less expensive. We need to teach people about value, not lead them into being overcharged.

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marcymmbMar. 11, 13 9:38 AM

Maybe you people should gp on their website and do a little investigating before you bash their project.

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freedomallMar. 11, 13 2:21 PM

To give Seniors a heads up, General Mills should add MO after the signature G on their logo.

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bigbear815Mar. 11, 13 3:21 PM

Eat real food! Mashed potatoes, cooked carrots, salad, pot roast, PBJ, peas, etc. Most older people can still make this stuff. One can eat well cheaply when they don't eat highly processed foods. Also, Making food and sharing it is healthy for the mind, body, and spirit.

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