Obituary: E. Robert Kinney, former General Mills CEO

  • by: Mike Hughlett , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 11, 2013 - 7:08 PM

A native New Englander who made his name in the fish business, E. Robert Kinney became General Mills’ CEO in the late 1970s and presided over the company’s fateful move into yogurt, taking control of the then-minor Yoplait brand. General Mills would eventually transform it into a huge seller.

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