Wheaties

Type: Product
Name: Wheaties
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 4 reports

Cheerios maker gets bowled over

General Mills, maker of Cheerios and Wheaties, thinks it deserves credit for reversing itself after quietly trying to strip customers of their constitutional right to a day in court.But that's like a homeowner saying he deserves credit for putting out ... [Published Los Angeles Times - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

Some Straight Talk About Being Fat and Out of Shape

Why do two-thirds of American adults now shop for XXL sizes and huff and puff on the rare occasions they are forced to walk more than 50 feet?Is it due to "fat" genes? Lack of information about nutrition or exercise regimens? The purportedly high cost ... [Published Huffington Post - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

General Mills and Consumers’ Contracting Access to Courts

In films, signing a contract is a considered, deliberate affair. Pens are inked, notaries are summoned, and stamps thud down as witness. But, in the eyes of General Mills, rights could be signed away with the beep of a supermarket scanner or the click ... [Published American Conservative - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 20 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

General Mills reverses course on right to sue after backlash

General Mills has scrapped a controversial change to its fine print.Last week, the company posted new legal terms to its website that some read as eliminating customers' right to sue the company.General Mills explained the terms as requiring "all disputes ... [Published WDSU New Orleans - Apr 20 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Cereal maker: Like us on Facebook, give up your rights

Consumer rights will go down the drain with the milk from the cereal bowl, if General Mills has its way, according to two prominent local plaintiffs' attorneys.The company, maker of Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Wheaties and other cereals, recently added language ... [Published Beaumont Enterprise - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

General Mills' new legal fine print raises questions

Food giant General Mills ( GIS ) instituted a program that restricts legal action some of its most loyal customers can take should they have a problem with the company's products. Consumers who accept any of a list of online benefits agree to binding ... [Published CBS News - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 3 reports

Clicking 'Like' can cancel your right to sue a company

Want to save 50 cents on your cereal?Better watch out. Downloading that coupon or even clicking "Like" on the cereal maker's Facebook page could cost you the right to sue the company, given the direction US companies are taking.How did that come abou ... [Published Sophos Anti Virus - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

“Like” a Brand, Lose Future Rights to Sue Manufacturer

You read that correctly. In other words, if you eat some ingest some salmonella along with a can of their Jolly Green Giant green beans, you can’t sue them. It’s your fault, because you had the temerity to like the company or download a coupon.In language ... [Published KGW.com - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Skiing — It’s Like Downhill Ice Skating, Right?

My first time on skis? On the French Alps.I was once gifted a hideous, yellow ski suit when I was a teenager. Fortunately, I never had to ski in it. But here I was 15 years later, packing for a trip to the French Alps — my first official ski trip — and ... [Published Outtraveler.com - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Annie Dear: Sir's pillow a relic of the past

I would like you all to know that Sir is doing his bit at great personal sacrifice toward the safety of our country, the furtherment of space exploration, the protection of our military and police personnel – all from the comfort of his own bed. I know ... [Published Independence Examiner - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 2 reports

Lobbying kills bill to allow supermarket liquor sales

TALLAHASSEE — The walls between whiskey and Wheaties aren’t tumbling any time soon. Admitting he didn’t have the votes, Sen. Bill Galvano on Thursday withdrew from consideration his bill (SB 804) repealing the requirement for retailers – including supermarkets, ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 2 reports

Dow, S&P 500 retreat after setting records

(CNNMoney) -Investors must have eaten their Wheaties this morning. Stocks hit new milestones shortly after the markets opened before pulling back.The Dow and S&P 500 are now in negative territory after their record highs. The Nasdaq also fell.US markets ... [Published Click Orlando - Apr 03 2014]

Quotes

"You don't think of having a contract with a company just for downloading its coupons or getting its newsletter" said Christine Hines, consumer and civil justice counsel at the advocacy group Public Citizen. "But that's what they were saying."
General Mills explained the terms as requiring "all disputes related to the purchase or use of any General Mills product or service to be resolved through binding arbitration."
"No one is precluded from suing us by purchasing our products at a store, and no one is precluded from suing us when they 'like' one of our Facebook pages" spokeswoman Kirstie Foster wrote in a blog post
...A statement that General Mills sent CBS MoneyWatch called the claim a "mischaracterization" and said that "[n]o one is precluded from suing us merely by purchasing our products at the store or liking one of our brand Facebook pages."

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Cheerios maker gets bowled over [Published Los Angeles Times - Apr 22 2014]
Live in the D: Professionals on Monday, April 21 [Published ClickOnDetroit.com - Apr 21 2014]
Some Straight Talk About Being Fat and Out of S... [Published Huffington Post - Apr 21 2014]
General Mills changes mind on right to sue [Published BayStreet.ca - Apr 21 2014]
General Mills and Consumers’ Contracting Access... [Published American Conservative - Apr 21 2014]
General Mills Does U-Turn on Right to Sue [Published Newser - Apr 21 2014]
General Mills reverses course after criticism [Published AdBanks.net - Apr 21 2014]
Mr. Rabbit makes Easter appearance; Shirley Tem... [Published Tri-City Herald Online - Apr 20 2014]
General Mills reverses course on right to sue a... [Published WDSU New Orleans - Apr 20 2014]
General Mills' new legal fine print raises ques... [Published CBS News - Apr 18 2014]
Cereal maker: Like us on Facebook, give up your... [Published Beaumont Enterprise - Apr 18 2014]
“Like” a Brand, Lose Future Rights to Sue Manuf... [Published KGW.com - Apr 17 2014]
Clicking 'Like' can cancel your right to sue a ... [Published Sophos Anti Virus - Apr 17 2014]
Skiing — It’s Like Downhill Ice Skating, Right? [Published Outtraveler.com - Apr 17 2014]
General Mills’ New Policy: If You Engage With U... [Published The Consumerist - Apr 17 2014]
'Liking' Cheerios could crimp your legal rights [Published The Week Magazine - Apr 17 2014]
'Like' Cheerios? You just signed away your righ... [Published Business First of Buffalo - Apr 17 2014]
General Mills Opens New Frontier in Denying Con... [Published naked capitalism - Apr 17 2014]
Clarksville hero will get Patriot Guards escort [Published Leaf Chronicle - Apr 17 2014]
Annie Dear: Sir's pillow a relic of the past [Published Independence Examiner - Apr 16 2014]
Decisions, Saying So Long to Old XP [Published Cape May County Herald - Apr 16 2014]
The end of breakfast cereal? [Published FOXNews.com - Apr 16 2014]
A New Local Minneapolis Grocery Store Opens wit... [Published KSTP - Apr 15 2014]
10 Ways to Achieve the Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich [Published Complex - Apr 13 2014]
Emotional Breakdown... [Published Weight Watchers - Apr 12 2014]
Could Those Pinterest Sweepstakes Be Illegal? [Published Hispanos - Apr 11 2014]
When game goes hi-tech [Published Oman Tribune - Apr 11 2014]
Lobbying kills bill to allow supermarket liquor... [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 11 2014]
Lobbying kills bill to allow supermarket liquor... [Published Tampa Tribune - Apr 10 2014]
Dos Equis Joins Eclectic Tough Mudder Sponsors [Published Media Post - Apr 09 2014]
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General Mills reverses course after criticism [Published AdBanks.net - Apr 21 2014]
General Mills, whose portfolio of food products include Cheerios, has walked back a controversial change to its legal terms br /> General Mills has scrapped a controversial change to its fine print. Last week, the company posted new legal ...
General Mills’ New Policy: If You Engage With U... [Published The Consumerist - Apr 17 2014]
( AJ Brujstein ) Companies want customers to engage with them online as if they’re just another pal on Facebook or Twitter, one that can offer downloadable coupons and promote contests with attractive prizes. But in new language recently added to ...
General Mills Opens New Frontier in Denying Con... [Published naked capitalism - Apr 17 2014]
We have just moved beyond an event horizon as far as the corporate version of neo-feudalism is concerned. Remember that one of the salient qualities of feudalism was that the nobility had far more rights than the peasants. By contrast, one of the hoary ...
Creeping Corporatism - March Madness Edition [Published BlueOregon - Mar 25 2014]
So it’s come to this: Magic Johnson, all 6’ 9” of him, has been reduced to a talking potato chip. Yesterday morning, I was watching ESPN’s wrap-up of the weekend’s college basketball tournament, where Kentucky had edged previously undefeated Wichita ...
Wheaties™ Celebrates Snowboard Cross Champion E... [Published PR Newswire: Consumer Products & Retail - Mar 20 2014]
MINNEAPOLIS, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Snowboard cross champion Evan Strong (@strong_evan) made history after an inspiring performance in Sochi this week, taking home gold and becoming the first elite para-athlete to appear on the iconic Wheaties ...
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