Wednesday, June 11, 2008

General Mills Expands to Organics

General Mills Inc. has bought organic foods maker Humm Foods, the company said Tuesday.

Golden Valley-based foods company General Mills will purchase Denver-based Humm Foods, for an undisclosed sum.

The company detailed that Humm's Larabar and Larabar Jocalat health bars will become part of Small Planet Foods, General Mills' natural and organic products group.

The bars--vegan, kosher, and gluten-free snacks made from fruits, nuts, and chocolate--were conceived by company founder Lara Merriken in 2002.

The deal will close tomorrow.

Merriken will continue with the business, as founder and creative director, a spokeswoman for General Mills said. Humm has 25 employees, who will become employees of General Mills.

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