General Mills raises annual forecast banking on price hikes, steady demand
General Mills Inc (GIS.N) on Tuesday raised its annual organic sales and profit forecast, betting on price hikes and strong demand for its popular snack bars and breakfast cereals amid a cost-of-living crisis.
The Cheerios-maker now expects annual organic net sales growth of about 10%, compared to prior forecast of a 8% to 9% rise, it said in a statement ahead of an industry conference.
Global packaged food manufacturers like General Mills and Procter & Gamble Co (PG.N) have raised prices of their products in recent months to guard profit margins from spiraling costs of labor, raw materials, supply chain and transportation.
General Mills also expects full-year adjusted profit per share to rise between 7% and 8% on a constant-currency basis, compared to previous expectation of an increase of 4% to 6%.
The company, which has seen relatively little push-back from inflation-hit consumers, had in December warned of another round of price increases coming through at the beginning of 2023, especially for its pet care business.
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