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General Mills To Buy Colombo Yogurt Business

November 9, 1993

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) _ General Mills Inc. said Tuesday it has agreed to buy the Colombo yogurt division of Paris-based Bongrain S.A. for an undisclosed amount.

Colombo, with annual sales of about $100 million, makes both refrigerated and frozen yogurt products.

Minneapolis-based General Mills said the acquisition will complement its Yoplait refrigerated yogurt division, which generated sales of $250 million in fiscal 1993.

Columbo is headquartered in Methuen, Mass., and has production facilities in Methuen; Hagerstown, Md.; and Springfield, Mo.

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