New Products, Partnerships and Old Hat - Research Report on General Mills, Kellogg's, McCormick, ConAgra and Diamond Foods

  New Products, Partnerships and Old Hat - Research Report on General Mills,
               Kellogg's, McCormick, ConAgra and Diamond Foods

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NEW YORK, March 13, 2013

NEW YORK, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting General
Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS), Kellogg Company (NYSE: K), McCormick & Company,
Incorporated (NYSE: MKC), ConAgra Foods, Inc. (NYSE: CAG) and Diamond Foods,
Inc. (NASDAQ: DMND). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge -
including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the
links below.

General Mills, Inc. Research Report

America's first name in breakfast - General Mills - has come up with new,
innovative products that are to be launched this fiscal 2013. With fiber and
protein continuing to be on trend, General Mills continues to see growth in
the better-for-you-snacking category, as it launched various snacking options
like Fiber One Protein bars, Green Giant Veggie Chips, Yoplait Greek 100 in
Lemon and LARABAR Cappuccino to name a few. The company is also testing out a
dairy-based breakfast shake called "BFast". This contains whole grains and has
the nutritional value of a bowl of cereal and milk, fiber, proteins, and
vitamins. Guaranty, a leading provider of financial guaranty insurance
recently announced its plan to launch a new The Full Research Report on
General Mills, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and
price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/5ea3_GIS]

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Kellogg Company Research Report

For the fifth time, the Kellogg Company has been recognized by the Ethisphere
Institute as one of this year's "World's Most Ethical Companies". The Kellogg
Company culture, shaped by K values-six attributes that help define and guide
the way the business operates and unites employees at every level and region
of the organization, helping them to connect to the company's heritage. "A
strong culture of ethics and corporate responsibility is part of our heritage,
instilled more than a century ago by our founder, W.K. Kellogg," said John
Bryant, President & CEO of Kellogg Company. "Today, that legacy continues
through our employees' commitment to integrity and trust as they work to
enrich and delight the world through foods and brands that matter." The
Ethisphere Institute is a leading international think-tank dedicated to the
creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics,
corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability. The Full
Research Report on Kellogg Company- including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/f3a1_K]

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McCormick & Company, Incorporated Research Report

McCormick & Company welcomes the promotion of Chuck Langmead as President,
Global Industrial, McCormick & Company. This new post will help the company
drive sales growth by aligning its customer intimacy efforts and driving its
strategy consistently across McCormick's industrial businesses across the
globe. Randy Carper will also be joining Mr. Langmead as President, U.S.
Industrial Group. "These new assignments will help align McCormick to
strengthen global customer intimacy," said Alan Wilson, McCormick Chairman,
President and CEO. "Chuck and Randy's efforts will help drive our long-term
objectives to grow our business globally and continue our success in
developing great flavors with our global strategic customers. The Full
Research Report on McCormick & Company, Incorporated - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/0db3_MKC]

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ConAgra Foods, Inc. Research Report

A joint venture between ConAgra, Cargill and CHS will result into a new
company, Ardent Mills. This venture will join the operations of ConAgra Mills
and Horizon Milling to create a premier four milling company. This will
likewise connect the strengths and capabilities of ConAgra Food, Cargill and
CHS to benefit bakery and food company customers with innovative flour and
grain products, services and solutions. Suppliers, including the many farmers
and cooperatives that currently provide wheat to the milling operations of
ConAgra Mills and Horizon Milling, are expected to benefit from the additional
sourcing opportunities provided by Ardent Mills' asset base, as well as from
more opportunities to make value-adding connections to consumers. The Full
Research Report on ConAgra Foods, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/7161_CAG]

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Diamond Foods, Inc. Research Report

Diamond's Q2 fiscal 2013 are in with snack segment net sales up at 7.2% and
gross profit at $50.6 million. "Our second quarter results reflect continued
progress against our key initiatives, which are aimed at driving margin
expansion and a more sustainable topline growth profile over time," said
Diamond's Chief Executive Officer Brian J. Driscoll. The company's snack sales
went up 7.2%, to $105.4 million driven by an increase in net price realization
or a 2% volume increase. Snacks gross profit was $34.8 million, or 33.0
percent of net sales, for the second quarter of fiscal 2013, compared to $28.4
million, or 28.9 percent of net sales, for the same quarter in the prior year.
Improvement in Snacks gross profit as a percentage of net sales reflects an
increase in net price realization. Diamond plans to seek further improvements
by reducing its reliance on discounting and is eliminating underperforming
products. The Full Research Report on Diamond Foods, Inc. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/3db0_DMND]

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