Sales of the dry, sugary rectangles have climbed every year for 3 decades. How have they survived?
For producers, the choice is clear: Shoppers like to buy when they can peek inside.
The sector is very busy lately as large conglomerates jump on the bandwagon.
The custom of eating 3 meals a day has given way to 6 or more small snacks. 'We're in changing times,' General Mills' CEO says.
Morning bowls of flakes are falling out of favor, so companies are pushing late-night and snack-time eating.
If you're looking for wealth preservation, go for safe companies that pay a dividend and don't swing wildly when the market gets a little iffy.
Safety, reliability, nice dividends and global leadership make this company a perfect stock for retirement portfolios.
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