General Mills reported lower sales for the sixth straight quarter, hurt by a stronger dollar, but earnings topped expectations.
Sales in the United States grew 1 percent in the third quarter, helped by higher sales of yogurt and snacks, the company said on Wednesday.
General Mills shares rose about 1 percent to $52.40 in premarket trading.
The company, which makes Yoplait yoghurts, has seen sluggish U.S. sales of products such as cereals and frozen foods in the past few years as consumers shift to foods perceived as healthier.
General Mills said in September that it would acquire organic food maker Annie's Inc for about $820 million.