Mike Hughlett

Reporter | Food industry
Phone: 612-673-7003
Mike Hughlett covers the food industry for the Star Tribune,.including General Mills and Supervalu. Previously, he was a food reporter for the Chicago Tribune.

Recent content from Mike Hughlett

Supervalu beats quarterly forecasts as turnaround takes hold

Gains from supermarkets and discount chain aided its fiscal first quarter.

Updated: July 24, 2014, - 08:58 PM

Cheese firm Davisco sold to Canadian dairy co-op

Canada's Agropur, in its biggest deal ever, is picking a Minnesota company with $1 billion in sales and 900 employees.

Updated: July 23, 2014, - 09:33 AM

Cargill to ease up on antibiotics

The company is phasing out the growth-promoting drugs in its turkeys amid concern about their effects on humans.

Updated: July 19, 2014, - 07:04 AM

Supervalu CEO calls Rainbow deal a 'wholesale play'

A complex transaction that Supervalu orchestrated this year involving 18 Rainbow Foods stores was a “wholesale play,” and the company has no intention of again becoming a big traditional supermarket operator.

Updated: July 17, 2014, - 05:46 AM

Couple killed in Cannon Falls crash are identified

Authorities said the trooper was responding to an injury crash when a vehicle pulled out in front of his squad car as he drove through Cannon Falls.

Updated: July 05, 2014, - 06:25 PM

Dakota Premium idles 300 South St. Paul workers due to cattle shortage

The U.S. beef processing industry has wrestled for two years with a shortage of cattle, due primarily to drought conditions in the Southwest. As drought burned out pasture lands, ranchers greatly cut back on their herds.

Updated: July 02, 2014, - 09:35 PM

Feb. 2: Piglet-killing virus hitting farmers hard in Minnesota

A contagious virus that can wipe out all the young piglets in a barn is spreading quickly in Minnesota.

Updated: June 28, 2014, - 05:07 PM

General Mills' Hamburger Helper overhaul hasn't helped sales

Sales of General Mills’ dinner mix haven’t rebounded after the brand was revamped last year.

Updated: June 27, 2014, - 09:37 PM

General Mills misses on 4Q results, plans cost cuts

Sales and profits both fell below expectations, capping a lackluster fiscal year. Executives said they are looking at cost cuts.

Updated: June 26, 2014, - 05:57 AM

Obituary: Fred Lang, 89, founder of Edina-based Analysts International

Fred Lang’s career goal was to create and run his own company, and he succeeded in a major way with...

Updated: June 24, 2014, - 09:23 AM

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