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

General Mills to cut $100 million in costs as profits fall

General Mills Wednesday announced more cost cuts on the heels of a weak quarter, its profits declining 12 percent and falling well short of Wall Street’s expectations.

Updated: September 18, 2014, - 05:42 AM

July 16: Supervalu CEO: 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: September 11, 2014, - 01:52 PM

Annie's says GMO stance won't change under General Mills

It has a been a supporter of labeling foods with GMOs, while new owner General Mills has opposed such efforts.

Updated: September 09, 2014, - 11:25 PM

CHS plans $3B fertilizer plant in North Dakota

The fertilizer factory will be the largest investment in the farmer-owned co-op’s history.

Updated: September 06, 2014, - 07:09 AM

Fast-food workers in Minneapolis rally for better pay

Demonstrations across the country included events at two Minneapolis McDonald’s locations.

Updated: September 04, 2014, - 11:34 PM

Dairy Queen still light on details of data breach

With more than 3,000 franchisees, connecting dots will take time.

Updated: September 04, 2014, - 09:45 PM

Cargill buys ADM's chocolate business for $440M

The $440 million deal is a significant consolidation move in the global chocolate industry.

Updated: September 02, 2014, - 11:31 PM

Dairy Queen joins list of retailers hit by hacker attack

The chain said customer data at a “limited” number of locations may be compromised.

Updated: August 28, 2014, - 09:53 AM

BWW invests in Rusty Taco

Buffalo Wild Wings is investing in Rusty Taco, another “fast casual” diversification move for the Golden Valley sports-themed restaurant chain.

Updated: August 25, 2014, - 09:39 PM

NLRB rules against Jimmy John's franchisee

Federal agency says Twin Cities franchisee breached worker rights when it fired six for protesting lack of sick leave.

Updated: August 25, 2014, - 09:15 PM

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