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

Corn farmers brace for lower fuel demand

Economists say other markets could mitigate the effect on prices.

Updated: November 23, 2013, - 05:07 PM

SpartanNash to make its home in Michigan

SpartanNash, the new company formed by the $1.3 billion buyout of Nash Finch by Spartan Stores, will be based in...

Updated: November 20, 2013, - 09:26 PM

Shareholders OK sale of Nash Finch, not payouts

They voted against paying severance to execs, including CEO Alec Covington, but on that the vote was nonbinding.

Updated: November 20, 2013, - 05:30 AM

Nash Finch buyer's headquarters plan undecided

Combined company will weigh Edina against acquirer Spartan Stores’ home in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Updated: November 13, 2013, - 10:51 AM

Minn. firms: Most trans fats already gone, but more work remains

Minnesota’s giant food companies have put a lot of work into eliminating trans fats in recent years.

Updated: November 07, 2013, - 07:51 PM

Referendum on food labels is failing in Washington

State’s referendum issue would require labels on foods containing genetically engineered ingredients.

Updated: November 06, 2013, - 08:36 PM

Cargill says it will identify ‘finely textured beef’ with labels

Surveys showed consumers wanted more transparency toward the hamburger product called “pink slime” by its critics.

Updated: November 05, 2013, - 08:48 PM

Minnesota's sugar beet growers endure a soft year

Sugar prices are down as Mexican imports surge, and Minnesota beet farmers’ incomes are expected to suffer as a result.

Updated: November 05, 2013, - 08:39 PM

March 22, 2012: 'Pink slime' backlash may hurt Cargill

Kroger Co. on Thursday joined two other national food retailers in saying it will no longer sell hamburger with finely textured beef, a move that could hurt Minnetonka-based Cargill Inc.

Updated: November 05, 2013, - 03:32 PM

Minnesota farmers running short on propane

Minnesota’s corn crop was planted late, leading to a late harvest. Farmers need to dry the wet crop, but propane...

Updated: November 02, 2013, - 08:03 AM

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