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

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

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: July 16, 2014, - 01:52 PM

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

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

CEO brings Old Country Buffet's offerings up to date

Anthony Wedo, CEO of the chain's parent company, Ovation Brands, is investing in improvements.

Updated: June 21, 2014, - 05:47 PM

St. Paul-based Kemps -- with $800M in sales, 1,265 workers -- turns 100

The regional dairy company has built a growing national business in the hot market for frozen yogurt.

Updated: June 15, 2014, - 05:53 PM

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