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

Cargill's new boss focuses on culture

David MacLennan sees open and honest communication as a priority at the agribusiness giant.

Updated: December 02, 2013, - 08:56 AM

Merger of Cargill, CHS, ConAgra flour units delayed by antitrust review

ConAgra, Cargill and CHS venture would be largest U.S. flour producer. They are in talks with Justice Department.

Updated: November 26, 2013, - 09:28 PM

Turkey, pork pull Hormel profits up

Hormel shares climbed to an all-time high on Tuesday after the company's fiscal fourth quarter earnings climbed 18%, driven by its biggest businesses in pork and turkey.

Updated: November 26, 2013, - 08:39 PM

Mindfulness arrives in the Twin Cities workplace

General Mills is a pioneer in bringing “mindfulness,” or meditation, to the workplace, and the practice is becoming increasingly popular.

Updated: November 24, 2013, - 06:29 AM

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

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