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

A big quarter for Buffalo Wild Wings

Shares soared 10% in after-hours trading after the company's profit handily surpassed market expectations.

Updated: October 30, 2013, - 05:59 AM

Pearson Candy's bite-size bars just in time for li’l vampires

This year, Pearson Candy in St. Paul -- the maker of the popular Salted Nut Roll -- is making a big play at Halloween, adding a packaging line for bite-size bars that are perfect for trick-or-treaters.

Updated: October 29, 2013, - 10:50 PM

Animal advocates allege cruelty at Pipestone hog farm

A video shows sows confined in cramped gestation crates — a common practice — and piglets getting castrated or having their tails removed without anesthesia, squealing all the way.

Updated: October 29, 2013, - 09:18 PM

Mosaic buys Florida phosphate business for $1.4 billion

Plymouth firm gets a 22,000-acre phosphate mine and processing plant close to another mine it is building southeast of Tampa...

Updated: October 29, 2013, - 05:51 AM

Organic crusader wants food labels to spell it out

Ronnie Cummins and his Minnesota-based Organic Consumers Association have been instrumental in making genetically modified labeling a prominent national food issue. Next month, voters in Washington will be the latest to consider whether GM-containing foods should be labeled as such in their state.

Updated: October 28, 2013, - 05:45 AM

Beef recalled at Costco in Coon Rapids after E.coli incident

A child became ill from E. coli after eating ground beef bought at the Coon Rapids store. The company has...

Updated: October 23, 2013, - 11:09 PM

McDonald’s is latest fast-food spot to leave downtown Minneapolis

The new owners of Gaviidae Common II may bring the fast-food giant back after a remodel.

Updated: October 22, 2013, - 08:26 PM

Frozen pizza maker Bernatello's heads upscale – without brand name

The frozen pizza market heads upscale and Bernatello’s goes along with the trend – even to the point of dropping its traditional brand name.

Updated: October 20, 2013, - 10:51 PM

Supervalu's third-quarter profit beats expectations

After selling more than half of its stores, Supervalu’s new cost structure is yielding better-than-expected returns.

Updated: October 18, 2013, - 09:27 AM

Nash Finch courtship with Spartan Stores started two years ago, SEC papers say

Spartan's takeover of Nash Finch earlier this year began with a call two years ago. At that time, Nash FInch wanted to buy Spartan.

Updated: October 18, 2013, - 05:15 AM

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