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

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

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

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