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

Cost cutting helps profits at smaller Supervalu

The grocery company saw weak sales at traditional supermarkets, but good results at its discount chain.

Updated: January 09, 2014, - 08:57 PM

CHS revenue, income show first-quarter decline

Crimped margins in the refinery segment were cited for 30 percent drop in earnings at the big farmer-owned cooperative.

Updated: January 08, 2014, - 09:27 PM

Summit unveils new look for its beer

Summit partnered with Minneapolis-based Duffy & Partners, a corporate design shop, to develop “visual stories” to grace bottles of beer.

Updated: January 08, 2014, - 08:26 PM

Chobani lovers complain about smaller yogurt cups

Chobani dominates Greek-style yogurt but has drawn complaints after following General Mills with a 100-calorie, 5.3-ounce product.

Updated: January 07, 2014, - 05:34 PM

General Mills launches snack delivery service

Nibblr, the company’s new snack delivery subscription service, is the brainchild of its nascent innovation department.

Updated: January 05, 2014, - 07:40 AM

Minnesota meatpacker cited a fourth time for inhumane processing

Triple J Family Farms has been hit with four suspensions for inhumane beef-processing practices at its plant in Buffalo Lake.

Updated: January 03, 2014, - 09:22 AM

Prevailing against the weather: A conversation with the president of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association

Minnesota’s corn farmers have had a fairly good corn crop, despite the late arrival of spring planting season.

Updated: December 28, 2013, - 08:03 PM

Last 'saltie' of the year departs Duluth-Superior ports

Exports from Duluth-Superior were up at least 15 percent; domestic shipments also rose.

Updated: December 19, 2013, - 08:37 PM

General Mills earnings slip with packaged food market

General Mills’ showing follows anemic quarterly results last month from Kellogg and Campbell Soup, along with several months of lackluster sales for much of the packaged foods industry.

Updated: December 19, 2013, - 05:49 AM

Watkins extracts and spices make headway into grocery stores

Historic J.R. Watkins Co. works to bring its extracts and spices deeper into retail channels, taking on industry giant McCormick.

Updated: December 15, 2013, - 02:00 PM

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