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

Food makers are pushing protein

Across the entire packaged food industry, consumer concerns about health are driving a protein proliferation. But how much of the nutrient is enough, and how much is too much?

Updated: March 29, 2014, - 09:20 PM

Minnesota farmers' income plunged 78% in 2013

After a great 2012, a steep drop in prices for corn took a big toll on farm income. The price pressure was exacerbated by lower yields on both corn and soybeans.

Updated: March 27, 2014, - 09:49 PM

Cargill to outsource IT services; 900 jobs affected

Cargill will outsource some of its information technology services, a move that will affect 900 jobs worldwide, including 300 in the Twin Cities.

Updated: March 27, 2014, - 10:05 AM

Buffalo Wild Wings looks for growth beyond its core restaurants

Fast-growing Buffalo Wild Wings is moving beyond its "beer, sports wings"-themed restaurants in an effort to keep business booming over the long run.

Updated: March 23, 2014, - 09:36 AM

Pepsi partnership presents opportunities for Buffalo Wild Wings

Frito-Lay’s new Classic Hot Wings Ruffles potato chips — emblazoned with the Buffalo Wild Wings label — arrived in grocery...

Updated: March 22, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Supervalu reshapes wholesale division

Three regions are combined into two, an office in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., is significantly downsized and Minnesota gets a few more jobs.

Updated: March 20, 2014, - 08:43 PM

General Mills 3Q profit fell, led by drop in U.S. sales

The company’s adjusted quarterly profit fell 6 percent as sales volume was stagnant, particularly in its U.S. operations.

Updated: March 19, 2014, - 09:36 PM

Got (regular) milk? Fewer consumers say yes these days

Milk’s rate of decline in 2011 and 2012 was the highest in more than a decade, though per capita consumption has been falling for years.

Updated: March 16, 2014, - 06:52 AM

General Mills signals pressure on profits

Weak sales volume continued to dog the company, while yogurt marketing costs rose.

Updated: March 15, 2014, - 07:10 AM

Obituary: Vonnie Eyer, a nurse by trade, a knitter at heart

When Yvonne “Vonnie” Eyer’s great-granddaughter was born, she put a pair of knitting needles in the girl’s tiny hands. “That...

Updated: March 13, 2014, - 07:45 PM

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