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

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

Cargill says it will identify ‘finely textured beef’ with labels

Surveys showed consumers wanted more transparency toward the hamburger product called “pink slime” by its critics.

Updated: November 05, 2013, - 08:48 PM

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