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

Supervalu selects Storch to be chairman

New board leader is former CEO for Toys ‘R’ Us and also oversaw Target’s website and its grocery business.

Updated: January 14, 2014, - 06:04 AM

Cargill takes 5% stake in Ukraine agricultural firm

The deal, potentially valued at $200 million, will boost Cargill’s grain division.

Updated: January 14, 2014, - 05:52 AM

Cargill’s quarterly profit rises 36%, though sales lag

Food ingredients, Cargill's biggest business, saw a marginal improvement while the big jump came in animal nutrition products.

Updated: January 10, 2014, - 06:26 AM

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

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