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

Dakota Premium idles 300 South St. Paul workers due to cattle shortage

The U.S. beef processing industry has wrestled for two years with a shortage of cattle, due primarily to drought conditions in the Southwest. As drought burned out pasture lands, ranchers greatly cut back on their herds.

Updated: July 02, 2014, - 09:35 PM

General Mills' Hamburger Helper overhaul hasn't helped sales

Sales of General Mills’ dinner mix haven’t rebounded after the brand was revamped last year.

Updated: June 27, 2014, - 09:37 PM

General Mills misses on 4Q results, plans cost cuts

Sales and profits both fell below expectations, capping a lackluster fiscal year. Executives said they are looking at cost cuts.

Updated: June 26, 2014, - 05:57 AM

Obituary: Fred Lang, 89, founder of Edina-based Analysts International

Fred Lang’s career goal was to create and run his own company, and he succeeded in a major way with...

Updated: June 24, 2014, - 09:23 AM

CEO brings Old Country Buffet's offerings up to date

Anthony Wedo, CEO of the chain's parent company, Ovation Brands, is investing in improvements.

Updated: June 21, 2014, - 05:47 PM

St. Paul-based Kemps -- with $800M in sales, 1,265 workers -- turns 100

The regional dairy company has built a growing national business in the hot market for frozen yogurt.

Updated: June 15, 2014, - 05:53 PM

Deal speculation intensifies in food business

Analysts think General Mills and Hormel are more likely to be buyers than sellers.

Updated: June 08, 2014, - 09:20 AM

Consumer pressure leads Cargill to give pigs more room

The move to group sow housing by Cargill and other U.S. pork firms reflects an important shift in thinking about animal welfare, from consumers to large food ­corporations

Updated: June 08, 2014, - 08:37 AM

Parkers Farm recalls products over listeria concerns

No illnesses have been reported, but cheeses and salsa could be contaminated with listeria.

Updated: June 06, 2014, - 11:39 PM

Watchdog group renders split decision on yogurt ads

Chobani had alleged that General Mills made exaggerated claims in taste-test ads.

Updated: June 05, 2014, - 09:32 AM

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