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's new boss, Sam Duncan, is off to a strong start

Cost-cutting helped Sam Duncan boost first-quarter earnings, but the bigger challenge – growing sales – remains ahead.

Updated: July 19, 2013, - 05:56 AM

EARLIER: Supervalu holds 11-minute annual meeting

Maybe Supervalu chairman Bob Miller had big lunch plans Tuesday, when he concluded the company’s annual meeting in New York...

Updated: July 18, 2013, - 10:18 AM

Whole Foods boosts its presence in Twin Cities with new stores

The natural foods chain is rapidly adding stores in the Twin Cities.

Updated: July 17, 2013, - 09:02 PM

Flour-milling joint venture Ardent Mills to locate HQ in Denver

Powerhouse project of Cargill, CHS and ConAgra chooses a home at the end of the prairie.

Updated: July 16, 2013, - 09:19 PM

Mosaic's profit falls as fertilizer prices drop

With prices low and near-term demand rather slack, the company plans to cut potash production somewhat.

Updated: July 16, 2013, - 07:38 PM

Minnesota crops catch up after late spring

Despite adverse early weather, key farm crops are getting closer to normal growth patterns.

Updated: July 16, 2013, - 10:05 AM

Hormel's latest product launch: Rev, a snack wrap aimed at teens

It's a ready-to-eat product in the refrigerated case, new terrain for Hormel.

Updated: July 14, 2013, - 06:58 AM

General Mills now sees growth in new products, not deals

The company will roll out more than 200 new cereals, soups and other foods.

Updated: July 09, 2013, - 11:23 PM

General Mills relaunches Hamburger Helper

General Mills puts new marketing muscle behind Hamburger Helper, hoping to regain lost market share.

Updated: July 06, 2013, - 09:06 PM

Review yields changes to Link Snacks site

An advertising group found the maker of Jack Link’s jerky wasn’t restricting kids from divulging information.

Updated: June 28, 2013, - 07:21 PM

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