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

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

Minnesota's sugar beet growers endure a soft year

Sugar prices are down as Mexican imports surge, and Minnesota beet farmers’ incomes are expected to suffer as a result.

Updated: November 05, 2013, - 08:39 PM

March 22, 2012: 'Pink slime' backlash may hurt Cargill

Kroger Co. on Thursday joined two other national food retailers in saying it will no longer sell hamburger with finely textured beef, a move that could hurt Minnetonka-based Cargill Inc.

Updated: November 05, 2013, - 03:32 PM

Minnesota farmers running short on propane

Minnesota’s corn crop was planted late, leading to a late harvest. Farmers need to dry the wet crop, but propane...

Updated: November 02, 2013, - 08:03 AM

A big quarter for Buffalo Wild Wings

Shares soared 10% in after-hours trading after the company's profit handily surpassed market expectations.

Updated: October 30, 2013, - 05:59 AM

Pearson Candy's bite-size bars just in time for li’l vampires

This year, Pearson Candy in St. Paul -- the maker of the popular Salted Nut Roll -- is making a big play at Halloween, adding a packaging line for bite-size bars that are perfect for trick-or-treaters.

Updated: October 29, 2013, - 10:50 PM

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