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

Schwan hires Nestlé veteran as new CEO

Schwan Food Co. announced that it had chosen a new CEO, Dimitrios Smyrnios, a veteran food industry executive most recently...

Updated: October 07, 2013, - 09:54 PM

Shakopee malting company rides the craft brew craze

Long a supplier to the giants of brewing, Shakopee’s Rahr Malting Co. is placing more emphasis on newer and smaller customers – and finding more growth.

Updated: October 06, 2013, - 08:10 AM

Chick-fil-A expansion in Minnesota starts with 2 store openings next week

A meal giveaway will mark next week’s store openings.

Updated: October 04, 2013, - 08:28 PM

Four top Nash Finch executives will depart after Spartan Stores buyout

The executives -- including CEO Alec Covington -- are being terminated pursuant to their “change of control” agreements with Nash Finch, meaning they won’t walk away empty-handed.

Updated: October 04, 2013, - 06:02 AM

Slumping sugar prices cost U.S. taxpayers $53.3 million

A price support system required the purchase of more than 272 million pounds of sugar.

Updated: October 01, 2013, - 06:52 AM

Wing prices rise as McDonald's adds them

McDonald’s entry into the chicken wing market is driving up the price of wholesale wings.

Updated: September 27, 2013, - 08:44 PM

Social justice group objects to Cargill's land holdings in Colombia

A Cargill-owned entity now has nearly 130,000 agricultural acres in Colombia, where farm size is limited. Not fair, says the group Oxfam.

Updated: September 27, 2013, - 04:53 AM

Schwan Food CEO steps down

Greg Flack will leave after five years as president and CEO of Marshall-based frozen food giant.

Updated: September 24, 2013, - 09:16 PM

General Mills CEO wants national answer to genetic ingredient labeling

Ken Powell touted a federal standard on ingredient labeling.

Updated: September 24, 2013, - 09:08 PM

Crop should withstand tough weather

Late snow and a dry August hurt farmers, but the fall harvest is still expected to be decent for most.

Updated: September 21, 2013, - 11:12 PM

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