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

Police: Kowalski lost balance on plane's float, fell into propeller

Twin Cities grocer Jim Kowalski was standing on the float of a small plane on a northern Ontario lake, when he lost his balance and fell into the propeller and was killed, authorities said Friday.

Updated: September 06, 2013, - 10:34 PM

James Kowalski, founder of grocery chain, dies on fishing trip

James Kowalski, who built the Twin Cities chain of nine supermarkets bearing his name, died Thursday in an accident on the way home from a fishing trip in Canada. The accident occurred in a plane in Ontario, but did not involve a crash.

Updated: September 06, 2013, - 01:15 PM

Inspectors allege safety issues at American Crystal Sugar plant

The beet sugar company is contesting many of the citations, which could lead to fines of more than $60,000.

Updated: September 04, 2013, - 09:29 PM

Minnesota farmers turn away from wheat; corn, beans more profitable

Once the foundation of the Minnesota economy, wheat has been surpassed by other crops that are easier to grow and more profitable.

Updated: August 25, 2013, - 11:44 PM

Cattle feed additive pulled from market

Zilmax is widely used by Cargill and others, but concerns have arisen over animal health.

Updated: August 16, 2013, - 07:41 PM

New Cargill sweetener aims at the giant worldwide cola market

Getting the taste right has been a challenge, but the opportunity is great.

Updated: August 10, 2013, - 03:37 PM

Cargill ends its year with $2 billion in earnings

Cargill rebounded from a disastrous 2012, ending 2013 with a strong fourth quarter and improvement in most of its operating...

Updated: August 07, 2013, - 08:45 PM

Cargill Inc. makes another big move into Australia

The Minnetonka company is buying Joe White Maltings, which supplies brewers in Australia and several Southeast Asian countries.

Updated: August 05, 2013, - 09:21 PM

Falling prices cloud outlook for Minnesota corn farms

Minnesota agriculture has been going strong, but a big corn crop has cut into prices.

Updated: August 05, 2013, - 09:17 PM

Potash cartel collapse sends Mosaic shares down 17%

The collapse of a Russian cartel sent potash prices plunging; Mosaic’s CFO says investor perceptions have been “upended.”

Updated: July 30, 2013, - 09:39 PM

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