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

American Crystal Sugar lockout ends

Just over 400 workers returned to their jobs Tuesday, bringing to a close one of Minnesota’s longest work stoppages in...

Updated: May 28, 2013, - 09:11 PM

General Mills rides snack boom

Foodmakers are trying to square Americans’ penchant for snacking and their desire for nutritious options.

Updated: May 26, 2013, - 07:02 AM

Minnesota farmers recover from late planting start

Much of Minnesota’s crop is in the ground, despite a late-ending winter and spring rains that kept farmers out of...

Updated: May 24, 2013, - 08:27 PM

Hormel profits fall 4 percent

The Austin food company has been hurt by weakening conditions in its Jennie-O unit.

Updated: May 24, 2013, - 06:47 AM

Minneapolis-based Bellisio Foods to buy Overhill Farms for $81 million

Privately owned Bellisio, maker of Michelina’s, is buying the other maker of Boston Market entrees.

Updated: May 15, 2013, - 09:13 PM

Obituary: E. Robert Kinney, former General Mills CEO

A native New Englander who made his name in the fish business, E. Robert Kinney became General Mills’ CEO in...

Updated: May 11, 2013, - 07:08 PM

Cargill building $100 million Indonesian cocoa plant

It’s the company’s first such processing operation in Asia.

Updated: May 07, 2013, - 07:55 PM

Cargill prevails in dispute over water-softening claims

Cargill challenged Morton’s ads about salt pellets.

Updated: May 02, 2013, - 08:57 PM

May 2: Pearson Candy buys Bit-O-Honey brand

The chewy candy was one of Nestlé’s smaller brands, but it’s a big deal for St. Paul’s Pearson, which is...

Updated: May 02, 2013, - 06:26 AM

Tests of ground turkey find antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Consumer Reports found pathogens in most of the meat it tested. An industry group called the findings misleading.

Updated: April 30, 2013, - 10:01 PM

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