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

Nash Finch courtship with Spartan Stores started two years ago, SEC papers say

Spartan's takeover of Nash Finch earlier this year began with a call two years ago. At that time, Nash FInch wanted to buy Spartan.

Updated: October 18, 2013, - 05:15 AM

Fargo FedEx driver killed in Minnesota crash

A Federal Express driver died Friday in northwestern Minnesota when he struck an approach and was ejected from his vehicle.The...

Updated: October 12, 2013, - 03:31 PM

Energy trading tamps down Cargill’s profit 41%

Fiscal first-quarter earnings came under broad pressure, including in the grain operations that are its biggest business.

Updated: October 09, 2013, - 09:08 PM

Twin Cities give ADM leverage in Illinois

Company executives met with Minnesota officials on Monday.

Updated: October 09, 2013, - 09:51 AM

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

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