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

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

Costs ease, profits rise for Buffalo Wild Wings

As chicken costs fell, profits rose 41 percent in second quarter — despite one fewer UFC fight.

Updated: July 30, 2013, - 08:56 PM

Nash Finch says Spartan deal will cut firms' risks

Second-quarter earnings fell from the effect of new military contracts and accident-related insurance claims.

Updated: July 26, 2013, - 06:00 AM

Supervalu appoints new chief financial officer

The supermarket giant revealed it paid its departing finance chief $300,000 to stay two more months.

Updated: July 25, 2013, - 11:50 AM

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