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

Bus rapid transit line opens from Apple Valley to Mall of America

Proud planners call bus rapid transit a light-rail line on rubber wheels. The route runs from Apple Valley to the...

Updated: June 22, 2013, - 06:46 PM

USDA to spend $38 million to support sugar prices

The U.S. government will intervene in the sugar market for the first time in more than a decade, spending up to $38 million in an effort to forestall a later bailout of sugar producers — including those in Minnesota — that could cost over $300 million.

Updated: June 18, 2013, - 09:27 PM

Hormel lowers earnings forecast; stock falls

The packaged food firm has been hit by softer sales of its refrigerated food products and by higher pork costs.

Updated: June 18, 2013, - 08:22 PM

Cargill Inc. tries to improve conditions at West Africa's cocoa farms

Cargill is working to improve conditions on cocoa farms of West Africa, but abuses persist.

Updated: June 10, 2013, - 05:40 AM

Target rolling out organic, natural grocery brand

Called Simply Balanced, the No. 2 U.S. retailer’s latest store brand is a response to the growing popularity of organic...

Updated: June 08, 2013, - 07:05 AM

Spring planting in Minnesota is still behind schedule

A late, wet spring has left fields muddy and may lead to lower yields for corn, the state’s top crop.

Updated: June 04, 2013, - 09:06 AM

General Mills to release BFast, a new 'breakfast shake'

General Mills’ new BFast is a shelf-stable drink aimed at those who skip the first meal of the day.

Updated: June 01, 2013, - 05:51 PM

Veteran maritime specialist reflects on a decade at helm of Duluth's port

A veteran maritime and railroad specialist reflected on a decade at the helm of Duluth’s port.

Updated: June 01, 2013, - 05:50 PM

Famous Dave's cutting, realigning corporate staff

Twelve upper-management positions will go as CEO John Gilbert moves to align expenses.

Updated: May 31, 2013, - 08:02 PM

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

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