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

Caribou to close 80 stores, rebrand 88; Minnesota mostly unaffected

Caribou’s national footprint will shrink but the effect in the Twin Cities will be limited, with just three of 201 locations closing.

Updated: April 08, 2013, - 08:27 PM

CFO and general counsel leaving Supervalu

Supervalu’s chief financial officer and general counsel will both exit the company, the latest retooling of its top executive ranks under new CEO Sam Duncan.

Updated: April 03, 2013, - 04:24 PM

Locked-out sugar workers to vote for fifth time

Crystal Sugar workers to hold fifth vote on contract April 13; lockout has lasted 20 months.

Updated: April 01, 2013, - 07:36 PM

Workers burned at Minnesota Crystal Sugar plant

Saturday accident is the second significant on-site injury in two months.

Updated: April 01, 2013, - 07:35 PM

Mosaic earnings jump 26 percent

The fertilizer producer’s third-quarter revenue was up 2 percent from a year earlier.

Updated: March 29, 2013, - 09:25 AM

Corn-ucopia: Farmers have sunny outlook for Minn.'s biggest crop

Minnesota farmers plan to plant a record amount of corn this year, while the overall U.S. corn crop is expected to be the biggest since 1936.

Updated: March 28, 2013, - 10:43 PM

Supervalu eliminates 600 jobs in Minnesota

The Eden Prairie-based company is slashing 38 percent of its headquarters workforce just days after completing the sale of its four largest grocery chains.

Updated: March 26, 2013, - 10:03 PM

Big chickens - and their wings - are bad news for hoops fans

The increasing size of the birds makes wings more expensive for sports bars — a big issue at tournament time.

Updated: March 24, 2013, - 07:57 PM

Genetically engineered food: Put a label on it?

As California votes on labeling genetically engineered food, the implications are huge for Minnesota's food industry.

Updated: March 24, 2013, - 08:58 AM

General Mills posts solid increase in 3rd quarter profits

Anchored by its U.S. retail foods and food service businesses, General Mills on Wednesday posted a solid increase in quarterly profits, beating Wall Street forecasts.

Updated: March 21, 2013, - 06:20 AM

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