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

Frozen pizza maker Bernatello's heads upscale – without brand name

The frozen pizza market heads upscale and Bernatello’s goes along with the trend – even to the point of dropping its traditional brand name.

Updated: October 20, 2013, - 10:51 PM

Supervalu's third-quarter profit beats expectations

After selling more than half of its stores, Supervalu’s new cost structure is yielding better-than-expected returns.

Updated: October 18, 2013, - 09:27 AM

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

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