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

General Mills rides snack boom

Foodmakers are trying to square Americans’ penchant for snacking and their desire for nutritious options.

Updated: May 26, 2013, - 07:02 AM

Minnesota farmers recover from late planting start

Much of Minnesota’s crop is in the ground, despite a late-ending winter and spring rains that kept farmers out of...

Updated: May 24, 2013, - 08:27 PM

Hormel profits fall 4 percent

The Austin food company has been hurt by weakening conditions in its Jennie-O unit.

Updated: May 24, 2013, - 06:47 AM

Minneapolis-based Bellisio Foods to buy Overhill Farms for $81 million

Privately owned Bellisio, maker of Michelina’s, is buying the other maker of Boston Market entrees.

Updated: May 15, 2013, - 09:13 PM

Obituary: E. Robert Kinney, former General Mills CEO

A native New Englander who made his name in the fish business, E. Robert Kinney became General Mills’ CEO in...

Updated: May 11, 2013, - 07:08 PM

Cargill building $100 million Indonesian cocoa plant

It’s the company’s first such processing operation in Asia.

Updated: May 07, 2013, - 07:55 PM

Cargill prevails in dispute over water-softening claims

Cargill challenged Morton’s ads about salt pellets.

Updated: May 02, 2013, - 08:57 PM

May 2: Pearson Candy buys Bit-O-Honey brand

The chewy candy was one of Nestlé’s smaller brands, but it’s a big deal for St. Paul’s Pearson, which is...

Updated: May 02, 2013, - 06:26 AM

Tests of ground turkey find antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Consumer Reports found pathogens in most of the meat it tested. An industry group called the findings misleading.

Updated: April 30, 2013, - 10:01 PM

Buffalo Wild Wings profits fall 11% as chicken costs spike

The sports-themed chain says it is switching to a new portion system that is based on weight, not the number...

Updated: April 30, 2013, - 05:42 AM

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