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

CEO brings Old Country Buffet's offerings up to date

Anthony Wedo, CEO of the chain's parent company, Ovation Brands, is investing in improvements.

Updated: June 21, 2014, - 05:47 PM

St. Paul-based Kemps -- with $800M in sales, 1,265 workers -- turns 100

The regional dairy company has built a growing national business in the hot market for frozen yogurt.

Updated: June 15, 2014, - 05:53 PM

Deal speculation intensifies in food business

Analysts think General Mills and Hormel are more likely to be buyers than sellers.

Updated: June 08, 2014, - 09:20 AM

Consumer pressure leads Cargill to give pigs more room

The move to group sow housing by Cargill and other U.S. pork firms reflects an important shift in thinking about animal welfare, from consumers to large food ­corporations

Updated: June 08, 2014, - 08:37 AM

Parkers Farm recalls products over listeria concerns

No illnesses have been reported, but cheeses and salsa could be contaminated with listeria.

Updated: June 06, 2014, - 11:39 PM

Watchdog group renders split decision on yogurt ads

Chobani had alleged that General Mills made exaggerated claims in taste-test ads.

Updated: June 05, 2014, - 09:32 AM

Land O'Lakes sells Missouri egg business

Missouri egg division is the latest to be divested by the cooperative in recent months.

Updated: June 05, 2014, - 05:37 AM

Land O'Lakes sells part of egg business

Southern California Egg Cooperative is buying most of Land O’Lakes’ subsidiary Moark’s assets in that state.

Updated: May 24, 2014, - 07:47 AM

Rensi becomes permanent CEO at Famous Dave's

Ed Rensi, a former McDonald's executive, had been leading the Minnetonka-based barbecue chain on an interim basis since February, when its previous leader abruptly resigned.

Updated: May 23, 2014, - 07:54 PM

Hormel’s 12% profit rise misses forecasts

While pork and other products fared well, sales of turkey products fell and expenses to grow the birds grew.

Updated: May 22, 2014, - 05:27 AM

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