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

Supervalu's profit rises sharply as all units thrive

Quarterly results beat expectations as all company’s businesses improve

Updated: January 08, 2015, - 06:00 AM

Cargill apologizes for McNugget problem in Japan

After plastic popped up in McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets sold in Japan, Cargill is extending all apologies. That’s because the suspect nuggets were supplied by Cargill’s chicken processing operations in Thailand.

Updated: January 08, 2015, - 05:56 AM

Humane Society targets Minnesota chicken processor for animal cruelty

SW. Minn. company complies with all industry guidelines, attorney says.

Updated: January 05, 2015, - 10:00 AM

Cuba has market potential for Minnesota

The easing of economic and travel restrictions with Cuba could mean a significant bump in export sales for Minnesota farmers and agribusinesses.

Updated: January 04, 2015, - 06:40 AM

Obituary: John Dennison, 72, led Star Tribune labor relations

For a labor negotiator, there’s perhaps no higher achievement than to command respect from both sides of the bargaining table.John...

Updated: December 30, 2014, - 07:58 PM

Two people identified in wrong-way fatal crash in Maple Grove

Maple Grove police on Saturday released the names of two people killed Friday in a collision involving a wrong-way driver.Cheron...

Updated: December 27, 2014, - 05:32 PM

Millennials' hunger for fresh foods eats into food giants' profits

Food giants’ sales slide as millennials lead shift toward niche brands.

Updated: December 20, 2014, - 10:56 PM

With demand weak, General Mills profit drops 37 percent

Quarterly sales and profits were down, but the earnings report didn’t have any bad surprises.

Updated: December 18, 2014, - 01:52 PM

General Mills adds new cereals to take on trends

Variations of Chex and Cheerios are General Mills’ latest push to take back the breakfast table.

Updated: December 14, 2014, - 06:33 AM

Cargill considers solo bid for animal feed company

Cargill Inc. is considering making a solo bid for a big Dutch animal feed company after an earlier joint offer...

Updated: December 11, 2014, - 09:39 PM

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