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

Famous Dave’s CEO makes a quick exit

Famous Dave’s chief executive officer John Gilbert — who has led the restaurant company for only 18 months — has resigned and will be succeeded on an interim basis by a recently-appointed board member. No reason was given.

Updated: February 11, 2014, - 06:19 PM

Buffalo Wild Wings shares fall 9.7 percent

Lofty expectations collides with leveling growth. It's the Apple problem in the shape of beer mugs and sauce-coated napkins.

Updated: February 05, 2014, - 09:24 PM

Quarterly profit takes off at Buffalo Wild Wings

The chicken wings-and-beer restaurant chain got a boost from lower wholesale prices for its main product, chicken wings.

Updated: February 04, 2014, - 09:00 PM

Piglet-killing virus hitting farmers hard in Minnesota

A contagious virus that can wipe out all the young piglets in a barn is spreading quickly in Minnesota.

Updated: February 01, 2014, - 02:34 PM

Minnesota farmers welcome certainty, substance of farm bill

Reshaped policies end subsidies, enhance insurance, cut food stamps.

Updated: January 31, 2014, - 09:56 AM

General Mills is adding 50 products to its lineup

Breakfast biscuits added to Nature Valley. Cheerios gets a version with dark chocolate and Fiber One adds a meal bar.

Updated: January 31, 2014, - 05:36 AM

Xcel cites progress in restoring gas supplies

But more than 800 businesses that are part of a special program still have gas supplies curtailed.

Updated: January 27, 2014, - 09:40 PM

Jan. 27: Recipe for outbreak: Sick food workers

Since at least 2006, the Minnesota Health Department has concluded that sick workers were the likely or suspected cause of over 72 percent of all norovirus cases on average each year.

Updated: January 27, 2014, - 10:21 AM

Propane shortage slams farmers

Livestock agriculture is a big user, particularly the turkey and pork producers.

Updated: January 24, 2014, - 11:19 PM

Cargill to pay $2.2 million to settle claim of hiring bias

Company called allegations at meatpacking plants “unfounded.”

Updated: January 23, 2014, - 05:25 AM

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