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

July 24: Supervalu beats forecasts; turnaround takes hold

Gains from supermarkets and discount chain aided its fiscal first quarter.

Updated: August 15, 2014, - 08:52 AM

Grain shipments from Midwest remain slow

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says railways have made progress, but Canadian Pacific remains behind.

Updated: August 11, 2014, - 09:31 PM

Cargill reports difficult year; profits down 19 percent

Despite a turnaround in its beef business, Cargill was affected by troubles in its energy trading unit and sluggish demand.

Updated: August 08, 2014, - 06:14 AM

General Mills' monster cereals pair with DC Comics

General Mills turned to the superhero comics illustrators for this year’s box art.

Updated: August 07, 2014, - 05:53 AM

Aug. 5: Famous Dave's reports profits up, sales down

Famous Dave’s of America posted a mixed quarter Tuesday with its profits growing — due to cost cutting — but...

Updated: August 05, 2014, - 07:56 PM

Farm price gains in Minnesota, South Dakota slow down

Average land value is up 11 percent from last year, but the upward climb is decelerating.

Updated: August 04, 2014, - 08:18 PM

Mexican company buys Faribault Foods

Faribault Foods, best known in Minnesota for its Kuner’s canned beans and Butter Kernel vegetables, has been purchased for an...

Updated: August 01, 2014, - 07:25 PM

Cheese firm Davisco sold to Canadian dairy co-op

Canada's Agropur, in its biggest deal ever, is picking a Minnesota company with $1 billion in sales and 900 employees.

Updated: July 23, 2014, - 09:33 AM

Cargill to ease up on antibiotics

The company is phasing out the growth-promoting drugs in its turkeys amid concern about their effects on humans.

Updated: July 19, 2014, - 07:04 AM

July 16: Supervalu CEO: Rainbow deal a 'wholesale play'

A complex transaction that Supervalu orchestrated this year involving 18 Rainbow Foods stores was a “wholesale play,” and the company has no intention of again becoming a big traditional supermarket operator.

Updated: July 16, 2014, - 01:52 PM

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