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

Butter's comeback is churning big sales for Minnesota firms

Per capita U.S. butter consumption has hit highs not seen in about 40 years. The once demonized fat is downright de rigueur in cooking circles, a star on celebrity chef shows. It has become a natural food darling.

Updated: April 14, 2014, - 06:34 AM

Cargill’s quarterly profits dip 28% after trading loss

China’s corn rejection and a harsh winter crimped earnings at the company.

Updated: April 08, 2014, - 08:17 PM

Lunds goes after growth in a high-end niche with new concept store

While others fight for price-focused shoppers, Lunds and Byerly’s is opening new locations and experimenting with a new store concept: About a third of the size of a conventional store, this one focuses on prepared foods and features a large restaurant complete with beer and wine.

Updated: April 05, 2014, - 08:14 PM

USDA: More soybeans, fewer sugar beets in Minnesota this year

Farmers are adjusting to lower prices for both sugar beets and corn, a new report suggests.

Updated: March 31, 2014, - 09:14 PM

Food makers are pushing protein

Across the entire packaged food industry, consumer concerns about health are driving a protein proliferation. But how much of the nutrient is enough, and how much is too much?

Updated: March 29, 2014, - 09:20 PM

Minnesota farmers' income plunged 78% in 2013

After a great 2012, a steep drop in prices for corn took a big toll on farm income. The price pressure was exacerbated by lower yields on both corn and soybeans.

Updated: March 27, 2014, - 09:49 PM

Cargill to outsource IT services; 900 jobs affected

Cargill will outsource some of its information technology services, a move that will affect 900 jobs worldwide, including 300 in the Twin Cities.

Updated: March 27, 2014, - 10:05 AM

Buffalo Wild Wings looks for growth beyond its core restaurants

Fast-growing Buffalo Wild Wings is moving beyond its "beer, sports wings"-themed restaurants in an effort to keep business booming over the long run.

Updated: March 23, 2014, - 09:36 AM

Pepsi partnership presents opportunities for Buffalo Wild Wings

Frito-Lay’s new Classic Hot Wings Ruffles potato chips — emblazoned with the Buffalo Wild Wings label — arrived in grocery...

Updated: March 22, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Supervalu reshapes wholesale division

Three regions are combined into two, an office in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., is significantly downsized and Minnesota gets a few more jobs.

Updated: March 20, 2014, - 08:43 PM

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