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

Summit Brewing Co. to sell beer in cans

Craft brewers have long preferred bottles, but that is changing.

Updated: May 19, 2014, - 09:35 AM

Cargill battles drought in cattle country

Parched conditions have led ranchers to cut down their herds, driving up prices for big beef producers.

Updated: May 11, 2014, - 06:30 AM

Roundy's exits Twin Cities, parcels out Rainbow Foods locations

Supervalu will buy 18 of 27 stores as metro-area grocery competition intensifies.

Updated: May 08, 2014, - 10:43 AM

Sites of unsold Rainbow Foods stores likely to be up for grabs

Most of 9 unsold stores probably won’t stay grocery stores.

Updated: May 07, 2014, - 09:12 PM

Feb. 16: Rainbow parent focuses on Chicago

As it closes some of its midmarket stores in Minnesota, Roundy’s is betting on a higher-end concept in Illinois.

Updated: May 07, 2014, - 09:37 AM

Mosaic unveils 500 job cuts after 1Q profit declines

With the global fertilizer business in the dumps, Mosaic Co. said Tuesday that it is cutting more than 500 jobs...

Updated: May 07, 2014, - 06:16 AM

Feb. 21: Minnesota has fewer – but bigger – farms

The number of Minnesota farms continue to fall, while farms generally get bigger and farmers grayer, new federal data shows.

Updated: May 02, 2014, - 08:43 PM

Number of farms shrinks in state

A USDA census finds that there were 74,542 Minnesota farms as of 2012, with an average of 349 acres.

Updated: May 02, 2014, - 08:42 PM

A large side of sticker shock with your beef, pork, bacon?

The price spikes are rooted in a shrinking supply of beef and pork. The U.S. cattle herd is the smallest in decades, a problem anchored in drought. Meanwhile, a virulent virus is sweeping the hog industry, killing piglets at an alarming rate.

Updated: April 27, 2014, - 04:04 PM

Land O'Lakes looks to sell its egg operations

The Minnesota-based farmers’ cooperative has been losing money in eggs, and new rules could make the business even more difficult.

Updated: April 27, 2014, - 06:23 AM

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