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

General Mills launches snack delivery service

Nibblr, the company’s new snack delivery subscription service, is the brainchild of its nascent innovation department.

Updated: January 05, 2014, - 07:40 AM

Minnesota meatpacker cited a fourth time for inhumane processing

Triple J Family Farms has been hit with four suspensions for inhumane beef-processing practices at its plant in Buffalo Lake.

Updated: January 03, 2014, - 09:22 AM

Prevailing against the weather: A conversation with the president of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association

Minnesota’s corn farmers have had a fairly good corn crop, despite the late arrival of spring planting season.

Updated: December 28, 2013, - 08:03 PM

Last 'saltie' of the year departs Duluth-Superior ports

Exports from Duluth-Superior were up at least 15 percent; domestic shipments also rose.

Updated: December 19, 2013, - 08:37 PM

General Mills earnings slip with packaged food market

General Mills’ showing follows anemic quarterly results last month from Kellogg and Campbell Soup, along with several months of lackluster sales for much of the packaged foods industry.

Updated: December 19, 2013, - 05:49 AM

Watkins extracts and spices make headway into grocery stores

Historic J.R. Watkins Co. works to bring its extracts and spices deeper into retail channels, taking on industry giant McCormick.

Updated: December 15, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Land O'Lakes to buy ag tech firm Geosys

Arden Hills-based Land O’Lakes’ WinField division, a distributor of herbicides, pesticides and crop nutrients, already has had a multiyear relationship with Geosys.

Updated: December 04, 2013, - 08:29 PM

Cheerios scores a Super Bowl ad spot

General Mills is returning to advertising’s biggest stage for the first time since 1996. It’s a big investment.

Updated: December 04, 2013, - 08:07 PM

Illinois-based firm buys Gold'N Plump company

St. Cloud’s GNP, which will operate as a separate unit, is not expecting to shed workers or growers. “It is...

Updated: December 04, 2013, - 08:50 AM

Obituary: Jerry Seeman, NFL referee

Jerry Seeman and his sons watched a lot of football when he was raising a family. But as his oldest...

Updated: December 03, 2013, - 09:05 PM

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