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

Part Five: Dangerous terrain: ATVs and open roads in Minnesota

No surface is more dangerous for ATVs than pavement, many road safety authorities say. But across the country, more local and state governments are allowing all-terrain vehicles to be driven on paved roads.

Updated: November 20, 2014, - 09:29 AM

Part One: Four-wheel thrills drive child injuries, deaths

Some ATV enthusiasts are gambling with their children’s lives. Instead of buying off-road vehicles specifically designed for young riders, many parents are letting their children drive adult-sized ATVs that can exceed 60 miles per hour and are as difficult to control as a car.

Updated: November 16, 2014, - 05:21 PM

Feb. 2012: In Congress, no one beats the influential beet lobby

Consumers pay extra $1 billion per year because of government price supports for sugar, economists say.

Updated: November 10, 2014, - 09:52 AM

Supervalu profit fell but met expectations

Sales up at Save-A-Lot and Cub Foods, but price-cutting eats into the Eden Prairie discount grocery firm’s bottom line.

Updated: October 16, 2014, - 11:08 PM

Cargill's first-quarter profits off by 26 percent

The food processing giant saw declines in the two business units that produce the lion's share of its profits.

Updated: October 07, 2014, - 09:18 PM

General Mills, buffeted by weak sales, to cut 700 to 800 more jobs

The company didn’t say how Minnesota would be affected but said the cuts will include salaried positions.

Updated: October 01, 2014, - 05:11 AM

Supervalu's Cub Foods hit by hackers again

The company says the latest case affects four stores in the East Metro area.

Updated: September 30, 2014, - 06:34 AM

Caribou's Tattersfield to lead expanded JAB unit after bagel deal

The German-based owner of Caribou Coffee tapped the Minnesota executive to lead its expanded business with the $365 million purchase of Einstein Noah.

Updated: September 29, 2014, - 09:26 PM

General Mills to cut $100 million in costs as profits fall

General Mills Wednesday announced more cost cuts on the heels of a weak quarter, its profits declining 12 percent and falling well short of Wall Street’s expectations.

Updated: September 18, 2014, - 05:42 AM

Annie's says GMO stance won't change under General Mills

It has a been a supporter of labeling foods with GMOs, while new owner General Mills has opposed such efforts.

Updated: September 09, 2014, - 11:25 PM

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