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

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

Supervalu gains momentum, beats profit forecasts; stock rises

The grocery company and wholesaler finished its fiscal year with a quarterly profit as the new CEO’s restructuring took hold.

Updated: April 24, 2014, - 05:36 AM

SpartanNash’s Edina presence to be ‘robust’

Nash Finch’s former headquarters in Edina will remain a significant employment hub for the Michigan company that acquired Nash last...

Updated: April 22, 2014, - 09:16 PM

Post to buy Michael Foods for $2.45B

With its $2.45 billion purchase of Michael Foods, Post is aiming to get a broader slice of the breakfast business.

Updated: April 17, 2014, - 10:23 PM

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