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

No. 2 exec to depart Famous Dave's

Three weeks after its CEO resigned, the company says its No. 2 executive has been asked to leave.

Updated: March 04, 2014, - 08:39 PM

Minnesota food makers' 'natural' claims draw scrutiny

Minnesota’s giant food producers have gotten tangled in legal disputes as the aura that foodmakers hope to convey with the word “natural” is under attack.

Updated: March 02, 2014, - 06:52 AM

Land O'Lakes hits record earnings, sales, in 2013

Land O’Lakes Inc. posted record sales and earnings in 2013, anchored by a robust year for its dairy foods business.The...

Updated: February 25, 2014, - 09:45 PM

Hy-Vee expands into Twin Cities grocery market

Hy-Vee is planning its first foray into the Twin Cities with four to six stores, a move that could shake up the grocery market here.

Updated: February 24, 2014, - 10:06 PM

Salmonella sickens 23 at Old Country Buffet in Maple Grove

A salmonella outbreak at an Old Country Buffet in Maple Grove sickened 23 people, causing one diner to be hospitalized...

Updated: February 24, 2014, - 07:35 PM

Jack Links buys Unilever's European meat snacks business

Jack Links adds Peperami, BiFi brands to its portfolio.

Updated: February 21, 2014, - 08:06 PM

Hormel hit by icy weather, but profits still jump 19%

High propane heating costs hurt the turkey business, but pork and bacon fared well, and Skippy helped the grocery division.

Updated: February 20, 2014, - 08:47 PM

General Mills is seeing both sides of global sales coin

Executives tell analysts the business is growing overseas but still soft at home.

Updated: February 19, 2014, - 10:14 AM

After 4Q earnings miss, Mosaic says potash prices have steadied

After a 30% plunge in average selling prices shaped by the collapse of a cartel in Eastern Europe, Mosaic says...

Updated: February 11, 2014, - 10:11 PM

Famous Dave’s CEO makes a quick exit

Famous Dave’s chief executive officer John Gilbert — who has led the restaurant company for only 18 months — has resigned and will be succeeded on an interim basis by a recently-appointed board member. No reason was given.

Updated: February 11, 2014, - 06:19 PM

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