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Cereal isn't just for breakfast anymore as manufacturers pitch it as a snack food.
Faribault Foods, launching a big expansion, finds its profit niche in canning – beans in particular
Hormel Foods has sold its Diamond Crystal Brands business to a Texas private equity firm for an undisclosed price. Diamond Crystal, which is based in…
Stock sinks after company misses on expectations.
The restaurant chain's stock fell 11 percent as investors reacted to the financial results that were announced Tuesday afternoon.
With Supervalu posting another quarter of sagging sales, the company’s new CEO has his hands full — but at least he understands his mission. “Our…
Cargill is getting back into the candle business with the purchase of NatureWax, a market-leading provider of natural waxes. Minnetonka-based Cargill owned NatureWax from its…
She is charged with embezzling $5.7M from contractor from 2006-15.
The number of rigs drilling for oil in the Bakken fields has fallen nearly 90 percent from a May 2012 high.
Restaurant chain hires former Best Buy executive as chief financial officer.
A state-commissioned review reports energy company is to blame for slow approval process.
The third-quarter jump occurred despite pressure on commodity prices.
Campbell Soup has challenged the accuracy of some General Mills’ TV ads for Progresso soup, and an industry self-regulating group has issued a split decision…
Monticello man worked with engineering firm on a handgun that is shaped like a cellphone.
Supervalu said Tuesday it plans to sell only cage-free eggs by 2025, the latest food company to make such a pledge.
Earnings have topped forecasts but U.S. sales struggle to bounce back.
With Vermont's labeling law looming, the company said it needed to find a cost-effective solution.
Of 13 people sickened, five were Minnesotans.
Aging buildings and thin profit margins pose challenges at a time when 62 percent of small-town grocers said they plan to leave the business within 10 years.
Jack Link's has purchased the meat snack business of Grass Run Farms, a deal coming soon after Link's introduction of a new jerky brand call Lorissa's Kitchen.
The company says it will double acreage devoted to organic food by 2019.
Dispute stems from December incident in which Muslim employees said they were not allowed prayer breaks.
General Mills’ venture capital arm is one of two lead investors in a $2.1 million financing round for cottage cheese maker Good Culture. The investment…
About 9,000 packages of Applegate chicken nuggets have been recalled after some consumers found pieces of plastic in the product. The chicken nuggets were made…
The smorgasbord of Old Country Buffets is now down to one selection in the Twin Cities: Burnsville.In concert with another planned bankruptcy filing, the national…
A deal reached early Monday averted a second walkout and will be voted on this weekend.
Acquisitions and cuts are on the table for the agribusiness giant.
Driscoll, a 24-year Air Force veteran who lived in Wayzata, died Feb. 20 at age 75, after a six-year battle with the neuromuscular disease primary lateral sclerosis.
The U.S. government sued Land O’Lakes this week, saying the company must pay $23.4 million in cleanup costs for an oil refinery it never actually…
Comparable store sales dropped nearly 11 percent at company-owned outlets.
Cargill plans to move about 70 percent of its Ukrainian grain through the port.
There were 973 people in Minnesota with state-confirmed cases of salmonella, the most since health officials started tracking in the early 1990s.
General Mills will roll out Annie’s branded organic cereals this spring, the latest new product line to be sold under the Annie’s brand. Well, new…
Lower pork prices drove a jump in quarterly earnings at the company's biggest unit.
The incidents occurred at a frozen pizza plant in Kansas.
Hormel Foods Tuesday voluntarily recalled 450 pounds of Dinty Moore canned beef stew because of possible contamination with pieces of a broken flashlight. The 40…
The Twin Cities has just three Old Country Buffet restaurants left after its parent company abruptly shut down seven locations Thursday part of a national restructuring that closed a total of 74 restaurants.
The Golden Valley-based restaurant chain missed on analysts' expectations.
Eden Prairie-based Supervalu has been looking for a new leader for the past few months after current CEO Sam Duncan announced plans to retire.
General Mills filed a false advertising suit against the yogurt competitor.
The new Garda Capital Partners will take over fixed income hedge fund business.
A study from the U cites the use of wash stations, tilling nearby fields as possible epidemic aids.
Minneapolis police are now investigating four armed robberies near the University of Minnesota in less than a week, the latest occurring at 1:45 a.m. Saturday.…
Stalled negotiations led to Saturday's unanimous vote, the union said.
It appears Cargill was able to divest itself of any interest in Delta Bank before its failure, but the company's Ukrainian banking foray offers a cautionary tale of international business risk.
State gained 9,100 jobs during December, and added more than 42K for all of 2015.
Global shipping business conditions forced the move, company said.
Schwan, best known for delivering frozen meals to consumers' doorsteps, has assembled a team it calls the "future stars of the culinary world" to help introduce new products and update existing ones.
Natural, organic food company has grown since General Mills acquired it.
Analysts issued critical reviews and the company's stock plunged again on Thursday.
Stock dropped 15 percent as investors reacted to the third-quarter posting.
General Mills is the lead investor in a $3 million financing round for a Texas company known for its kale chips and other natural and…
Lawsuit says an advertising campaign falsely claims Yoplait Greek 100 contains a pesticide.
Ex-employees can reapply for work sooner now after the dispute in Colorado.
The company would keep about a 20 percent stake.
Two big sales bumped the bottom line as trouble hit the company elsewhere.
Epic Provisions, known for mixing meat with fruit and nuts for creative combinations, will operate under Annie's.
The first of three companies to be split off from Cargill’s Black River Asset Management has opened for business under the name Argentem Creek Partners.…
The beef may have been contaminated during production in late November and early December.
The Somali employees at a large beef processing plant in Fort Morgan walked off the job after claiming that Cargill wasn't allowing some workers to take prayer breaks.
The deal marks the end of a year filled with several transactions.
Wright, 37, a founding partner for a major investor in the food business, is now full-time CEO.
General Mills said Wednesday that it has acquired a regional Brazilian yogurt maker for an undisclosed price. The Golden Valley-based packaged food maker bought privately…
Stock has dropped and the restaurant chain's credit is restricted
Firms like General Mills embrace consumer tastes.
The second quarter didn't meet Wall Street's projections as some consumers continue to move away from processed foods.
Sodium has been reduced by 20 percent in seven of 10 key food categories.
Mary Twinem has been with the chain based in Golden Valley since 1994.
Union has refused to extend contract over a year in advance.
Eric Claus, the new executive, now runs Red Apple Stores in Canada.
Ban is lifted because bird flu is at bay for now.
Edgar Lechner played on two Minnesota Gopher football teams that won national championships in the 1940s, and even played a year of pro football. But…
The company also announced a two-for-one stock split.
Chain says it voluntarily withdrew Fresh All-Natural Brined Whole Turkeys after spot checks found off odor.
Sales of pork products, along grocery items like chili and stew, lifted Hormel to a better-than-expected profit.
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