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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.
Bird flu has not returned and state flock numbers coming back.
CEO says change is aimed at increasing speed of decisionmaking
The move is the first within the Twin Cities co-op labor movement.
Janel Haugarth, one of Supervalu's top executives, will retire Dec. 26 after almost 40 years with the company.Haugarth is in charge of Supervalu's wholesale food…
Undercover video showed questionable treatment of pigs at Quality Pork Processors slaughterhouse.
Meanwhile, spokesman says no big layoffs planned despite report.
Steven Markusen and his company defrauded investors, judge found.
Undercover video shows possible mistreatment at Quality Pork Processors.
General Mills says it is fully compliant with labeling rules.
Cargill Inc. is big in aquaculture feed, and salmon makes up one of the world's biggest aquaculture markets. But the fish feeder and the pink-fleshed fish haven't been in the same boat — until now.
The NLRB rejected the retailer's request to nullify a vote by pharmacy workers to unionize at one store in Brooklyn.
Same-store sales fell 9.8 percent at company-owned restaurants and the company warned about credit trouble.
Production will be moved to more efficient factories and administration to Milwaukee and Minnesota.
The stock fell 17 percent after earnings missed analyst estimates.
The company's shares plunged 15 percent in after-hours trading.
Judge rules that court must decide whether arbitration is appropriate in age discrimination suit.
"This report did not look at the benefits of meat consumption," a statement from Hormel said.
A $720 million deal is the latest big maneuver by the agribusiness giant.
The Wisconsin-based company has capitalized on the protein and snack trends to become an industry leader while remaining a family operation.
But there's no word yet on the role for Famous Dave's founder.
The idea is to allow young companies to tap into Mills' knowledge.
The supermarket company's turnaround stalled as sales, profit were short of forecasts.
High-fructose corn syrup is also on its way out.
James Snee now oversees the international division.
Rembrandt Foods is latest big player to join movement toward cage-free egg production.
The latest victim of overcapacity in the U.S. beef processing industry, PM Beef in southwestern Minnesota will close and eliminate about 300 jobs. PM…
General Mills invested millions in gluten-free Cheerios, but tainted batch led to massive recall.
The recall covers about 1.8 million boxes made at a California plant in July.
Owner KLN Enterprises has been in the snack business since 1973.
All of the state's turkey farms are expected to be back in business by year's end, but industry output won't be back to normal until at least the end of 2016's first quarter.
General Mills said it knows how the gluten got into its flour and has taken steps to prevent it.
General Mills Inc. has joined nine other food companies in addressing climate change before a large United Nations gathering on the issue later this year.In…
The Eden Prairie-based grocery company also promoted Bruce Besanko to chief operating officer.
The fast-growing chain out of Chicago is trying to capitalize — particularly in the Midwest — on increasing demand for natural and organic food.
In the past, shareholders received snack bars, coupons and cake mixes.
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