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Quarterly profits fell 18% from a year ago as inflation cools consumer spending and buying habits tilt back to pre-pandemic patterns.
One lot of Spam, made by Austin, Minn.-based Hormel, sold at HEB stores is affected.
The case highlights the risk of loose control over foreign subsidiaries that can lead to corruption.
John B. Sanfilippo & Son will take over the million-square-foot facility, TreeHouse Foods' only remaining manufacturing plant in Minnesota.
Winona-based Watkins launched the federal false advertising suit about McCormick's iconic pepper tins in 2015.
Hormel Foods sold more food but still saw sales fall this summer, reversing recent trends in packaged food sales.
The Combat Arms settlement ends one of the nation's largest ever mass torts.
Several lawsuits claim the employees were retaliated against after reporting abusive conduct to supervisors.
The July haul is a partial snapshot of the state's hemp-derived THC gummy and drink market.
Bryan Hanson, who will join the company in September, was previously an executive at Medtronic and Covidien.
As traditional electronics sales sag, 3M hopes to benefit from expected VR growth this decade.
Regulators disconnected the creamery from the sewer system earlier this summer after the incident.
Layoffs at the former Smiths Medical plant begin this fall and will conclude at the end of 2024.
A former employee said she was not allowed to wear a skirt to her job at the airport, in accordance with her faith.
Steve Grove makes first sweeping changes to the media company's organization as CEO and publisher.
Mona Lee Bengtson, 63, collided with a truck.
Two gunmen reportedly fled on foot. No arrests have been made.
It's just canned meat with a catchy name. But this Minnesota invention has a cultural legacy that extends across the globe — and even into our email inboxes.
Minnesota is the 23rd state to legalize recreational cannabis. Here's a detailed look at what the new law allows — and what it won't.
Food inflation is expected to cool in 2024, but a lot of unknowns make for a wide range of possibilities.
Celebrations, shrugs and hand-wringing mark the beginning of legal weed in Minnesota.
The Minnesota-based homebrewing supplier is closing its retail locations in St. Paul, St. Louis Park and Milwaukee by the end of the month.
Selling without a license is still a crime. Other than medical marijuana, hemp-derived products and tribal dispensaries, Minnesota now has a "gray" market.
The FDA approved a higher limit this year for the essential nutrient in breakfast cereals.
The Stillwater brewery wants out of a contract so it can start making and selling CBD and THC seltzers.
The company took a $10 billion hit in the second quarter to cover a recent PFAS settlement.
Tanya Rodriguez talks to the Star Tribune about emerging flavors, AI and how she ended up looking in people's refrigerators.
The best advice, once your own financial house is in order: Start now.
Not everyone who works with cannabis will be growing or selling it. There will be cannabis accountants, lawyers, insurance agents and more.
The band's medical marijuana provider says it will start selling to recreational customers the first day it becomes legal across the state.
CEO Mike Lindell says annual sales fell $100 million after several big-box retailers cut ties following his election claims.
The Maplewood-based industrial giant is hobbled by litigation, slowing sales and a stock price cut in half over the past five years as thousands of jobs are being shed.
Food companies respond to still-strong consumer demand for the appliances, which are now in nearly two-thirds of U.S. households.
Minnesotans prefer these foods for the red, white and blue holiday, according pre-July 4th sales and Google trends.
The state's GDP growth was slightly higher than the nation's overall in the first quarter. It also grew at a faster rate than last year's pace.
After three years of the pandemic era's topsy-turvy market conditions, General Mills is getting back to normal — including slower growth.
Pet owners know it's not always as simple as grabbing a cheaper bag to save money, since it takes time for animals to adjust to new food.
State's legal cannabis market could also serve more than 700,000 consumers annually, a new analysis shows.
Once the nation's leading butter producer, Minnesota fought hard against the "abomination" of margarine.
At work, as with any writing, consider your audience.
Precooked shortcuts are helping cafeterias amid labor challenges — and are boosting sales for Minnesota food companies.
Jeff Harmening, chief executive for the Minnesota food giant, ranked the company's brands by near-term growth potential.
The Minnesota-based food company recently invested more than $400 million in an Indonesian snack food company.
Seven Sundays is using protein powder left behind in oat milk produced by Eden Prairie-based SunOpta.
Janet Johanson is CEO of BevSource, one of the nation's leading suppliers to the beverage industry.
Just a few bucks a day can, in the long term, help achieve financial goals. But it's not without risk.
Consumers should check test results provided by QR codes on packaging to ensure they're getting what they paid for.
Shoppers and retailers are balking at ongoing hikes, resulting in declining sales, but the Minnesota food producer plans more price increases anyway.
As U.S. states have gradually approved pot's legal use, a fellow Great Lakes state says: "Learn from our mistakes."
The store-brand manufacturer bought the snack nuts brand from Campbell Soup Co., gaining an established brand in the snack aisle.
Union representatives for the flight attendants first reached a tentative agreement with the Minnesota-based airline in March.
The Korean immigrant led the development of calcium-fortified yogurt, helping usher in an era of functional food ingredients.
3M will increase production of Svante Technologies' carbon-removal filters.
A conference committee finished merging the House and Senate bills to legalize recreational use.
Digital accessibility is required by law, but less than 4% of websites fully comply, leaving most businesses exposed to litigation risk.
The company's new plant in Texas adds the ability to produce ready-to-drink nutrition beverages.
Yoga Pops, a popped water lily seed snack, is riding consumer trends to growth. Such Ayurvedic-inspired products are finding an audience in Minnesota.
3M is the worst performer on the key stock index since 2018 and is about to spin off health care, a quarter of its revenue.
The move follows the discovery of child labor used by a contractor to clean slaughterhouses in Minnesota and elsewhere.
That's 10% of the company's local workforce as 3M embarks on global cost-cutting plan
A multistate salmonella outbreak was reported by federal authorities last month involving flour.
The clash comes while the Legislature prepares to legalize recreational marijuana.
The two parties reached a confidential settlement in federal court late Friday.
The Twin Cities area has a "critical mass" of fractional professionals.
Global cuts, including in Minnesota, come in addition to 2,500 manufacturing layoffs announced in January as the company undertakes a significant reorganization.
The companies behind the syrup are being sued for violating the state's hemp-derived THC law.
Minnesota lawmakers considering legalizing recreational marijuana can look to these two states for answers.
Most of the company's greenhouse gas emissions are outside of the Golden Valley-based company's direct control.
The longtime booster of downtown departs after a long career in city, county and nonprofit roles.
A few key updates as the Minnesota House and Senate prepare to vote on the measure.
The company also will exit its Metropoint offices in St. Louis Park and relocate workers to downtown Minneapolis and Shoreview.
A "transitional arrangement" will keep both companies at 3M Center in Maplewood until a new headquarters is identified.
HyLife Foods is seeking a buyer for the Windom, Minn., operation but has so far been unsuccessful.
Amid changing perceptions, record job openings and a wave of retirements, Gen Z and millennials are increasingly drawn to manufacturing work.
A mixed flock of 114 chickens, ducks and geese was infected with the virus in Le Sueur County.