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Demand for potatoes switches over to retail in North America, but how long will it last?

Potatoes are proving to be an in-demand item at the retail level as COVID-19 continues to permeate North America. But is the demand for potatoes being felt at retail enough to set off other evolving consumer habits?

“The foodservice business is tanking while the retail business is going in the other direction. Will the loss of demand for foodservice balance the retail demand?” asks Rett Landers of Northern Star Co. in Minneapolis, Minn. in an interview with Astrid van den Broek of FreshPlaza.

“People who were eating at restaurants now have to go to grocery stores. So, while there’s a good chance that this could put me in a long position…the question is how long will this last?”

Read the full article on FreshPlaza here

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