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Coronavirus crashes the European processing industry

The situation in mainland Europe closely echoes current trends in the UK. Fresh retail sales have been reported to have increased significantly and potatoes are moving from countries such as France and Germany to help meet demand in eastern Europe. Meanwhile the widespread closure of restaurants and other food service outlets has meant that demand for processed potato products has fallen significantly, writes Market Analyst Aiden Wright in a recent news release.published by AHDB Potatoes.

Aiden Wright

Aiden says this trend has been reflected in the April 2020 potato futures contract with prices falling over

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