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Could the global loss of food service pressure the UK’s potato processing market?

The release of the end-March stocks estimate did enable the UK domestic potato market to encapsulate the partial impact that the coronavirus is having on the potato industry. However, it does not allow us to paint the whole picture as this marketing year is finishing up and the next season is coming up.

Anthony Speight, Analyst at AHDB, wrote the following report that we gladly re-publish here.

As retail took a surge in demand, which has since subsided finding its equilibrium to on-year average. The processing sectors linked to food services, in large, have taken a significant hit as mobility has diminished due to the coronavirus impact.

What could that mean for the UK’s domestic market?

At the end of March, an estimated 417Kt of

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