Fresh/ Table

New emerging US potato markets

The United States Potato Board is always considering new markets for U.S. potatoes — two such emerging markets are Cambodia and Myanmar (formerly Burma). Before proceeding with exporting any product there is a lot of research and consideration that goes into determining the potential for U.S. potato exports in these emerging markets. Last fall following an earlier USDA-sponsored trade show[Read[Read More…]

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UK: Poor potato harvest hits Branston bottom line

Profits have fallen back by 90 per cent at Lincoln-headquartered Branston as a result of a poor potato harvest which hit the UK. Sales at the potato buyer, packer and distributor, however, climbed by almost £20m to £130m. The company, one of the UK’s largest potato businesses, was formed in Lincolnshire in 1968 and today also has sites in the[Read[Read More…]

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UK: Volume sales of potatoes down, exports up

Potato Council in the UK has published its latest Potato Market Dynamics Report. According to the Report, Over 2013, volume sales of potatoes have fallen. In the latest 52 weeks, volume sold were 8% behind last year, equivalent to 133,000 fewer tonnes. Of the three main categories, economy have accounted for more than half of the total market volume drop[Read[Read More…]

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Verdrievoudiging VS aardappel naar Vietnam

De markt voor aardappelen uit de VS naar Vietnam is pas twee seizoenen open, maar de afzet gaat het komende jaar flinke stappen maken. Die voorspelling deden afgevaardigden van de aardappelsector tijdens een conferentie onlangs waarover Capital Press bericht. De Verenigde Staten heeft hoge verwachtingen van de export van aardappelen uit de Pacific Northwest naar Vietnam. De markt ging twee[Read[Read More…]

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Canada: Study reveals extensive opportunities for Ontario’s fresh potato industry

A recent study to identify opportunities for Ontario’s fresh potato industry has led to some recommendations to help change consumer attitude and behaviour towards this food product. The study, a collaboration between the Ontario Potato Board, Loblaw Companies Limited, Downey Farms, the Value Chain Management Centre, and George Mitges & Associates, will enable businesses along the value chain to make[Read[Read More…]

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US: Black Gold Farms campaigns to encourage consumers to use red potatoes year round

Black Gold Farms is expanding its red potato promotional program, Better With Reds, to include season-specific campaigns. Each campaign will highlight the many benefits of red potatoes, and focus on what is relevant for that particular time of the year. The first seasonal campaign, which kicked off on Jan. 20 and will run through March, is centered on Healthy Choices[Read[Read More…]

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Washington State University potato researchers seek new fresh pack varieties

Washington State University researchers are examining new potato varieties as an alternative for the leading fresh pack variety, the Russet Norkotah. WSU research assistant Rhett Spear says newer varieties can offer farmers more disease resistance and improved yields. The Russet Norkotah is fairly uniform with good yields and economic return, said Rhett Spear, Washington State University research assistant. But it’s[Read[Read More…]

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Canada: Corn-based product to preserve sliced potatoes

An Ontario company in Canada is working on a preservative for fresh-cut potatoes. Guelph based Wellington Agribusiness Investments is using a natural corn protein extract in it’s sulphite-free Potato Saver. They recently completed an extensive set of research trials at the Craig Richardson Institute of Food Technology at Conestoga College. Those tests suggest the product is effective at preventing browning[Read[Read More…]

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US table stock potatoes has successful start in Philippines

One of the newer markets for U.S. table stock potatoes is the Philippines. And exciting things have been happening with the United States Potato Board and its team in efforts to make this new market a success since gaining market access in July of 2013. Sarah Reece, USPB International Marketing Manager says following a trade mission, there was a trade[Read[Read More…]

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UK: Fresh potato consumption levels hit by higher prices

Brits ate nearly 8% fewer fresh potatoes in 2013 than in 2012, as soaring retail prices and increased demand for tinned and convenience formats took their toll. Although the total value of the fresh potato category went up 21.5% to £1.4bn in 2013, this was purely the result of higher prices at the tills – consumption plummeted, with volumes down[Read[Read More…]

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Netherlands: ‘Increasing demand for wash suitable potatoes’

There is more and more demand for real specialist work on the potato market. This was testified by Jaap Kodde of potato wholesaler Flevostar Dronten. “The demand is coming both from Europe and outside. We have been supplying wash suitable potatoes to the Middle East for some time. That work takes a lot of time and energy, and you take[Read[Read More…]

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Plater Kartoffel-Service wächst

Aufbruchstimmung beim Kartoffel-Gemüse-Service Plate: Das Unternehmen soll ausgebaut und modernisiert werden. Der neue Eigentümer Henrik Wobbe, ein Großhändler für Obst und Gemüse aus Hamburg, will 1,5 Millionen Euro in Produktion, Warenanlieferung und Versandbereich investieren. Konkret sollen die Kommissions- und Versandfläche um 700 Quadratmeter und die Produktionsfläche um 500 Quadratmeter vergrößert werden. Damit werden modernste Voraussetzungen geschaffen, dass die Waren in[Read[Read More…]

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Panamanian supermarket imports first container of U.S. table-stock potatoes

Riba Smith is a Panamanian supermarket that opened in 1920 and continues to sell local and imported products today. The Riba Smith supermarket recently sent their Production and Purchasing Manager to the United States for the USPB’s Table-Stock Reverse Trade Mission (RTM) held in October, 2013. During the RTM they toured growing operations in Oregon and Washington, participated in a USPB[Read[Read More…]

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UK: Potato sales drop in 2013

Spending on fresh potatoes increased 21.5% on the previous year to £1.35bn in the 52 weeks to 8 December 2013, despite volume sales falling 7.9%. The fresh potato price now stands at 87p/kg – 9.4% higher than this time last year. Frozen potato spending grew by 9.6% to £715,699, while volume sales dipped by 0.7%. Potato servings also declined in[Read[Read More…]

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US: New spud varieties bring color, nutrition and fun to the table

While traditional potato types, such as whites and russets, are struggling to maintain consumer sales, specialty potatoes are enjoying double-digit growth at retail. With an inventory of more than 200 seed potato varieties and more in the pipeline, Preston Stanley, manager of the Colorado Certified Potato Growers Association, said he’s optimistic about the future. “We can put color on your[Read[Read More…]

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Fresh potato export expected to expand in Pakistan

In 2013, lower output in Iran amidst a bigger crop in Pakistan had provided the potato exports in a big way, after a lull of two years. But export volumes had fallen short of the target of 200,000 tonnes chiefly for two reasons: Russia had initially bought Pakistani potatoes in small quantities and, later on, suspended imports on quarantine issues.[Read[Read More…]

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Potato vending machine success in French city

A potato vending machine has been installed in Nouvion by two farmers, who use it to sell part of their produce. Until now we have been familiar with vending machines for banknotes, flowers, pizzas, fresh bread, condoms, DVDs, sandwiches… Since December, in Nouvion, French fry enthusiasts can now get their precious potatoes at any time of the day or night![Read[Read More…]

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Potatoes top list of Kiwis’ favourite veges

The humble potato has pushed out the tomato to take the title of New Zealand’s favourite vegetable, figures reveal. According to the Statistics New Zealand’s Household Economic Survey, Kiwis spent more than $119 million on potatoes in the year to June 2013. More You are unauthorized to view this page.

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Aviko gaat strijd aan met verse frites

Met de introductie van Oerfrites op de komende Horecava gaat Aviko de strijd aan met de zelf voor- en afgebakken frites. De fabrikant uit Steenderen is er naar eigen zeggen in geslaagd een vers voorgebakken frites te ontwikkelen die qua uiterlijk, smaak en beleving niet onder doet voor zelf voorgebakken verse. De belangstelling voor verse frites neemt toe onder cafetariahouders.[Read[Read More…]

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