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Potato Retail Sales in the United States for the month of August is UP compared to last year

Potato Retail Sales in the United States for the month of August is up compared to last year.

From a variety perspective, Fingerlings showed the most growth, up 23%, followed by Yellows, up 13%, with both russets and reds up as well. (Courtesy: Strohauer Farms)

October 18, 2017
August was a great month for retail potato sales in the United States, with all categories enjoying volume growth when compared to the same four weeks a year ago.

Deli potatoes (mostly potato salad) led the charge this month with a 2.9% increase followed by; Fresh up 1.3%, Dehy up 1.0%, and Frozen and Refrigerated both up 0.3%.

This is the second consecutive month of potato retail sales growth.

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Performance by package size in August 2017 (Courtesy: Potatoes USA)

In the Fresh category, larger than 10 pound bags, 1-4 pound bags and 10 pound bags carried the category.

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Performance by form (variety type) in August 2017 (Courtesy: Potatoes USA)

From a variety perspective, Fingerlings showed the most growth, up 23%, followed by Yellows, up 13%, with both russets and reds up as well.

Potatoes USA offers a more detailed analysis of the Fresh category, please click here and for a more detailed analysis of the total store.
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Potatoes USA - until recently named the United States Potato Board (USPB) - is the nation’s potato marketing organization. Potatoes USA is the central organizing force in implementing programs that will increase demand for potatoes.