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Potato News from Ontario

New Canadian potato variety named after Alliston, spud capital of Ontario
In mid-July, a new variety of potato named Alliston was officially registered with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, making it the first tater in history to take its name from the potato capital of Ontario.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
McCain Announces a Partnership with NUGGS
McCain Foods, the global leader in frozen french fries, potato specialties and appetizers, announces a new strategic partnership and lead investment in NUGGS, a New York based start-up.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
McDonald’s reveals the damage of Raptors’ historic run: more than 2.5 million free french fries
McDonald’s restaurants in Ontario gave away more than half a million orders of free french fries during the Toronto Raptors 2019 NBA playoffs run, the company said Monday, after tallying the final numbers for its runaway promotion.
EarthFresh Farms Announces New Office,  Potato Packing Plant and Distribution Center in Atlanta, Georgia
EarthFresh Farms announces their expansion into the Southeastern USA with an advanced technological packing plant and distribution center in Atlanta, GA.
McCain Foods Limited appoints new President of Canadian division
McCain Foods announces the appointment of Danielle Barran to country president, McCain Foods (Canada).
Beatties distillers launches the first Canadian potato gin
Beattie’s Distillers has added a potato-based gin to their spirits lineup with the launch of Farm Crafted Potato Gin on Friday June 22, 2018.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
McCain Foods Limited makes strategic investment in Vertical Farming
McCain Foods Limited has completed a strategic investment in TruLeaf Sustainable Agriculture, an innovative Canadian agricultural technology company that has developed proprietary indoor vertical farming technology to grow fresh and nutritious leafy greens.
Canada's largest full‐service restaurant company Cara to add 'The Keg' to its brands
Canada's largest full‐service restaurant company Cara is to merge with Keg Restaurants Ltd. The addition of 106 The Keg restaurants will provide Cara with a network of 1,365 restaurants.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
McCain Foods appoints Mr. José Boisjoli to its Board of Directors
McCain Foods Limited has announced the appointment of Mr. José Boisjoli to its Board of Directors, by its parent company, McCain Foods Group Inc.
Hot weather in Eastern Canada slows down the potato harvest
The hot late September weather in large parts of Eastern Canada is putting some potato farmers in a difficult position.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017