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Potato News from Texas

Pepsico introduces Tostitos Rolls! Tortilla Chips
Tostitos, a leading brand from PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division, has introduced this party staple, a corn tortilla chip – with a tube-like shape – that is sure to be the guest of honor at any gathering.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Texas A&M AgriLife Research-led zebra chip disease control effort honored by USDA
A multi-state research effort led by Texas A&M AgriLife Research to control the potato psyllid and reduce losses from zebra chip disease of potato will be recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger flavored potato chips winner of Lay's "Do Us A Flavor" contest in the United States
Today, Lay's Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger flavored potato chips was announced as the winner of this year's Lay's 'Do Us A Flavor' contest
Potato Chips Beware: New Beanitos Bean Snack Chips Emerging as One of Industry’s Fastest Growers
A new survey finds that 77 percent of U.S. adults say beans are healthier than potatoes, just one of the key insights executives at Beanitos, the first all-natural bean-based chip company, say is driving the company’s exponential year-over-year growth.
MountainKing Potatoes Rolls Out Bold, New Display Units To Boost Impulse Sales
Texas-based MountainKing Potatoes has taken another step toward helping retailers boost impulse sales, reduce in-store labor and compliment ad features with new, high-graphic display units including large bins for high-volume promotions, easy-to-install display wraps and smaller, yet attractive display-ready stack boxes.
In addition to the traditional russet potato, the Texas A&M Potato Breeding and Variety Development Program led by Dr. Creighton Miller is producing a variety of colored gourmet potatoes
A decline in overall potato consumption has Texas A&M AgriLife Research breeders working on “designer” potatoes that meet the time constraints and unique tastes of a younger generation.
Lay's Classic
PepsiCo purposely packs fewer chips into its flavored chip bags, Hugh Johnston, the company's CFO, told the Associated Press. 'There might be an ounce or two less [in those bags],' Johnston said.
US Consumers are moving toward Smaller-Sized Bags Of Fresh Potatoes
New sales figures from the United States indicate that when it comes to bagged fresh potatoes, smaller package sizes are starting to sell big.
Black Gold Locally Grown
Black Gold Farms has recently kicked off their 2014 summer red potato harvest with their extremely popular locally grown programs. The programs correspond with Black Gold Farms harvesting schedule.
Organic
It’s been an interesting week for organics. Both Wal-Mart and Target took aim at Whole Foods with further expansion into the organic food market.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014