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Potato News from California

Potato chips marketing exposed
I just came across a very interesting piece of research, that was also very nicely described in a blog post by one of the authors. A must read for marketers of potato chips - especially if you want to sell your chips expensive...
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Major late blight research project funded by the USDA
Given that world potato production is about 320 million tons per year (20 million tons per year in the United States) and world tomato production is about 120 million tons per year (13 million tons per year in the U.S.), late blight is a major problem worldwide even today.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
 Center for Science in the Public Interest
A mother of two says that McDonald’s uses toys as bait to induce her kids to clamor to go to McDonald’s and to develop a preference for nutritionally poor Happy Meals. With the help of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, today the mom, Monet Parham, is filing a class action lawsuit aimed at stopping McDonald’s use of toys to market directly to young children.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Diamond Foods, Inc. (Nasdaq:DMND) today announced that each of its snack brands, Emerald, Pop Secret and Kettle, achieved record sales and market share milestones in the U.S. Grocery Channel for the period ending July 10th according to AC Nielsen. In S...
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
American Vanguard Corp. (NYSE:AVD) and its subsidiary Amvac Chemical Corporation today announced plans to introduce a new crop protection product that inhibits the growth of sprouts on potatoes.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Basic American Foods buys Hungry Jack retail potato Business from J.M. Smuckers
The J. M. Smucker Company (NYSE: SJM) and Basic American Foods today announced the sale of and a licensing agreement for Hungry Jack(R) brand potato products that will allow Basic American Foods to expand its retail presence in the potato business. The...
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
 Corazonas existing line of heart healthy tortilla chips
Corazonas Foods Inc., creators of great-tasting, heart-healthy snack foods, transforms the all-American classic potato chip into a heart-healthy culinary delight with the launch of Corazonas Heart-Healthy Potato Chips. Patented technology infusing pla...
Thursday, January 3, 2008
 Tesco opens first store in the United Sates
The world's third-largest retailer, has begun its long-awaited launch in the United States, opening its first store near Los Angeles. Britain's most successful retailer opened its "Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market" convenience chain in the small city of Hemet late last week.
Monday, November 5, 2007