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Potato News from Illinois

State of Snacking 2020: How America Snacks During and Despite COVID-19
The last few years have proven that snacking in the U.S. has become a lifestyle, with consumers snacking across the day. At the same time, COVID-19 is having an immediate impact on consumers’ food and beverage purchase and consumption behaviors.
Potato Retail Sales Steady for Q2
IRI data for the second quarter of the marketing year (October through December 2019) showed success with dollars and a decline in volume for total potato sales at retail in the United States.
Private-Brand Sales Growing
Private-brand dollar sales grew 3.8% in 2019, twice the growth of national brands, according to an IRI Consumer Connect Survey.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Steve Easterbrook out as CEO at McDonalds after violation company policy
Steve Easterbrook, former CEO and President at McDonald's has left the company, following the Board's determination that he violated company policy and demonstrated poor judgment involving a recent consensual relationship with an employee.
Potato as effective as carbohydrate gels for boosting athletic performance, study finds
Consuming potato puree during prolonged exercise works just as well as a commercial carbohydrate gel in sustaining blood glucose levels and boosting performance in trained athletes, scientists report.
Conagra Brands Completes Divestiture Of Direct-Store-Delivery Model Snacks Business To Utz Quality Foods, LLC
Conagra Brands, Inc. (CAG) announced that it has completed the divestiture of the portion of its snacks business that operates under a Direct-Store-Delivery (DSD) model to Utz Quality Foods, LLC.
Vanmark Hydrocutter now available as compact integrated system
Vanmark, a manufacturer of equipment for the potato processing industry, has expanded its line of Hydrocutting equipment with a compact fully integrated skid system.
Conagra Brands Announces Plans To Build New Innovation Center In Chicago
Today Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE: CAG) announced plans to build The Conagra Brands Center for Food Design in Chicago at 350 N. Orleans Street, located next to its existing headquarters in The Merchandise Mart.
Treehouse Foods agrees to sell snacks division (nuts, trail mixes) to Atlas Holdings
Yesterday, TreeHouse Foods, Inc., a leading manufacturer of private label foods, announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to sell the Company's Snacks Division to Atlas Holdings LLC.
Features Leading Food Brands in Appealing Spaces: Meat Snacks, Seeds, Popcorn, Sweet Treats, and Specialty
Conagra Brands, Inc., a top 10 snacking company, will highlight its $2 billion snacking portfolio at the 2019 Sweets & Snacks Expo on May 21 – 23 at Chicago's McCormick Place.