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Potato News from New York

McCain announces Farms of the Future initiative to advance sustainable farming practices
McCain Foods has announced its commitment to a new innovative program, Farms of the Future. The goal of the program is to advance sustainable farming practices by helping to demonstrate their scalability and their economic viability.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
McCain Foods joins OP2B, an initiative to enhance biodiversity in agricultural supply chains
McCain Foods joins the 'One Planet Business for Biodiversity' (OP2B) coalition as a founding member. This initiative to protect and restore biodiversity in agricultural supply chains was launched today at the United Nations Climate Action Summit
Scientists discover key plant virus-insect virus interaction
Aphids and the plant viruses they transmit cause billions of dollars in crop damage around the world every year.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Cornell University improves global access to potato breeding material
Plant breeders and geneticists of Cornell University have released more than 50 potato varieties since 1908. Now they are expanding their efforts to make more wild potato seeds available to potato breeders around the world.
Store brands outpace national brands, growing more than 40% over 5 years
An analysis of the latest Nielsen data provided by the Private Label Manufacturing Association reveals that private label dollar volume in the mass retail channel surged +41% over the last five years, compared to a gain of only +7.4% for national brands.
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Pepsico's 'chief innovator' Mehmood Khan retires; More leadership changes
Pepsico announced today a series of senior leadership changes. Furthermore, Rene Lammers is appointed as new Chief Science officer as Dr. Mehmood Khan, Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer, Global Research and Development is retiring.
Vivek Sankaran appointed CEO of Frito-Lay North America
Pepsico announced today the appointment of Vivek Sankaran as CEO of Frito-Lay North America.
Pepsico reports financial results of Third Quarter 2018
PepsiCo, Inc. today reported results for the third quarter 2018. Indra Nooyi prepares to step down as CEO.
Indra Nooyi steps down as CEO of Pepsico; Ramon Laguarta appointed as successor
Indra Nooyi will step down as CEO of Pepsico on October 3rd, but will remain Chairman until early 2019 to ensure a smooth and seamless transition. She will be succeeded by Ramon Laguarta.
PepsiCo to acquire Baked Fruit and Vegetable Snacks manufacturer Bare Snacks
PepsiCo, Inc. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Bare Foods Co. (doing business as Bare Snacks), a U.S.-based maker of baked fruit and vegetable snacks.