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Potato News from Texas

MountainKing Steakhouse Roasters
Texas-based MountainKing Potatoes has launched its 2015 summer merchandising program aimed at encouraging retailers to create eye-catching displays capturing the experience of summer grilling featuring the company’s Steakhouse Roasters.
Whole Foods Market in Madison , Wisconsin (Courtesy: Whole Foods Market)
Whole Foods Market, a leading organic and natural grocery chain, announced it plans to open a new chain of stores with lower prices.
Lays Summer Days promotion puts your fav summer photo on a bag of Chips
'Lay's Summer Days' campaign offers the first 10,000 fans a bags of Lay's potato chips with your own favorite summer photo. Not fast enough? You will have to do with a digital bag.
Did you already submit your Lays potato chip flavor?
Lay's, one of the marquee brands from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, today announced a last call for submissions in its search for the next great potato chip flavor as part of the (United States) Lay's 'Do Us A Flavor' contest.
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.
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.