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Potato News from Texas

Frito-Lay Electric Delivery Trucks Hit the “Green” Streets of Orlando
PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay North America announces ten new electric trucks will be rolling out in Orlando. These electric delivery trucks will ultimately be part of the largest planned fleet of commercial all-electric trucks in North America.
Friday, December 2, 2011
 Zebra Chip SCRI
Zebra chip, a disease that affects potatoes, was recently found in the potato-growing regions of Washington, Oregon and Idaho. The discovery brings to focus the growing need for scientific answers – something that will be discussed at the SCRI Zebra Ch...
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
 Sunchips compostable bag
While Frito-Lay works to develop a next-generation compostable bag, it’s transitioning most SunChip flavors back to traditional packaging.
Monday, October 4, 2010
The world’s first 100 percent biodegradable chip packet – designed by Frito-Lay for its SunChips brand – has come in for criticism from Facebook members, with more than 30,000 agreeing the new packaging is too loud.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
The Texas A&M University published research that breast cancer cells died after treatments with peach and plum extracts. The researchers identified chlorogenic acid and neochlorogenic acid as the components responsible for killing the cancer cells...
Frito-Lay Production Locations
Recently Frito-Lay started a campaign in the US to show consumers where their bag of Lays Chips was manufactured and even where the potatoes for that specific bag were grown: the Chips Tracker. In the ads, Frito-Lay features potato farmers growing their chips potatoes in California, New England, Texas, Michigan and Florida.
SunChips, Frito-Lay’s popular line of multigrain snacks, announced today that in 2010 it will introduce the first fully compostable snack chip bag made from plant-based materials. The change is designed to significantly improve the environmental impact...
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Simplicity is the new selling point for food products
Haagen-Dazs's new line of ice cream, Five, doesn't hide the ingredients in tiny type on the back of the carton. Every one -- milk, cream, sugar, eggs and vanilla bean -- is prominently displayed in bright-orange capital letters.
 Potato Expo 2009
The outlook for the 2008 U.S. potato crop was just fine until recession reared its ugly head.The weak economy is reducing demand from restaurants because people simply aren't eating out as often, industry officials said this week during the 2009 nation...
Friday, January 9, 2009
What is happening in the savory snacks market?
Frito-Lay reported for the 3rd quarter a 9% revenue growth in North America, resulting from double-digit growth at Tostitos, Ruffles and Cheetos and high-single-digit growth in trademark Lay's and Doritos. Profit was up 6% and volume 1.5%. Frito-lay managed to pass on (most of the) higher oil and fuel costs (by increasing prices and reducing packaging sizes) without suffering a loss of overall volume!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008