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Potato News from Virginia

Snack Food Sales Spike During Super Bowl Week
Snack food sales jumped 10.3% to $404 million during Super Bowl week 2019, according to new data from IRI, commissioned by SNAC International (SNAC), the trade association of the snacking industry...
Route 11 Potato Chips releases new salt and pepper flavor
Route 11 Potato Chips received a “Best in Virginia Award” on November 1 for their new 'salt and pepper' flavored potato chips
BluePrint Automation (BPA) Hires Andre Boom as Chief Operating Officer
Last month, Packaging Equipment Specialist BluePrint Automation (BPA) named Andre Boom Chief Operating Officer for BluePrint Automation (BPA) Americas
American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) and Food Marketing Institute (FMI) to co-locate headquarters
American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) President and CEO Alison Bodor recently announced that AFFI will co-locate its headquarters with the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) in Arlington, Virginia.
New potato varieties for Spain and Portugal
Pepsur Marketing, a subsidiary of Pan European Potato Enterprise Limited, a company dedicated to the production and marketing of potatoes and seed potatoes, is introducing several new potato varieties to Spain and Portugal.
Saturday, February 25, 2017
SNAC International Names Elizabeth Avery as New President
Elizabeth Avery was appointed President of SNAC International during the International Board of Directors meeting on September 29. She will begin as President on January 16, 2017 and take over the roll of CEO on July 1, 2017 from outgoing-CEO Tom Dempsey after the six-month transition period.
Five Guys 'Burgers and Fries' Restaurant Chain Accelerates International Expansion
Five Guys today announced that it is accelerating international franchise expansion with plans to nearly quadruple its global footprint from eight countries to 28 over the next five years.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Maureen Storey leaves Alliance for Potato Research and Education (APRE)
After five years as the president and CEO of the Alliance for Potato Research and Education (APRE), Maureen Storey, Ph.D., is no longer leading the organization.
SNAC International
The Snack Food Association (SFA) is excited to announce a new name and identity as SNAC International to reflect the changing marketplace.
MGP Retail Consulting LLC, Lidl's real estate affiliate, acquired a condominium interest in National Gateway I at 3500 S. Clark St. for 56.6 milion
The real estate arm of Germany-based discount grocer Lidl plans to establish a major corporate presence in Arlington that will give it a foothold in the Washington D.C. region as it rolls out a significant expansion in the United States.