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Potato News from United Kingdom

Freshfel Europe analyses promotion & trade opportunities for fresh produce at Annual Event in London
On 5 June 2019 leading fresh produce stakeholders from across Europe gathered at Freshfel Europe’s 2019 Annual Event to analyse the driving forces for opportunities in the current unpredictable business environment for the fresh produce sector.
Branston Ltd buys Haith’s 1000th vegetable washer to clean potatoes
Haith group is celebrating the sale of its 1000th vegetable washer. The milestone machine, one of a pair, rolled off the production line at the end of last month destined for potato company Branston Ltd.
Crisp maker Kettle could be sold after US food giant owner Campbell hired advisers to assess the future of the snack brand (Courtesy: Steve Parsons / Press Association)
Premium Potato chip maker Kettle Chips could be sold after its US owner Campbell hired advisers to assess the future of the snack brand.
Tong announced UK distributor for HAWE-KUW 2000 field trailer
Leading vegetable handling equipment specialist Tong Engineering is now distributor in the United Kingdom for the HAWE-KUW 2000 root crop transfer trailer from renowned German manufacturer HAWE Wester.
Ray Andrews of Crop Systems with the firm's new web-based potato store controller called SmartStor.
Many potato store operators could make significant savings in energy costs if they obtained more usage data to make informed decisions, according to Ray Andrews of Crop Systems Limited.
British potato stock levels were down 13 per cent on the five-year average.
The latest estimates from the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) show British potato stock levels were down 13 per cent on the five-year average. However, comparable to other tight supply seasons, they were a little higher.