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    The power of the Idaho potato brand

    The power of the Idaho potato brand

    February 05, 2021
    In the end, 2020 was a pretty good year for Idaho’s iconic potato industry, but it sure wasn’t easy.
    Snack Brand PeaTos® Secures USD 12.5 million investment round with Post Holdings as lead investor

    Snack Brand PeaTos® Secures USD 12.5 million investment round with Post Holdings as lead investor

    February 05, 2021
    Less than six months after raising $7M in a Series A round, PeaTos®, the revolutionary snack chip brand, announced that it has secured Post Holdings, Inc. to lead its $12.5M Series B round.
    Another surge in the value of FAO Food Price Index in January

    Another surge in the value of FAO Food Price Index in January

    February 05, 2021
    The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged 113.3 points in January 2021, 4.7 points (4.3 percent) higher than in December 2020, not only marking the eighth month of consecutive rise but also registering its highest monthly average since July 2014.
    Bridging the gap between potato growers and scientists

    Bridging the gap between potato growers and scientists

    February 05, 2021
    To ensure the research AHDB funds has the biggest impact and benefit for the potato industry, they work to connect growers with researchers and scientists with initiatives like their Strategic Spot Farms.
    McCain Foods South Africa appoints new managing director

    McCain Foods South Africa appoints new managing director

    February 04, 2021
    McCain Foods South Africa has appointed Unathi Mhlatyana as its new managing director (MD) effective yesterday. Mhlatyana brings more than 20 years experience in the FMCG industry, having previously been employed in leadership roles with Pepsico and SAB/AB InBev.
    Russian retail may offer economy-class potatoes and cucumbers for sale

    Russian retail may offer economy-class potatoes and cucumbers for sale

    February 04, 2021
    The Potato Union of Russia sent a letter to the Association of Retail Companies (AKORT) and the Union of Independent Networks (SNS), in which it proposed introducing “economy-class” tubers into the assortment.
    Online potato shop An-Ja (Germany) helps consumers find the right potato

    Online potato shop An-Ja (Germany) helps consumers find the right potato

    February 04, 2021
    According to the two potato experts Andreas Heitsch and Jan Mennerich of the new online platform An-Ja, the key to success lies in differentiating potatoes. With their sophisticated 'potato finder', they enable consumers to easily and conveniently find exactly the right tuber for every dish.
    Gigantic Tummers washing line for Danish potato starch producer

    Gigantic Tummers washing line for Danish potato starch producer

    February 04, 2021
    The results of a Tummers starch production line at a Danish starch factory are right to be called astonishing! Between September and December last year, this process line consisting of four of our biggest washing installations ran 10 hours a day, washing a mind-blowing 700,000 tonnes of potatoes.
    Satellite view of the McCain Foods Grand Falls Facility (Courtesy: Google Maps)

    Canadian Government announces support for McCain Foods - Grand Falls expansion plans

    February 02, 2021
    Today the Government of Canada announced CAD 5 million financial support for the implementation of the new potato specialty line planned at the McCain Foods Grand Falls facility.
    The RUCIP European Committee approves new internal structure and appoints new European Delegate

    The RUCIP European Committee approves new internal structure and appoints new European Delegate

    February 02, 2021
    RUCIP European Committee -  the organisation that looks after the rules and practices of the Inter-European Trade in Potatoes - has a new internal organisation and new leadership.
    Willie Jacobs appointed as CEO of Potatoes South Africa (PSA)

    Willie Jacobs appointed as CEO of Potatoes South Africa (PSA)

    February 01, 2021
    Willie Jacobs took over the leadership of Potatoes Potatoes South Africa (PSA) as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) after Dr. André Jooste, who as part of his career planning, left the organization after 9 years.
    Husman's snack brand launched 100 years ago in Cincinnati on the way out

    Husman's snack brand launched 100 years ago in Cincinnati on the way out

    February 01, 2021
    People who have long loved the snack at the center of this iconic Cincinnati jingle soon will be unable to heed its cheery call.

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