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Indigenous-owned, Manitoba-based potato chips brand heading to shelves across Canada

Indigenous-owned, Manitoba-based potato chips brand heading to shelves across Canada

July 19, 2021
An independent Manitoba-based, Indigenous-owned brand of potato chip will soon be on shelves across the country. Tomahawk Chips is the brainchild of Alfred Lea, who began the Native Canadian Chip Corporation in 2015.
SkipTheDishes and HEINZ® Reveal Canada's Top Trends on Fries and Sauce

SkipTheDishes and HEINZ® Reveal Canada's Top Trends on Fries and Sauce

July 16, 2021
With an 841% increase in french fry orders last year, Skip and HEINZ® dip deep into the data with expert pairing suggestions from Chef Thomas Heitz.
Direct-seed potatoes show no harvest hit

Low tillage potato trial showed no impact on yield and quality

January 30, 2021
The amount and quality of the potatoes coming off Chad Berry’s field last fall weren’t that much different from one side to the other, but one half came with a lot less tillage.
SkipTheDishes and McCain Talk Spud Sales Amidst Decreased Demand During COVID-19

SkipTheDishes and McCain Foods Talk Potato Sales in Canada During COVID-19

August 20, 2020
In celebration of National Potato Day and hard-working potato farmers across the country, Canada's largest food delivery app and the world's largest manufacturer of frozen potato products team up to provide consumption data.
McCain confirms Carberry layoffs

McCain confirms Carberry layoffs

May 13, 2020
McCain Foods confirmed that layoffs have occurred at its Carberry potato processing plant in an email sent by the company to the Sun on Wednesday.
Peak of the Market's Potahto Week Returns to Winnipeg February 21 - March 1

Peak of the Market's Potahto Week Returns to Winnipeg February 21 - March 1

January 11, 2020
Registration is now open for restaurants hoping to be crowned champion during the 3rd annual Potahto Week presented by Peak of the Market. The 10-day event challenges restaurants to put forward a signature dish made with Manitoba grown potatoes...
McCain Foods Announces 2018 Top Potato Growers at Annual Manitoba Awards Banquet

McCain Foods Announces 2018 Top Potato Growers at Annual Manitoba Awards Banquet

January 07, 2020
Annual event caps off 40th Anniversary celebrations in 2019 highlighted by CAD 75 Million in investments at facilities in Portage la Prairie and Carberry.
Clinical trial to focus on benefits of potato based resistant starch for healthy kidneys

Clinical trial to focus on benefits of potato based resistant starch for healthy kidneys

December 03, 2019
A study initiated at the University of Manitoba will look into the potential benefits of the consumption of (potato-based) resistant starch on renal (kidneys) health
Frost ends Manitoba potato harvest

Frost ends Manitoba potato harvest

November 08, 2019
Frost last week ended Manitoba’s potato harvest, leaving thousands of acres undug.
It’s the second year wet soils prevented potato farmers from getting all the crop off before heavy frost ruined it.
Rains keep Manitoba potato growers on edge

Rains keep Manitoba potato growers on edge

September 30, 2019
Manitoba potato growers are hoping the 2019 harvest isn’t a repeat of 2018. Harvest has been delayed in many areas after 50 to 125 millimetres of rain has fallen since Sept. 20.
La escasez de patatas de este año es una anomalía para Canadá

This Year's Lack Of Potatoes in Manitoba Is Described As An Anomaly

August 14, 2019
This Year's Lack Of Potatoes Is Described As An Anomaly
McCain Foods Portage la Prairie, Manitoba facility celebrated 40 years in business on April 15th with dignitaries joining McCain executives to officially open its new $10 million potato receiving area.

McCain Foods Portage la Prairie Facility Celebrates 40 Years in Business

April 30, 2019
On April 16, 2019, McCain Foods (Canada) celebrated the 40th anniversary of its Portage la Prairie, Manitoba facility and also officially opened its new potato receiving area at a special ceremony hosted onsite at the potato processing facility.

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