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United States potato exports see recovery

United States potato exports see recovery

February 19, 2021
United States potato exports continue to recover but remain behind previous year levels. Exports for the first six months of the marketing year, July – December 2020, are behind the record levels set in 2019.
October – December retail potato sales in the US show continued growth

Record Retail Potato Sales in the United States continues in Q4

January 10, 2021
Record potato retail sales continued from October to December 2020, the second quarter of Potatoes USA’s marketing year 2021. All three months saw an increase in both dollar and volume sales, with the largest growth in December.
Chemical composition of wild potato relative contributes to its resistance to pathogen

Chemical composition of wild potato relative contributes to its resistance to pathogen

December 29, 2020
In a recent study published in the MPMI journal, scientists from CSU revealed that metabolites from S. chacoense contribute to disease resistance by altering the pathogenic behavior of Pectobacterium brasiliense, rather than inhibiting its growth or killing it.
US potato imports surge

US potato imports surge

November 29, 2020
US potato imports for the first quarter of the July 2020 – June 2021 marketing year were up 19% in total, according to a news release issued by Potatoes USA.
United States Retail Potato sales exceed 5-year records

US Potato sales in retail exceed 5-year records

November 20, 2020
Record potato sales continued at US retail from July through September 2020. Total store potato sales increased by 13.6% in dollar sales and 10.6% in volume sales, compared to the same time frame in 2019.
U.S. Potato Exports Still Impacted by Pandemic, but beginning to Recover

U.S. Potato Exports Still Impacted by Pandemic, but beginning to Recover

November 12, 2020
U.S. potato exports for the July – September quarter were down significantly compared to the same period in 2019. This drop is a result of the pandemic's continuing impact on the demand in many markets, particularly in SE Asia and Central America, and the tight supplies of U.S. frozen potato products.
Study Shows More US Households are Purchasing Potatoes

Study Shows More US Households are Purchasing Potatoes

October 07, 2020
US Fresh potato sales increased significantly from July 2019 through June 2020, and so did the number of households buying potatoes. Eighty-eight percent of households purchased potatoes on an average of 10 times during the 52-week period.
US Potato sales at retail remain strong

US Potato sales at retail remain strong

September 28, 2020
Since public health restrictions for COVID-19 were put in place, US potato sales at retail have been well above historical levels.
Colorado's Skyline Potato starts 2020 on optimistic note

Colorado's Skyline Potato starts 2020 on optimistic note

September 09, 2020
Just days before his Center, CO, operation kicked off its 2020 San Luis Valley potato season, Skyline Potato Co. General Manager Les Alderete said he was optimistic about the overall market situation and the coming year.
MountainKing Potatoes adds longtime fingerling farmer, packer Cindy Adkins to sales team

MountainKing Potatoes adds fingerling farmer, packer Cindy Adkins to sales team

September 09, 2020
MountainKing Potatoes has added Cindy Adkins, a former owner and operator of the nation's largest certified organic packer of fingerling potatoes, to its team of sales representatives, the company says in a press release recently issued.
US Potato Sales at Retail See 32% Increase in Volume Since March 16

US Potato Sales at Retail See 32% Increase in Volume Since March 16

July 23, 2020
Retail potato sales in the United States are soaring, increasing 31% in dollar sales and 32% in volume sales between March 16, 2020 and June 14, 2020, according to IRI.
Potato sales at retail soar in the US

Potato sales at retail soar in the US

June 10, 2020
Retail potato sales soar, increasing 10.4% in dollar sales and 9.3% in volume sales between July 1, 2019, and May 19, 2020, according to IRI. All potato categories across the retail store, except deli-prepared sides, increased in dollar and volume sales, according to a report by Potatoes USA.

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