Simplicity is the new selling point for food products
April 07, 2009
Haagen-Dazs's new line of ice cream, Five, doesn't hide the ingredients in tiny type on the back of the carton. Every one -- milk, cream, sugar, eggs and vanilla bean -- is prominently displayed in bright-orange capital letters.
 Potato Expo 2009
January 09, 2009
The outlook for the 2008 U.S. potato crop was just fine until recession reared its ugly head.The weak economy is reducing demand from restaurants because people simply aren't eating out as often, industry officials said this week during the 2009 nation...
What is happening in the savory snacks market?
November 25, 2008
Frito-Lay reported for the 3rd quarter a 9% revenue growth in North America, resulting from double-digit growth at Tostitos, Ruffles and Cheetos and high-single-digit growth in trademark Lay's and Doritos. Profit was up 6% and volume 1.5%. Frito-lay managed to pass on (most of the) higher oil and fuel costs (by increasing prices and reducing packaging sizes) without suffering a loss of overall volume!
July 16, 2008
Dr. Don Henne isn’t wasting his degree when he’s standing by the deep fryer waiting for potato slices to turn brown. He’s conducting research that will help the potato industry and consumers. Henne, an assistant research scientist in the Texas AgriLif...
Recent Prices of Vegetable Oils
February 20, 2008
A few days ago we decided that we would dedicate this PotatoPro Newsletter to the rising ingredient prices. With a publication today by Pepsico on the impact of rising ingredient costs and today's closing price in New York for crude oil for the first time over $100 a barrel ($100.74), the topic could hardly be more current.