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McCain Foods Announces Canadian Retail Business Leadership Changes
November 23, 2020
McCain Foods is announcing leadership changes to its Canadian Retail Business. After a remarkable 37 years with McCain, Mike Barry, Vice President Retail Sales has decided to retire on December 31st, 2020.
United States Retail Potato sales 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.
Supported by potato industry stakeholders, Washington State University expands research on soil health
November 13, 2020
Launching new research in support of Washington potato growers, Washington State University is partnering with industry leaders to study healthier, more sustainable, and productive soils.
'No more potatoes for fries needed by the processors? Then we'll cut them ourselves'
November 13, 2020
The corona crisis dealt a blow to the fries processing industry and that in turn had consequences for the growers who supply the industry.
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.
Mexico reinstates labeling exemption for foodservice products
November 12, 2020
The US potato industry was informed that Mexico rescinded its new front of pack labeling regulation, reinstating the exemption for foodservice products, according to a newsletter from the National Potato Council.
Outgoing chief executive hails the potato growers of South Africa
November 10, 2020
Dr. André Jooste, an agricultural economist who joined Potatoes South Africa eight years ago as chief executive officer, is leaving the organization at the end of the month for personal reasons.
Lockdown 2.0 (UK) is here – AHDB reflects on what it means for the potato industry
November 10, 2020
In the United Kingdom, Lockdown 2.0 is happening and it brings widespread closure of pubs and restaurants once again. AHDB reflects on what it means for the potato industry
Bem Brasil goes PEF
November 04, 2020
Elea GmbH, the world leader in Pulsed Electric Field systems for food processing, has supplied a first PEF Advantage system for potato processing suitable for processing up to 30 t/h.
Lamb Weston Meijer wants to increase its stake in Belaya Dacha's Lipetsk plant
November 03, 2020
The leadership of the Dutch company Lamb Weston Meijer, LWM CIS B.V., asked the Federal Antimonopoly Service to give it preliminary consent to acquire 39,38% of LLC Lamb Weston Belaya Dacha.