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Announcement on the Cancellation of the 2021 National Restaurant Association Show

National Restaurant Association Show 2021 cancelled

March 04, 2021
Event organizers of the National Restaurant Association Show today announced the cancellation of the 2021 National Restaurant Association Show, which was scheduled to take place May 22-25 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Corona crisis slashes Belgian potato industry in 2020. Volume of potatoes for processing lowest in three years

Corona crisis hits Belgian potato industry hard: 2020 processing volume lowest in three years

March 02, 2021
No one could miss it in the media last year: the COVID-19 pandemic hit the Belgian potato sector hard.
USDA, FDA Underscore Current Epidemiologic and Scientific Information Indicating No Transmission of COVID-19 Through Food or Food Packaging

USDA, FDA: Food and food packaging highly unlikely to spread COVID-19

February 23, 2021
Food and food packaging are highly unlikely to spread COVID-19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a reminder last week.
España: Productores de patata de A Limia estudian plantar menos cantidad este año

España: Productores de patata de A Limia estudian plantar menos cantidad este año

February 22, 2021
El sector de la patata en Xinzo siempre tuvo que capear contratiempos como el precio, la climatología y las pestes, y a todo ello se sumó en 2020 otro enemigo impredecible como es el COVID.
Bühler has proved reliability and robustness in 2020

Bühler has proved reliability and robustness in 2020

February 16, 2021
In 2020, Bühler proved to be a reliable partner to all its stakeholders and showed robust business performance in 2020. Despite adverse conditions, Bühler fulfilled all customer contracts and delivery agreements without interruptions.
Royal Cosun closed 2020 with a slightly higher group result than in 2019.

Aviko's parent Cosun posts slightly higher result in a challenging year

February 15, 2021
Royal Cosun (parent of potato processor Aviko) closed 2020 with a slightly higher group result than in 2019. Aviko had an exceptionally turbulent year. Lockdowns exerted pressure on Aviko’s turnover in the foodservice channel, whereas other business groups benefited directly or indirectly from higher sales in the retail channel.
State of the Restaurant Industry report measures virus' impact on business

State of the Restaurant Industry report measures virus' impact on business

February 01, 2021
New research looks at how restaurants and consumers were changed by the events of 2020 and the year of transition ahead.
Potato growers working hard to restore EU market

Scottish Seed Potato growers working hard to restore EU market

February 01, 2021
The Scottish seed potato industry has harnessed willing buyers in Europe to support their efforts to get the European Commission to re-think its current ban on the importation of UK seed stocks – yet the chances of success remain 50/50.
Kam Quarles, CEO of the National Potato Council discusses the potential impact of the new administration on the industry

Kam Quarles, CEO of the National Potato Council discusses the potential impact of the new US administration on the industry

January 28, 2021
With the inauguration of US President Biden a week behind us now, Kam Quarles, CEO of the National Potato Council discusses what the impact of the new administration on the potato industry might be.
Major changes at North-western European Potato Growers (NEPG)

Major changes at North-western European Potato Growers (NEPG)

January 26, 2021
Until December 31, 2020 the North-western European Potato Growers (NEPG) was a 5 country organization, but the organization started 2021 without the British AHDB. Also, Victor Pfaff stepped down as NEPG secretary and is replaced by Daniel Ryckmans.

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