TOMRA Food opens new regional headquarters in Latin America
July 27, 2020
New premises, with Customer Experience Center and Regional Training Hub, will strengthen the customer support provided across Latin America by TOMRA Food, Compac, and BBC Technologies.
Perú (Cusco): Promueven cultivo de diversas variedades de papa nativa en el distrito de Lares
July 27, 2020
El Minam destacó que el proyecto se ejecuta con el financiamiento del Fondo para el Medio Ambiente Mundial (GEF) y el apoyo de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO).
Americans tear up old eating habits, forcing farms to raze crops
July 20, 2020
Americans have rapidly changed the ways they buy, cook and eat food in just four months, leaving everyone from farmers to restaurants unable to match their pivot.
Lamb Weston pulls back curtain with first-ever sustainability report
July 16, 2020
The region’s largest potato processor sheds new light on french fry-making in its first-ever corporate sustainability report.
Under COVID, food systems in Latin America are looking inward for support
June 19, 2020
Scientists at the International Potato Center (CIP) are shifting their focus to the long-term effects of COVID-19 to anticipate and understand how food systems may be impacted in the coming years.
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.
PepsiCo Launches New Direct-to-Consumer Offerings to Deliver Food & Beverage Products and Meet Increased Demand Amid Pandemic
May 13, 2020
As consumers increasingly turn online for their food and beverage needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, PepsiCo, Inc. announced the launch of PantryShop.com and Snacks.com, two direct-to-consumer websites where shoppers can order an assortment of PepsiCo's brands.
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.
COVID-19 Pandemic Halts Global Trade of Potatoes and Cereals Creating a Food Security Challenge
May 13, 2020
COVID-19 has shaken the whole world-impacting society and the global economy similar to the effect of a world war.
Potato Industry Welcomes USD 50 Million USDA Purchase for Potatoes
May 13, 2020
The National Potato Council has welcomed USDA’s announcement of a $50 million surplus potato purchase to support the industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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