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Europatat Congress 2019  A unique and successful event for the sector!
On 13 June, the European potato community has gathered in Oslo, Norway, for the Europatat Congress 2019. Under the slogan “The timeless potato: A dynamic and innovative food”.
The FAO Food Price Index continues its rise in May
The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) continued to rise for the fifth consecutive month, averaging 172.4 points in May 2019, up 1.2 percent (2.1 points) from April but still 1.9 percent below its level in the corresponding month last year.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
NewCold Opens $90M High-Tech Cold-Storage Facility in Burley, Idaho
NewCold, a specialist in automated cold storage, announced the opening of its $90 million, 180,000-square-foot facility in Burley, Idaho. French fry maker McCain Foods is NewCold’s largest Idaho customer.
Potato acreage in North-western Europe increased
Based upon a provisional estimation of the NEPG (North-Western European Potato Growers) the area in the 5 largest potato countries increased to 609.000 ha of consumption potatoes, a 2.4% increase.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
FPS Food Process Solutions acquires New Zealand Processing Equipment manufacturer Total Solutions
FPS Food Process Solutions Corporation has announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Total Solutions Limited, a leading fabricator of food processing equipment and conveyor systems in Auckland, New Zealand.
Only two years to go until the 11th World Potato Congress in Ireland
Ireland and a World Potato Congress are completely synonymous. Because of history and tradition, Ireland’s relationship with the potato is unique. In the late sixteenth century, the potato made its way from Peru to Ireland.
Calbee is targeting Asian markets in its expansion plans, including China and India.
Japanese snack company Calbee is gearing up for a US marketing campaign for its best-selling Jagarico potato snack in an aggressive drive to increase overseas sales.
MountainKing Acquires Colorado Packing Facility Focused on Smaller-Sized Potatoes
In response to the explosive growth and demand for smaller-sized potatoes in smaller-sized bags.