News On French Fries and Potato Specialties from Alberta
McCain Foods Largest Investment ever: Doubling the capacity of its Coaldale potato processing plant
March 20, 2023McCain Foods is making a substantial investment in Coaldale Alberta, doubling the size of its potato processing facility and output in Coaldale, Alberta.
Cavendish Farms Lethbridge tax fight: what 'Machinery and Equipment' is part of a French Fry Line
October 31, 2022The Alberta Court of Appeal has overturned an assessment of what constitutes "machinery and equipment" in frozen food production facility for tax purposes for an 'unreasonable chain of analysis'.
Plummeting french fry sales has potato growers re-evaluating
April 28, 2020Restaurant closures have slashed demand although ‘chip sales have been great,’. French fry sales are down across North America as tens of thousands of restaurants have closed during COVID-19, which means the potato industry has to adapt quickly.
Frozen Potato Processing Plant of Cavendish Farms in Alberta officially open
October 03, 2019Cavendish Farms’ newest plant is officially open for business. The announcement was made at a ceremony held today at the new Lethbridge frozen potato processing facility.
McCain Foods named Stiekema-Kolhorn Joint Venture as Champion Potato Grower for Alberta
December 02, 2018McCain Foods (Canada) announced Stiekema-Kolhorn Joint Venture as 2017 Crop Year Champion Potato Grower for Alberta during the annual Growers’ Appreciation Banquet.
Cavendish Farms selects TOMRA's Eco Steam Peeler for its potato processing plant in Alberta
October 23, 2018Cavendish Farms, one of the larger potato processors producing frozen french fries in North America, is equipping its new, state-of-the-art production facility in Lethbridge, Alberta with TOMRA’s Eco steam peelers.
McCain Foods recognizes S-Scan Farms as Champion Grower for its Coaldale, Alberta Plant
November 20, 2017S-Scan Farms of Scandia, Alberta was named the McCain 2016 Crop Year Champion Potato Grower for the McCain Coaldale plant
Cavendish Farms Breaks Ground for new potato processing plant in Lethbridge, Alberta
September 19, 2017Cavendish Farms Officially Breaks Ground in Lethbridge, Alberta. The new $360 million potato processing plant to be complete by fall 2019
Potato Processor McCain Foods invests over 1 billion in plant expansions
July 20, 2017McCain Foods Limited has announced plans to expand its capacity at its plant in Coaldale, Alberta, Canada. This investment will bring additional production capacity to the french fry manufacturing facility, helping to meet continued strong demand for McCain products in the company’s domestic and international markets.
United Potato Growers of Canada: New Alberta processing plant good news for whole industry
December 18, 2016The plans for a new multi-million dollar Cavendish Farms potato processing plant in Lethbridge, Alberta, should not concern the Prince Edward Island potato industry, says the general manager of the United Potato Growers of Canada.