News On French Fries and Potato Specialties from the Americas
Potatoes Can Be Part of a Healthy Diet
December 05, 2022
When we think of healthy vegetables, we don't think of potatoes, but we should. Potatoes have developed a reputation for causing weight gain and an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, but new research suggests they do not.
US Retail Sales Soared for Potatoes July-September 2022
December 03, 2022
US Potato retail sales increased in dollar sales by 17.8% but decreased in volume sales by 2.1% from July - September 2022 compared to the same timeframe a year ago. Despite a small decrease in volume sales.
Foodservice Operators Turn to Frozen Foods to Meet their Business Needs
November 12, 2022
New research finds that more than 90% of foodservice operators use frozen foods in their menus, with the healthcare, convenience store and fast casual categories reporting the greatest increase in use since 2019.
McCain Foods and Farm Credit Canada support potato farmers financially to boost regenerative agriculture
November 02, 2022
Potato Processor McCain Foods (Canada) teams up with agricultural lender Farm Credit Canada (fcc) to support potato farmers financially when they investment in regenerative agriculture.
Cavendish Farms Lethbridge tax fight: what 'Machinery and Equipment' is part of a French Fry Line
October 31, 2022
The 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'.
McCain Foods launches Regen Fries: Fries from potatoes grown using regenerative farming methods - but mostly in cyberspace
October 30, 2022
McCain Foods, the world’s largest manufacturer of prepared potato products, is entering the Metaverse and introducing new Regen Fries as part of the #SaveOurSoil initiative. Regen Fries are made with potatoes that are grown using regenerative farming methods
Lamb Weston Holdings Agrees to Acquire Remaining Interest in European Joint Venture Lamb-Weston/Meijer
October 22, 2022
Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LW) has announced it has entered into an agreement to purchase the remaining equity interests in its European joint venture Lamb Weston Meijer
Lamb Weston Reports Fiscal First Quarter 2023 Results; Reaffirms Fiscal Year 2023 Outlook
October 09, 2022
Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LW) announced its fiscal first quarter 2023 results and reaffirmed its fiscal 2023 outlook.
Simplot Selects Graham Dugdale to Lead its New Global Foods business group
October 07, 2022
The J.R. Simplot Company has named Graham Dugdale president of its newly formed Global Foods business group. Dugdale previously led Simplot Australia and will now assume the role of merging that business group with Simplot International Food Group
Reser’s Fine Foods opens new state-of-the-art potato processing plant in Pasco, Washington
September 27, 2022
A new Reser’s Fine Foods plant in Pasco is a testament to how the company, which started in a farmhouse kitchen, became one of the most successful private businesses in the country.