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Canadian Potato Crop Update September 6 2021

Canadian Potato Crop Update September 6 2021

September 12, 2021
Weather patterns have continued to influence the outlook for the Canadian potato crop since UPGC’s last update. Eastern Canada (particularly PEI) has received record amounts of rainfall from the remnants of Hurricane Ida.
SkipTheDishes and HEINZ® Reveal Canada's Top Trends on Fries and Sauce

SkipTheDishes and HEINZ® Reveal Canada's Top Trends on Fries and Sauce

July 16, 2021
With an 841% increase in french fry orders last year, Skip and HEINZ® dip deep into the data with expert pairing suggestions from Chef Thomas Heitz.
McCain Foods Commitment will Help Limit Global Warming to 1.5°C

McCain Foods Commitment will Help Limit Global Warming to 1.5°C

June 13, 2021
McCain Foods' commitment to cut in half greenhouse gas emissions across all of its global operations by the end of the decade has been verified to align with efforts to limit global warming to 1.5°C.
An Investor Group Led by Champlain Financial Corporation Acquired Wong Wing Foods Inc.

McCain Foods sells majority stake in 'Wong Wing' to Champlain led investor group

February 28, 2021
An investor group led by Champlain Financial Corporation,‎ and including Fondaction, has acquired a majority stake in the Wong Wing business unit ('Wong Wing') in partnership with McCain Foods Canada ('McCain').
McCain Foods acquires minority stake in FMCG Data Analytics specialist Fiddlehead Technology

McCain Foods increases its stake in FMCG Data Analytics specialist Fiddlehead Technology

February 05, 2021
McCain Foods Limited has acquired a significant minority share of New Brunswick-based data science company Fiddlehead Technology.
Satellite view of the McCain Foods Grand Falls Facility (Courtesy: Google Maps)

Canadian Government announces support for McCain Foods - Grand Falls expansion plans

February 02, 2021
Today the Government of Canada announced CAD 5 million financial support for the implementation of the new potato specialty line planned at the McCain Foods Grand Falls facility.
Jeff Veysey Retires from McCain after a remarkable 44 year, single company career

McCain Foods Canada appoints new VP Foodservice Sales as Jeff Veysey retires after 44 years with the company

December 18, 2020
McCain Foods announces leadership changes to its Canadian Foods Service Sales Team. With an outstanding 44 years of service, Jeff Veysey has decided to retire on December 31, 2020.
McCain Foods Announces Canadian Retail Business Leadership Changes

McCain Foods Announces Canadian Retail Business Leadership Changes

November 23, 2020
McCain Foods is announcing leadership changes to its Canadian Retail Business. After a remarkable 37 years with McCain, Mike Barry, Vice President Retail Sales has decided to retire on December 31st, 2020.
Cavendish Farms opens Potato Research Centre in New Annan, PEI

Cavendish Farms opens Potato Research Centre in New Annan, PEI

September 19, 2020
Cavendish Farms’ new Potato Research Centre in New Annan, Prince Edward Island officially opened on September 17, 2020 with a ribbon cutting with Dennis King, Premier of Prince Edward Island, and company officials.
SkipTheDishes and McCain Talk Spud Sales Amidst Decreased Demand During COVID-19

SkipTheDishes and McCain Foods Talk Potato Sales in Canada During COVID-19

August 20, 2020
In celebration of National Potato Day and hard-working potato farmers across the country, Canada's largest food delivery app and the world's largest manufacturer of frozen potato products team up to provide consumption data.
Canadian Potato Crop Update June 24 2020

Canadian Potato Crop Update June 24 2020

July 16, 2020
The Canadian Potato Crop is in the 'growing stage'. There is a recurring theme from coast to coast: It is dry – the crop is not suffering yet because
it is in the early stages of development but does need rain soon.
Planting Update May 28, 2020

Canadian Potato Crop Update May 28 2020

May 29, 2020
Many Canadian Potato growers have been dealing with a difficult two months with an unexpected supply of processing potatoes as a result of decreased sales of French fries, as sit-down restaurants shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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