News on Potatoes in Retail from the United States

Potato Grading: Consistent Product Quality at Wada Farms
June 16, 2024

Wada Farms surpasses its ROI in the very first year using optical grading technology for its potatoes

Kip Yeates, Vice President of Fresh Operations at potato company Wada Farms, highlights the success of their partnership with Ellips in enhancing potato grading efficiency and quality consistency, exceeding initial expectations and paving the way for future advancements in AI-driven grading technology.
Potato Museum with antique equipment at Schroeder's Farms
May 01, 2024

Patience, Persistence, Adaptability: The Schroeder Family’s Five Generations of Farming Legacy at Schroeder Brother’s Farms

The Schroeder Brother’s Farms in Antigo, Wisconsin, founded by Eric Schroeder’s family in 1879, has been around long enough to have its own potato museum on site.
OC Schulz & Sons - Potato Grading with high speed and consistent quality
April 29, 2024

How North Dakota based potato packer O.C. Schulz & Sons keeps its customers happy

'The customer is always right', that’s the motto of potato packer O.C. Schulz & Sons. This North Dakota company understands the importance of customer satisfaction and the act on it
Roasted baby potatoes
April 21, 2024

Turn up the heat this summer with unique potato offerings

From backyard BBQs to campfire cook outs, potatoes should be the MVP of summer time outdoor cooking adventures. They are versatile, delicious, easy to prepare, and the perfect complement to any summer dish.
Pioneer Potatoes Potato Grading Technology Smaller-scale Farm with Big Grading Results
April 18, 2024

Smaller-scale grower Pioneer Potatoes achieves big results with grading technology

Pioneer Potatoes understands the fundamentals of effectiveness and efficiency in grading and provisioning potatoes.
Side Delights offers a variety of choices of nutritious, economical potato products
November 23, 2023

Side Delights Shares Insights that Potatoes Pay Off During the Busy Holiday Season and Beyond

Side Delights shares insights on the retailer benefits of incremental potato sales through the holiday shopping season and beyond.
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LAY’S® and Matt James Celebrate Friendsgiving with Mashed Potatoes Made from Lay’s Potato Chips.
November 09, 2023

LAY'S® and Matt James Celebrate Friendsgiving with Mashed Potatoes Made from Lay's Potato Chips

Friendsgiving season is here and Lay's® – America's favorite potato chip – is central to the dinner table with the brand's spin on the viral cooking hack turning Lay's potato chips into a favorite side dish: mashed potatoes.
There’s a New Type of Potato in Stores That’s So Creamy You Don’t Even Need Butter
October 30, 2023

New Organic Potato brand available at Whole Foods in the North-East United States: Upstate Abundance

If you’re looking to up your potato game this holiday season, you’re in luck. There’s a new potato variety in town, and it’s said to be so creamy that you don’t need to add butter, cream, or anything else to dress it up - it’s delicious right from the field.
Nelia Alamo, IFPA exposition chair, vice president of marketing for Markon Cooperative
October 17, 2023

North American Produce sector meets in Anaheim, California at IFPA Global Produce & Floral Show

More than 1,000 exhibitors will debut their latest products and services, with a robust emphasis on technology and innovation, at The Global Produce & Floral Show, Oct. 19-21 in Anaheim, California.
Tasteful Selections® Introducing Potatoes Your Way™ at IFPA
October 12, 2023

Tasteful Selections® Introducing Potatoes Your Way™ at IFPA Global Produce & Floral Show

Tasteful Selections®, a specialty potato brand from RPE LLC, continues to innovate to stay ahead of the evolving needs of retailers and consumers by introducing its new product, Potatoes Your Way™.
Rachel Atkinson-Leach, Vice President of Brand & Category Excellence at RPE
September 18, 2023

Farmer’s Promise announces New Burbank Reserve variety

Introducing the Burbank Reserve, a remarkable gem in the world of potatoes that effortlessly marries the qualities of casual and fine-dining restaurant excellence.
Taylor Grant, Leah Halverson and Bryan Jones: The Next Generation of Potato Farmers
September 16, 2023

Feeding America: Introducing the Next Generation Potato Farmers

A new generation of potato farmers uses cutting-edge instruments and methods to progress farms and preserve the soil for future generations all over the United States, often in unexpected areas.
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August 30, 2023

New sustainable fiber tray for potatoes introduced

Tasteful Selections®, a specialty potato brand from RPE LLC, is introducing a new sustainable fiber tray with its Organic Sea Salt & Herb bite-size potatoes.
Fresh Potato Retail Sales FY23
August 06, 2023

United States Potato Retail Sales See Double-Digit Increases July 2022 – June 2023

United States retail dollar sales of potatoes increased 16.8% July 2022 – June 2023, which closed with a strong quarter (April – June 2023) that saw retail dollar sales growth of 14.5% compared to the same period last year.
US Retail potato sales down in volume, consumers spent more on spuds in Q1 2023
June 08, 2023

US Retail potato sales down in volume, but up in dollars spent in Q1 2023

Potato retail sales increased 16.0% in sales but decreased in volume by -4.4% from January - March 2023 compared to the same timeframe a year ago. Despite a decrease, volume sales remain above pre-pandemic levels.
Spud sentiment in the media continues to improve
May 02, 2023

Spud sentiment in the media continues to improve

The widespread popularity of potatoes as America’s favorite vegetable naturally leads to their frequent appearance in the press. However, occasional misinformation can jeopardize the potato’s reputation.
The Newest Easter Trend You Have to Try: Painting Potatoes
April 07, 2023

Easter Trend we HAVE to promote on PotatoPro: Painting Potatoes instead of eggs

Painting Easter potatoes? Why not? Families love their tried-and-true Easter traditions, but sometimes, you just need to scramble things up - and save some money in the process...
Cara Harbstreet Food and Nutrition Expert
February 08, 2023

Not Just Delicious! Potatoes are also Nutrition Powerhouse

It's the New Year, which means many of us are trying to eat better, save money and find more time in our day. Cara Harbstreet, registered dietitian and intuitive eating expert, recommends a kitchen hero that's a solution for it all: the potato!


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