May 24, 2010
ConAgra Foods hopes to make the sweet potato a modern-day equivalent of its stepbrother, the russet potato. In the mid-1940s, entrepreneur J. R. Simplot developed the frozen French fry, thus elevating the russet from kitchen staple to multibillion-doll...
May 20, 2010
The sweet potato is now available in a new frozen chip and chunk form from McCain Foods (SA) – in an appetizing orange colour not readily found as a fresh vegetable in South Africa.The new Alternatives Sweet Potato range includes the McCain Alternative...
March 16, 2010
McCain Foods (GB) has launched a £1m campaign to push its sweet potato product. A sweet potato sampling road show is travelling across the UK giving over 100,000 consumers the chance to taste sweet potato and pick up a coupon booklet which includes 3...
January 08, 2010
Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle announced that 11 agriculture innovators will share $225,500 in grants for projects that would strengthen, build or restore sectors of the Wisconsin agricultural industry.
January 06, 2010
It’s virtually impossible to get through a grocery store without buying one of Conagra Foods brands. Hebrew National hot dogs, Healthy Choice frozen foods, Orville Redenbacher popcorn—ConAgra makes those and about 1,500 other products found at the supe...
August 05, 2009
ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston announced today plans to build a new, state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly processing plant near Delhi, Louisiana, designed primarily to process high-quality sweet potatoes from the region into fries and related product...
November 06, 2008
“This fry thing has just exploded,” said Jimmy Burch, partner in Burch Farms Inc., Faison, N.C. “We doubled the business we did last year, and last year we doubled the business we did the year before.”Also expecting to double their fry sales this year...
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