Potato News from the United States
US Retail potato sales down in volume, but up in dollars spent in Q1 2023
June 08, 2023Potato 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.
Pringles adds two new ingredients to the mix for a deliciously complex tasting experience: sweet potato and multigrains
June 08, 2023The snacking masterminds at Pringles® are at it again — this time putting a tasty twist on not only its beloved flavors, but its beloved potato-based crisps.
Secondary Packaging Automation: Is it Time?
June 05, 2023Secondary packaging refers to the process of packaging and labeling final products for display, shipping, or storage purposes.
Japan won’t accept fresh Idaho potatoes, so US lawmakers are pushing for change
June 05, 2023Idaho potatoes make it far into Asian markets, but Japan has yet to open its doors to the Gem State’s most famous export.
Potatoes USA appointments for 2023
June 05, 2023Jeff Jennings of Camden, North Carolina, was reappointed to the Potatoes USA Executive Committee on March 15, 2023, at the organization’s Annual Meeting. Jennings is starting his sixth year on the Board and will serve his fourth year as Chair of the Finance and Policy Committee.
Frito-Lay Reveals United States Snack trends for this Summer
May 26, 2023As temperatures rise and Americans eagerly anticipate the pleasures of summertime, Frito-Lay and Quaker today released the first-ever joint US Summer Snack Index.
Potatoes USA asked Americans, What’s Your Favorite Nutritious Way to Eat Potatoes?
May 24, 2023We can all agree that potatoes are America’s favorite vegetable, but a recent Potatoes USA survey investigated different regions’ preferred, nutritious ways to eat the mighty spud.
Lamb Weston announces Sukshma Rajagopalan as Chief Information and Digital Officer
May 23, 2023Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LW) announced that Sukshma Rajagopalan will join the company as Chief Information and Digital Officer, effective June 26, 2023.
Utz and Mike’s Hot Honey Bring the Heat With a New Hot Honey Potato Chip
May 22, 2023Utz®, a leading U.S. manufacturer of branded salty snacks, has teamed up with Mike’s Hot Honey®, America’s No. 1 brand of hot honey, to create the Utz® Mike’s Hot Honey® Potato Chip.
The Idaho Potato Commission’s Frites Campaign Crowned Grand Champion, Sweeps Awards at Best of NAMA 2023
May 22, 2023The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) was declared the Grand Champion at the National Agri-Marketing Association’s (NAMA) award show held on April 26 in St. Louis, MO for its public relations campaign Frites by Idaho.