Washington Potato Company Dehydration Plant in Warden destroyed by fire.
January 22, 2021
The Washington Potato Company potato dehydration plant in Warden, Washington, was destroyed by a massive fire overnight. The fire caused the immediate evacuation of about a third of nearby town of Warden (pop: 2700) for several hours due to concerns that an ammonia tank located in the plant could burst.
Freezer specialist FPS Food Process Solutions Announces Strategic Senior Appointments
January 21, 2021
Freezer specialist FPS Food Process Solutions (“FPS”), a global leader in turn-key freezing and cooling equipment, announces strategic senior appointments to ensure continued strength in the growing food processing sector.
Doritos Brings a New Dimension to This Year's Super Bowl Experience with this Commercial
January 19, 2021
Doritos, one of the flagship brands from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, debuted its Super Bowl campaign, #FlatMatthew, with a cliff-hanging teaser that leaves fans guessing who exactly the commercial's secret star could be.
Webinar: 'Aeroponics for Nuclear Seed Potato Production: History, Status and Challenges'
January 19, 2021
The World Potato Congress is extremely pleased to present its next webinar on Thursday, February 18, 2021, with Dr. Peter VanderZaag, a potato farmer in Canada and due to COVID-19, now an armchair consultant involved with numerous potato projects in Asia and Africa.
PepsiCo Doubles Down on Climate Goal and Pledges Net-Zero Emissions by 2040
January 14, 2021
Pepsico announced it will accelerate its efforts to build a more resilient and sustainable food system, reducing GHG emissions by more than 40% by 2030. In 2020 the company achieved its objective to use 100% renewable electricity in the United States and plans to do the same in Mexico and Australia by the end of 2021
Utz Brands To Acquire Vitner’s Snack Food Brand And Distribution Assets
January 12, 2021
Utz Brands, Inc. announced that its subsidiary Utz Quality Foods, LLC has entered into a definitive agreement with Snak-King Corp. to acquire certain assets related to the Vitner's brand for a total purchase price of $25 million, subject to customary purchase price adjustments.
Record Retail Potato Sales in the United States continues in Q4
January 10, 2021
Record potato retail sales continued from October to December 2020, the second quarter of Potatoes USA’s marketing year 2021. All three months saw an increase in both dollar and volume sales, with the largest growth in December.