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Idaho Potato Commission hires Alan Kahn as VP of foodservice

Alan Kahn is the new vice president of foodservice for the Idaho Potato Commission, Boise.

Organic potato and onion sales holding steady

Movement of organic potatoes and onions has been sluggish at times, but most organic growers say consumer demand generally remains strong as they continue to serve the market.

Trade groups plan bevy of promotions

Potato and onion trade groups have planned a plethora of promotions to encourage consumption of their product. Here’s a look at some of the activities now underway.

Morning Kiss Organic promotes potatoes, onions

Morning Kiss Organic, Chelsea, Mass., is promoting its onions and potatoes as retailers enter the holiday season.

Packer 25 — Kam Quarles

Like his father before him, Kam Quarles is a voice for growers.
Nov 07, 2018 by Tom Karst #Packer 25, #People, #Potatoes

Side Delights promotion engages consumers with recipes

Value-added potato brand Side Delights has wrapped up another successful consumer-focused marketing program with bloggers who were asked to pick their favorite recipes using the company’s potatoes.
Nov 02, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Potatoes

Mountain King pushes gold potato promotions

ORLANDO, Fla. - Promoting gold potatoes could grow the entire potato category, says  John Pope, vice president of sales and marketing for Houston-based Mountain King Potatoes.

Alsum Farms debuts Harvest Delites brand at Fresh Summit

Alsum Farms & Produce Inc., Friesland, Wis., plans to introduce a new brand, Harvest Delites, for potatoes.
Oct 12, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Potatoes, #PMA

Side Delights add to Flavorables line

Fresh Solutions Network, the creators of Side Delights potatoes, is launching two new additions to its Flavorables line.

Idaho’s 2017 fresh potato prices raise national average

Sales of table stock potatoes in the 2017-18 season totaled 107 million cwt., a 6% drop from the previous year, but the national average price-per-cwt. rose $1.13, to $11.73, according to the USDA.