consumer trends

New wave of potato-based drinks hitting market

Three international drink makers have brought new potato-based drinks to market. New opportunities for potato growers — both in the U.S. and abroad ... READ MORE »

Potato sales up in dollars, down in volume as prices rise

Higher prices at the grocery store and elsewhere are evident in the latest retail report on potato sales released by Potatoes USA. During the quart... READ MORE »

Potato industry leaders Quarles, Toaspern talk issues, market outlook

Supply-chain woes and economic inflation are on the minds of many Americans these days, and the effect of those problems hasn’t escaped the potato i... READ MORE »

Most potato category sales remain above pre-pandemic levels

During the first quarter of Potatoes USA’s Marketing Year 2022 (July-September 2021), potato sales decreased in dollars by 1.1% and in volume by 5.7... READ MORE »

Recapping potato sales for a wild 2020-21 marketing year

The marketing year that ended in June 2021 was unlike any year the potato industry has ever experienced. Starting in July 2020, pandemic restrictions ... READ MORE »

Produce sales shift with inflation

September continued where August left off. The stellar 2020 performance for fresh produce was secured by better trip conversion and an increase in spe... READ MORE »

Potato sales uneven over past year due to pandemic effects

The marketing year that ended in June 2021 was unlike any year the potato industry has ever experienced. With pandemic restrictions ebbing and flowing... READ MORE »

Spring retail sales of potatoes above pre-pandemic levels

While U.S. sales of potatoes in the retail sector declined 10.5% April to June from 2020, sales were still up from the pre-pandemic spring levels of 2... READ MORE »

Organic potato sales see slight dip during second quarter

Total organic fresh produce sales for the second quarter of 2021 saw a continuation of year-over-year growth, increasing by 4% from the same period la... READ MORE »

After a year-plus of pandemic, potato gains in retail sector start to level off

After 15 months of pandemic-influenced buying habits, year-over-year numbers of potato sales in the retail sector are leveling off. According to fi... READ MORE »

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