Foodservice

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How Potato University can help foodservice operators succeed beyond menu

One of the keys to success in a foodservice operation is understanding the importance and benefits of using versatile ingredients across the menu. Che... READ MORE »

USDA: Potato demand could see ‘burst’ as pandemic wanes

The USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) released its bi-annual vegetable situation and outlook report in April. As pandemic-related restrictions... READ MORE »

US potatoes see less use due to COVID-related foodservice losses, imports

With everything that occurred this past year, it is very important for us to understand what has happened to the sales of potatoes in the U.S. market ... READ MORE »

Public outcry has Taco Bell bringing potatoes back to menu

In August, Taco Bell decided to eliminate potatoes from its menu in order to reduce SKUs and speed up service. Less than six months later, the fast-fo... READ MORE »

Lamb Weston’s second-quarter sales down 12%

Lamb Weston Holdings, a large potato processor and publicly traded company, reported second-quarter net sales of $896.1 million, a decline of 12% from... READ MORE »

Potato retail, foodservice trends examined during Potato Expo

One of the keynote sessions at Potato Expo 2021 dove into how consumer food-buying habits have changed during COVID-19 and where opportunities are for... READ MORE »

Overall usage of U.S. potatoes down, in spite of retail boom

Based on an analysis of the potatoes and potato products sold at retail and foodservice, and accounting for the volume of U.S. exports and imports, th... READ MORE »

Restaurants on track to lose $240 billion in sales, survey shows

Six months following the first shutdown of restaurants for the coronavirus pandemic, the restaurant industry is in limbo. According to a new survey... READ MORE »

US foodservice sales down $120 billion during spring

Total foodservice sales in the U.S. from March to May were off in excess of $120 billion, according a report from the National Restaurant Association.... READ MORE »

Foodservice-to-retail shift has potato industry adjusting on the fly

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has turned the food industry upside down. Most sit-down restaurants have been forced into takeout or delivery only, w... READ MORE »


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