Potato Processor

COVID-related foodservice decline forces fry makers to make tough decisions

Now three months into the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, the situation remains fluid and unsettled for the potato industry and that likely wi... continue reading »

USDA accepting Section 32 offers for purchase of dehydrated potato products

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting offers to buy dehydrated potato products to be distributed through the National School Lunch Pr... continue reading »

Dehy, frozen, canned potato sales in retail spike during spring

Retail potato sales in the U.S. were up more than 30%, year-over-year, during the period of April 1 to May 17. That followed a first quarter that s... continue reading »

Utz enters $1.5B agreement with Collier Creek, will go public

Utz Quality Foods, a leading U.S. manufacturer of branded salty snacks, and Collier Creek Holdings, a special purpose acquisition company, June 5 anno... continue reading »

Column: COVID-19 creates unprecedented times for food supply chain

Unprecedented is an adjective that has been used frequently this spring. Aptly so. The shutdowns and stay-at-home orders that have taken place due ... continue reading »

Lamb Weston releases first Environmental, Social, and Governance report

Lamb Weston Holdings has announced the publication of its first Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report. The report outlines the way sustai... continue reading »

Frozen french fry demand may be inching back quicker than anticipated

Signs are showing that frozen fry demand is improving quicker than the industry had anticipated, according to a May 27 report by North American Potat... continue reading »

Ag World Support Systems founder Warren Henninger remembered for generosity

“God, family, and potatoes.” That is how Warren Henninger’s passions are listed in his obituary. Henninger, a lifelong and very popular membe... continue reading »

‘Unprecedented’ rise in home food consumption shown in United Fresh report

United Fresh Produce Association’s first-quarter 2020 issue of FreshFacts on Retail reports on the beginning weeks of the unprecedented rise in in-h... continue reading »

USDA to buy dehydrated potatoes as part of Section 32 purchases

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced plans May 22 to purchase fresh potatoes and dehydrated potatoes, for distribution to various food ... continue reading »