Wednesday, 22 October 2014

How breeders and processors can work together?

Dr Sharon Hall will talk about the needs of the potato industry and how breeders and growers can work with the processors to ensure the quality and volume needed for year-round, value-added potato products.

AVR launches Puma 3, its new four-row harvester

Potato machine constructor AVR is introducing its new Puma 3, a machine with tight lines, which grant it a very modern look. The real innovations for this self-propelled, four-row harvester are its more powerful

50 small-scale farmers will benefit from signed memorandum with PepsiCo Food Vietnam

PepsiCo Foods Vietnam Co (PFVC) has signed a memorandum of understanding to introduce a sustainable contract potato-farming model.

New method to stop potato parasitic worms using fungi

Scientists have developed a new way to stop the parasitic worm Globodera rostochiensis causes damage to potatoes.

LEAF’s annual President Event to focus on defining resilience and diversity in agriculture

Linking Environment And Farming (LEAF)’s annual President Event will take place on Tuesday November, 11, at the HSBC Headquarters, CanaryWharf, London. 

How breeders and processors can work together?

How breeders and processors can work together?

Dr Sharon Hall will talk about the needs of the potato industry and how breeders and growers can work wi...

LEAF’s annual President Event to focus on defining resilience and diversity in agriculture

LEAF’s annual President Event to focus on defining resi...

Linking Environment And Farming (LEAF)’s annual President Event will take place on Tuesday November, 11, a...

The World Potato Congress Industry Awards are open for nominations

The World Potato Congress Industry Awards are open for ...

The World Potato Congress Industry Awards are an important and prestigious event on the international po...

Florimond Desprez Group acquires Germicopa, a potato seed company

Florimond Desprez Group acquires Germicopa, a potato se...

Florimond Desprez Group acquired Germicopa, one of the most important French potato seed companies and ...

Cargill reinforces its commitment to food security

Cargill reinforces its commitment to food security

Cargill is calling for coordinated action by governments, the private sector and civil society to ensur...

“Why are the fries so good?” McDonald’s answers to all their customers' questions

“Why are the fries so good?” McDonald’s answers to all ...

McDonald's USA invites their customers, fans and food skeptics to ask all they want to know in a campai...

UPDATE Urschel launches its equipment at Emballage Exhibition Paris and International FoodTec India

UPDATE Urschel launches its equipment at Emballage Exhi...

The new Sprint 2 Dicer by Urschel (http://www.urschel.com/) can be seen at Emballage in Paris beginning N...

Launches at Cibus Tec Parma for Urschel: a wide variety of machines ready for attendees

Launches at Cibus Tec Parma for Urschel: a wide variety...

Cibus Tec is combined with Food Pack to serve all areas of food processing and packaging in one locatio...

AVR launches Puma 3, its new four-row harvester

AVR launches Puma 3, its new four-row harvester

Potato machine constructor AVR is introducing its new Puma 3, a machine with tight lines, which grant i...

Potato Week 2014 to take place on October 6-12

Potato Week 2014 to ...

The dates for Potato Week 2014 are October 6-12 and the camp...

Kent Crisps Announces New Branding

Kent Crisps Announce...

AMC Foods announces the re-launch of their popular Kent Cr...

New DiversaCut 2110A Dicer on Display at SIAL in Paris

New DiversaCut 2110A...

Several Urschel cutting machines will be on display at Sal...

McDonald’s Japan Is Releasing Purple Sweet Potato McShake This Autumn

McDonald’s Japan Is ...

McDonald's Japan is rolling out a special purple sweet potat...

Lay's "Do Us A Flavor" Contest Finalists Announced

Lay's Do Us A Flavo...

Lay's potato chips, one of the brands from PepsiCo (http:/...

BioSafe Systems Introduces Complete Potato Storage Protection Programme

BioSafe Systems Intr...

Following research and development, BioSafe Systems offers...

Future Proofing Cheshire Potatoes

Future Proofing Ches...

Cheshire potato growers gathered at Aston Grange Farm near...

Sophisticated Potato Inspection

Sophisticated Potato...

Improvements in sorting machinery are aimed at many grower...

McCain Foods to Help Monitor Potato Crops with Drones

McCain Foods to Help...

Global potato processor McCain Foods is using drone techno...

Open Farm Sunday 2014 Review

Open Farm Sunday 201...

Farmers and their helpers celebrated this weekend the posi...

Many Russian consumers believe potato crisps and other savoury snack foods to be potentially harmful.


This is one of the findings of a survey carried out by the Moscow-based market research group Proryv (Breakthrough to Success) entitled "How to create a successful brand".
The various flavourings used in potato crisps were regarded as simply chemicals, an attitude that put off potential customers wanting a 'natural and useful' product. A thousand interviewees in major cities were asked for their views on 22 of the best-known brands as to such parameters as price, taste, frequency of purchase, variety and packaging.
The answers revealed that most Russians have little or no brand loyalty. What really mattered was visibility; if their usual brand was not on display, they simply took whatever was on the shelf.
Proryv also found that publicity to win high visibility for a product was often far from affective. For example, 61 per cent of those polled knew about beer snacks, a Russian version of pork scratchings made from dried, salted fish such as anchovy, mackerel and squid rings providing an extremely popular accompaniment to beer.
The well publicised brand BEERka came only in third place with 28 per cent of those polled saying they preferred it. In second place was Dalniko with 33 per cent and first place went to Varentsev with 36 per cent.
In the case of potato crisps cheapness of the product was an important factor. In this regard the favourites were 'Russkaya Kartoshka' (Russian Spud) and Moskovski Kartofel (Moscow Potato).
These two domestically manufactured brands were fairly close to one another in the estimation of consumers.
On a scale of one to five Russkaya Kartoshka scored 4.82 and Moskovski Kartofel 4.78. Cheetos, produced by Pepsi-Co, were considered reasonably priced scoring 4.64. The most expensive was Pringles which scored 3.8 compared with an average of 4.38.
Proryv noted that this was only to be expected given the higher production costs of the product. Consumers named Russkaya Kartoshka as not too greasy scoring 4.76 compared with an average of 4.25.
However, this commendable quality appealed to only 0.8 per cent of consumers which explained the relatively modest position the brand had in the market, the survey stated.

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