Sunday, 21 September 2014

New logistics centre in Penza, Russia, to hold 15,000 tones

The construction of logistics centre has started in the Russian region Penza, new well-equipped hangars will have the capacity to hold up to 15,000 tones of potatoes all year round.

McCain Foods and DuPont India Collaborate to Empower Gujarat's Potato Farmers

McCain Foods and DuPont India are collaborating to implement the Global GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) Farm Assurer Certification Program with McCain contract farmers.

Herbert New Sponge Dryer Removes Surface Moisture with Minimum Maintenance

Sponge and felt dryers from Herbert Engineering, the leaders in root crop handling systems, have been integrated into fresh pack plants in Britain and Europe, with excellent results both in terms of removing surface

NEPG Expects a Record Harvest in North-Western Europe

The North-Western European Potato Growers (NEPG) estimates that the upcoming harvest could lead to a new record, even higher than 2011 when production reached an 26.8 million tons.

Sri Lanka’s Government to Purchase All Potato Stocks from Farmers

Sri Lanka’s Government to Purchase All Potato Stocks fr...

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister D.M.Jayaratne announced in Parliament that the government was ready to purchase...

Professionals from All Over the World and Around 10,000 Visitors at Potato Europe

Professionals from All Over the World and Around 10,000...

PotatoEurope 2014 took place on 3 and 4 September on the Rittergut Bockerode estate in Springe-Mittelrod...

Great Big Idaho Truck takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Great Big Idaho Truck takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) Great Big Idaho Potato Truck supports one of the most popular fundrais...

CEJA announced new partnership with Bekina to help young farmers

CEJA announced new partnership with Bekina to help youn...

The European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA) announced a new partnership with Bekina at its General Ass...

NEPG Expects a Record Harvest in North-Western Europe

NEPG Expects a Record Harvest in North-Western Europe

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Head of TOMRA Sorting Food “pleased” at growth in first half of 2014

Head of TOMRA Sorting Food “pleased” at growth in first...

TOMRA Sorting Executive Vice President and Head of Sorting Dr. Volker Rehrmann advised that the sorting b...

 Vanmark introduces its new Lamina hydrocutting system

Vanmark introduces its new Lamina hydrocutting system

The Lamina hydrocutting system is designed to cut large volumes of vegetable food products such as: Fre...

Increase Packaging Efficiency with New Robag Auto-Splice

Increase Packaging Efficiency with New Robag Auto-Splic...

Global processing and packaging solutions specialist, tna, announces the launch of the new tna robagAuto-...

Ishida Europe to showcase various technologies at Cibus Tec, Italy

Ishida Europe to showcase various technologies at Cibus...

Ishida Europe exhibits on the stand of its Italian/Swiss distributor Itech at Cibus Tec, and will be show...

Potato Week 2014 to take place on October 6-12

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The dates have been set for Potato Week 2014, and running fr...

Kent Crisps Announces New Branding

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

New DiversaCut 2110A Dicer on Display at SIAL in Paris

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

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

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

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

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

BioSafe Systems Introduces Complete Potato Storage Protection Programme

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Following research and development, BioSafe Systems offers...

Future Proofing Cheshire Potatoes

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

Sophisticated Potato Inspection

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

McCain Foods to Help Monitor Potato Crops with Drones

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

Open Farm Sunday 2014 Review

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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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