Monday, 24 November 2014

Visit our booth at Interpom | Primeurs!

Potato Business will be present at Interpom | Primeurs (hall 5, booth 579) in Kortrijk Xpo, Belgium, November 23 – 25. 

EU promises measures for young farmers: access to credit, production factors and knowledge

The Agriculture Council of the European Union meeting which took place Monday had as main theme “Strengthening EU policies to support young farmers”. 

Prince Edward Island Potato Board awards tips in tampering case

The potato industry in Prince Edward Island (PEI) will offer a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for recent potato tampering incidents. 

Mackie’s Crisps choose Ishida technology for the new factory in Errol

Crisps manufacturer Mackie’s Crisps uses three Ishida iTPS (Integrated Total Packaging System) for snacks at the new factory in Inchcoonans in Errol, Perthshire, Scootland.

New Herbert distributor for Russia’s growing market

The company Rusbana Engineering, Moscow-based, is the new distributor appointed by Herbert Engineering, for Russia and surrounding countries.

The campaign Open Farm Sunday arrives to British Parliament

The campaign Open Farm Sunday arrives to British Parlia...

LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), an organisation for more sustainable food and farming, launched it...

Potato Council invites the suppliers and traders to sustain Chip Week 2015

Potato Council invites the suppliers and traders to sus...

The Potato Council invites all involved in the business from suppliers to the chip shop trade or food serv...

EU ministers discuss about the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund

EU ministers discuss about the European Agricultural Gu...

Ministers of the Agriculture and fisheries council had an exchange of views on the financing of the Europe...

Technology producers Miedema and Dewulf fusion and form single team

Technology producers Miedema and Dewulf fusion and form...

The fusion between Dewulf and Miedema is to be completed this year, both companies announced. 

New production and distribution facility in Bratislava, Slovakia

New production and distribution facility in Bratislava,...

TOMRA Sorting Solutions, the sorting and processing technology company, andPrologis, Inc., the global l...

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 ...

tna launched intelli-weigh 0328 omega multi-head twin scale

tna launched intelli-weigh 0328 omega multi-head twin s...

Integrated food packaging and processing solutions provider, tna,has launched the tna   intelli-weigh 0...

New Herbert distributor for Russia’s growing market

New Herbert distributor for Russia’s growing market

The company Rusbana Engineering, Moscow-based, is the new distributor appointed by Herbert Engineering,...

Mackie’s Crisps choose Ishida technology for the new factory in Errol

Mackie’s Crisps choose Ishida technology for the new fa...

Crisps manufacturer Mackie’s Crisps uses three Ishida iTPS (Integrated Total Packaging System) for snac...

Thanksgiving Feast, a new line of kettle-cooked potato chips

Thanksgiving Feast, ...

Boulder Canyon Foods introduces Thanksgiving Feast, a new ...

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...

Armenia registered an important growth in potato exports in 2014

Armenia registered a...

Armenian potato exports totaled about 20,600 tons, compared ...

McDonald’s does not plan to use J.R. Simplot's GMO potatoes

McDonald’s does not ...

A huge debate is happening these days in the USA involving...

Prince Edward Island Potato Board awards tips in tampering case

Prince Edward Island...

The potato industry in Prince Edward Island (PEI) will off...

Farmers in Uzbekistan learn how to improve productivity and save water

Farmers in Uzbekista...

Two international organizations lead projects for Uzbekist...

BioSafe Systems Introduces Complete Potato Storage Protection Programme

BioSafe Systems Intr...

Following research and development, BioSafe Systems offers...

The Potato Council (UK) is looking for potato suppliers to help publicise National Chip Week 2010.

Growers and merchants are being encouraged to raise awareness of National Chip Week in February by putting the message onto potato sacks. Artwork is already available that promotes the week's key benefit - to boost sales - and encourage shops to register to take part.

Cambridgeshire grower and packer, and National Chip Week supporter, John Boutwood of Isle of Ely Produce is already leading the way. He is supplying customers with potatoes in sacks bearing the bright and eye-catching artwork, which was printed for free by bag supplier East Riding Sacks Ltd.

John says: "It really does make an impact and shops can't fail to see the Chip Week message when their potatoes arrive. It's also a great way to build relationships between shops and merchants, identifying opportunities that we can all benefit from."

The bag artwork is available to request now from the Potato Council and there are recruitment flyers that can be passed on to show why National Chip Week is such an important event. The Potato Council is also looking for help with the distribution of promotional material to shops.

Ellie King, Potato Council marketing executive, is urging all growers, processors and packers to request and use the artwork and flyers wherever possible - after all, the positive benefits will be felt by the whole sector. Ellie said: "Fish and chips shops account for a significant part of the potato market and so it is in the interest of the industry to encourage their customers to take part.

"The Week has proven to be a hugely successful platform to increase sales of chips and 2010 looks set to be no exception.

"It will be supported by a national media campaign, its own dedicated website www.lovechips.co.uk and will see the return of the hugely popular ‘Perfect Portion' awards for chip shops fronted by TV personality Keith Chegwin, all aimed at increasing sales and promoting positive messages about chips and potatoes."

For more information on National Chip Week 2010 or to request artwork (and details about printing) and recruitment flyers please contact Ellie King, Potato Council marketing on 02476 478 775 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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