Friday, 06 March 2015

tna aquires food processing specialist Florigo

tna has announced the acquisition of food processing specialist Florigo International B.V., providing the company with access to Florigo’s range of continuous snack and French fry lines. 

Utz plans to keep company in family, no talk to Warren Buffett

  George Neiderer, vice president of human resources at potato chips producer Utz, denies any discussion with Warren Buffett, who showed interested in overtaking the company.

A bill to help potato growers from Idaho, rejected

A bill that would have allowed Idaho potato growers who are part of a federally regulated area designed to control pale cyst nematode to obtain a refund of their state assessment has been rejected

Lamb Weston / Meijer publishes sustainability report

Lamb Weston / Meijer, which manufactures frozen potato products and dried potato flakes, published its third sustainability report, highlighting key results in saving direct water usage, reducing direct energy use and increasing potato utilization.

US Northern Plains Potato Growers Association has a new chairman

The Northern Plains Potato Growers Association held its banquet; event that included the passing of the chairman's gavel from Rick Vivatson of Cavalier, ND, to Don Suda, a chip and frozen processing potato grower

Tomorrow's industry leaders are trained at 2015 Potato Industry Leadership Institute

Tomorrow's industry leaders are trained at 2015 Po...

  The Potato Industry Leadership Institute (PILI) Class of 2015 included twenty-seven potato grow...

Campaign “Cook Your Own Potatoes”, supported by Olympic athlete

Campaign “Cook Your Own Potatoes”, supported by Ol...

Potato Council has added an exciting new dimension to its successful ‘Cook Your Own Potatoes’ projec...

Horsch won "Best new product or innovation" category at LAMMA’15 Award

Horsch won Best new product or innovation catego...

The equipment manufacturer Horsch UK won the “Best New Product or Innovation” at LAMMA’15, the annua...

tna aquires food processing specialist Florigo

tna aquires food processing specialist Florigo

tna has announced the acquisition of food processing specialist Florigo International B.V., providing...

Sean Connolly is the new ConAgra’s new CEO, after Gary Rodkin retired

Sean Connolly is the new ConAgra’s new CEO, after Gary ...

 ConAgra Foods Inc, one of North America's largest packaged food companies, announced Sean M. Connolly ...

Washington State Potato Commission appoints the entomologist Matthew Blua

Washington State Potato Commission appoints the entomol...

The Washington State Potato Commission appointed a new director of industry outreach, Matthew Blua, an ...

A gentle solution to accurately weigh and pack potatoes

A gentle solution to accurately weigh and pack potatoes

An Ishida RV multihead weigher with an IP69K rating is providing protection against humidity and water ...

Heat and Control launches KleenCoat and KleenFlex

Heat and Control launches KleenCoat and KleenFlex

Equipment manufacturer Heat and Control has launched two new products that can help potato processors: ...

FOODesign launches cryo-jet 5 ambient&chilled air cooling system

FOODesign launches cryo-jet 5 ambient chilled air cooli...

Equipment manufacturer FOODesign has recently launched the cryo-jet 5 ambient chilled air cooling syste...

Potatoes are back on WIC, a nutritional program for women, infants and children in USA

Potatoes are back on...

The National Potato Council (NPC) from USA succeeded to put ...

Exclusive interview with the director of Urschel Laboratories, Inc: The Urschel team is a very strong one

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What began with one man's invention more than 100 years ago ...

Important investment in Lamb Weston frozen food facility in Netherlands will add capacity and jobs

Important investment...

Lamb Weston / Meijer, a joint venture between US-based ConAg...

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...

Seed Industry Event conference tackles key industry concerns

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The recent Seed Industry Event, organized by British Potato ...

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

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

Farmers in Uzbekistan learn how to improve productivity and save water

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Two international organizations lead projects for Uzbekist...

Doritos tortilla chips say their consumer-created Doritos commercial aired during the weekend's Super Bowl XLIV, placed second in USA Today's annual consumer-ranked Super Bowl Ad Meter.

This is the fourth year in a row a consumer-created Doritos ad has ranked in the top five and the first time Doritos aired four ads during the Super Bowl. Now, Doritos, part of the PepsiCo Frito-Lay division, is paying the talented creator a $600,000 prize for proving that when given the opportunity, amateurs truly can compete with the pros.

Nationwide consumer votes put "Casket," "House Rules," "Snack Attack Samurai" and "Underdog" in the Super Bowl spotlight, from six finalist ads in the fourth annual Doritos "Crash the Super Bowl" programme.

For taking the number 2 spot, Joshua Svoboda, creator of "Underdog" will receive $600,000.

"What a testament of power to the people," said Rudy Wilson, vice president, marketing, Frito-Lay. "Doritos fans have shown us that they have the passion and creativity to compete with seasoned professionals in any industry, and they literally just gave Madison Avenue a run for its money, so we're giving them the payout they deserve. We knew Joshua had it in him and we are so proud and thrilled to hand over $600,000 to help him set off to pursue his dreams."

Last year, two unemployed brothers from Batesville, Indiana received $1 million from the Doritos brand for trumping the Madison Avenue-made commercials and ranking number one in the USA TODAY Ad Meter with their home-made Doritos commercial that they created for less than $2,000. It was a bold move that changed the brothers' lives forever and kick-started their now-thriving careers in film and television.

Always passionate about film making, 24-year-old Svoboda knew it was his time to shine when he heard about Doritos "Crash the Super Bowl." A native of Raleigh, NC, Svoboda entered the contest for a chance to take one of the top three Ad Meter spots and turn his childhood dreams into reality. Over the course of three days and working with a shoestring budget of $200, Joshua cast a friend's untrained dog as the star of his commercial. The spot takes place in a park in which "man's best friend" turns the tables on an obnoxious snacker who refuses to share his Doritos chips.

This year, all six Crash the Super Bowl finalists received $25,000 and a trip to the Super Bowl. Grand prizes were based on how each of the winning Doritos ads ranked on the USA Today Ad Meter:

$1 million awarded for an ad that scores number one on the Ad Meter
$600,000 awarded for an ad that scores number two on the Ad Meter
$400,000 awarded for an ad that scores number three on the Ad Meter

If consumer-created Doritos ads swept all top-three rankings of the USA Today Ad Meter, an additional $1 million bonus was promised to each top-three placer for a total prize give-away of $5 million.

The USA Today Super Bowl Ad Meter tracks the second-by-second responses of a panel of viewers to ads during the national broadcast of the Super Bowl and ranks them favourite to least favourite. Created in 1989, USA Today's Ad Meter has been regarded as the most influential Super Bowl ad rating in the advertising industry.

Crash the Super Bowl is one of many ways the Doritos brand continues to turn control over to consumers. The brand's commitment to fan-empowerment began with the Doritos "Crash the Super Bowl" program, which started in 2007 and has turned the brand's Super Bowl advertising over to its fans every year.

In addition, the brand has put consumers in control through a variety of other exciting opportunities, including the Doritos "X-13D Flavour Experiment," where consumers had a chance to name a new mysterious flavour of chips; "The Quest," which engaged fans in a multi-faceted on-line and real-world adventure of challenges; and "Doritos Late Night," which provided Doritos fans ground-breaking virtual musical performances by blink-182 and Big Boi through the power of augmented reality technology where fans could enjoy and control the performances in the palm of their hand.

 

 

 

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