Friday, 06 March 2015

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...

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 ...

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

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

  George Neiderer, vice president of human resources at potato chips producer Utz, denies any discussi...

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

Exclusive interview ...

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

Seed Industry Event ...

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

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...

Fairtrade is cementing its position as a market leader in ethical labels and a trusted brand across 24 countries, according to a comprehensive global study of 17,000 consumers carried out for Fairtrade International by international opinion research consultancy GlobeScan.

The study showed that Fairtrade is the most widely recognized ethical label globally.

Nearly six in ten consumers (57%) across the 24 surveyed countries have seen the FAIRTRADE Certification Mark.

Recognition has increased by six points to 65 percent in the 15 main tracking countries since the study was first conducted in 2008.

More than 80 percent of consumers recognize the Mark in the UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Netherlands, Austria and Finland.

This visibility together with a high level of trust enables consumers to have confidence in the choices they make: more than six in ten consumers (64%) globally say they trust the FAIRTRADE Mark.

The more familiar people are with Fairtrade, the more they trust it.

Nine in ten consumers who recognize the FAIRTRADE Certification Mark regard it as a trusted
label.

When asked if a branded product that they normally buy began carrying the FAIRTRADE Mark, eight in ten consumers (79%) say it would have a positive impact on their impression of the brand.

Half of consumers (48% - asked in five countries) say they are more likely to buy specific brands carrying the FAIRTRADE Mark.

Six out of ten consumers (59%) feel empowered to make a difference through their shopping choices.

But they also have high expectations of companies in combating poverty - 79 percent worldwide say companies can play an important role in reducing poverty through the
way they do business.

Consumers' top concerns are fair pay for farmers and workers and product safety: a full 85 percent of consumers say these issues are important for companies
and their suppliers in their dealings with poor countries.

At the same time, consumers connect Fairtrade with a consistent message of clear benefits to farmers and workers.

Sixty-four percent of those familiar with the FAIRTRADE Mark associate it with helping farmers and workers in poor countries escape poverty.

Sixty-one percent who are familiar associate Fairtrade with "a fair price paid to producers" and "helping
producers in poor countries access global markets".

Consumers' confidence in Fairtrade is translated into their purchases - shoppers spent €4.36 billion on Fairtrade products in 2010, up by 28 percent.

Consumers tripled their Fairtrade purchases in Czech Republic (386%), South Africa (315%) and Australia and New
Zealand (258%).

Shoppers bought an impressive 47 percent more in Fairtrade's largest market, the United Kingdom (UK).

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