EEUU: US potato sales across all categories see growth
August was a great month for retail potato sales in the United States, with all categories enjoying volume growth when compared to the same four weeks a year ago.
Deli potatoes (mostly potato salad) led the charge this month with a 2.9% increase followed by; Fresh up 1.3%, Dehy up 1.0%, and Frozen and Refrigerated both up 0.3%.
This is the second consecutive month of potato retail sales growth.
In the Fresh category, larger than 10 pound bags, 1-4 pound bags and 10 pound bags carried the category.
From a variety perspective, Fingerlings showed the most growth, up 23%, followed by Yellows, up 13%, with both russets and reds up as well.