As Shoppers Continue to Cook at Home and Increase Spending, Side Delights Potato Products Deliver on the 2022 Trends

January 13, 2022 Fresh Solutions Network,

Side Delights® kicks off the New Year with the plant-based products that shoppers seek to save time and money while reducing food waste. While cooking at home is here to stay, consumers are looking for easy to prepare foods. Recent data shows that 44 percent of consumers cooked more often in 2021 than pre-pandemic1, and with supply-chain concerns and a renewed appreciation of eating at home, the trend doesn’t appear to be going away.

Side Delights Offers Shoppers Potato Recipes and Reasons to be Thankful This Holiday

November 12, 2021 Fresh Solutions Network

Side Delights® offers shoppers Thanksgiving recipes and reasons or reminders to give thanks this year. Thanksgiving is a crucial season for retailers, with the top 25 Thanksgiving-related grocery categories accounting for 81 percent of the $2.2 billion pre-Thanksgiving increase in grocery sales.1 

As Growing Potato Sales and Dining at Home Trend Continue Side Delights Provides the Products Shoppers Seek

September 23, 2021 Fresh Solutions Network

Side Delights® shared industry data showing that retail sales of fresh potatoes alone totaled $3.1 Billion for the past year (July 2020-June 2021). During this time frame, consumers bought 577 million more pounds of potatoes than before the pandemic (July 2018 – June 2019.) These figures confirm the continued demand for potatoes in the U.S., which holds their position as the leading vegetable and top side dish in the country.1

Side Delights Potatoes Provide Shoppers With Cooler Cooking Alternatives in Warm Weather

August 5, 2021 Fresh Solutions Network

“While warm weather brings barbecues and beach trips, consumers are looking for ways to avoid cooking in a hot kitchen,” noted Kathleen Triou, President and CEO of Fresh Solutions Network. “Side Delights® offers solutions with ‘cool-kitchen’ preparable products and refreshing recipes.” 

Side Delights A Cut Above Potatoes For the Above & Beyond Signature Potato Program

July 20, 2021 Fresh Solutions Network

Fresh Solutions Network, LLC will be featuring their A Cut Above® whole fresh and fresh-cut potato line at this week’s PMA Foodservice Expo in Monterey California. A Cut Above uses select White and Russet potato varieties, some with higher solid content and lower water, to yield consistently superior house-made potato chips and French fries.