2019 a Banner Year for Potato Sales – 2020 Very Concerning

April 7, 2020 Potatoes USA

Utilization of U.S. grown potatoes increased by 3.3% in volume in 2019 compared to 2018, an increase of 1,183 million pounds. This growth was driven by an 8.8% increase in exports, a 1.2% growth in foodservice sales, a 0.7% increase in retail sales, and a 3.4% decline in imports.

Retail Sales Of Potatoes Up in Q1 of MY20

November 8, 2019 Potatoes USA

Fresh potato sales increased in dollar sales by 2.0%. Volume sales for fresh potatoes were nearly flat but declined by 0.3% during the first quarter. Red potatoes were the main driver in the decline in fresh potato sales volume. Deli-prepared sides declined in both dollar sales by 1.0% and volume sales by 1.9%.

Dollars Up While Volume Varies During Holiday Season

January 23, 2019 Potatoes USA

The value of total store potato sales increased by 1.5% during the second quarter of the marketing year compared to previous marketing year. Quarter two ran from October through December 2018 and included all holiday sales prior to the new year. Volume declined by -1.8% across all categories.