Potato Sales at Retail Remain Strong

October 2, 2020 Potatoes USA

Since public health restrictions for COVID-19 were put in place, potato sales at retail have been well above historical levels. This has continued throughout the summer, even as some of these restrictions have been relaxed. For the period from March 16 – September 6, 2020, sales of potatoes have been up every week, and the total value and volume are up 22% over the same period in 2019.

Potato Sales at Retail See 32% Increase in Volume Since March 16

July 22, 2020 Potatoes USA

All potato categories across the retail store, except deli-prepared sides, increased in dollar and volume sales.

Potato Sales at Retail See a 9% Increase in Volume Since July 2019

June 9, 2020 Potatoes USA

Retail potato sales soar, increasing 10.4% in dollar sales and 9.3% in volume sales between July 1, 2019 and May 19, 2020, according to IRI. All potato categories across the retail store, except deli-prepared sides, increased in dollar and volume sales.

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%.