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  • Record year for seed potato exports

    Seed potato exports are booming, with the latest figures indicating that 2014/15 has been a record breaking season for the industry. Already 81,968 tonnes of seed have been exported to non-EU countries – and with the season running from July to June there could be up to another 3,000 tonnes to add to that figure, based on previous years. The current figure is already up 4,000 tonnes on 2013/14’s...

    31 March 2015

  • Have your say on new employer-led “Trailblazer” apprenticeships

    Employers are being encouraged to have their say on the first draft apprenticeship standards for the arable and horticulture sectors to ensure they meet their future requirements.   The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), has joined forces with EDGE Apprenticeships, Lantra and the NFU to develop the draft standards, which are based around three core areas of skills, knowledge...

    26 March 2015

  • Consumer needs drive potato innovation strategy

    Head of AHDB Potatoes R&D, Dr Mike Storey discusses AHDB Potatoes new Research and Innovation Strategy which is focused on delivering the greatest benefits to levy payers over the next five years. “Looking to 2020, GB will continue to need to produce crops efficiently and economically,” says Mike. “But production must be driven by customer needs and innovation.” The newly launched strategy...

    23 March 2015

  • The Frozen Potato Market - Is Breakfast an Opportunity?

    It would appear that booming demand for out-of-home breakfasts throughout much of Europe represents an opportunity for suppliers of frozen potato products.

  • McCain Foods launches six new products

    McCain Foods is reinforcing its position as the UK’s leading frozen potato producer with the launch of six new products. Developed in line with the latest food trends to meet the needs of a wide range of consumers, the products help to make mid-week teas easier and tastier, and drive volume and value growth in the frozen sector.