How retailers can increase potato sales

Like other crops, potatoes have issues: growing, harvesting, packing, distributing, selling and spoilage issues. The stars of the potato-selling field — and there are more than a few of them — often find unique solutions to difficulties they encounter or anticipate. The solutions are as diverse as the problems. Black Gold Farms grows red spuds in six states, which ensures a year-round supply for customers and sees some company-owned fields enjoying good growing conditions while others aren’t. (In addition to their home state of North Dakota, they grow in Michigan, Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina and Maryland.) Like a number of other companies, Black Gold also recently introduced a new packaging concept – a 3-pound boil-in-the-bag item — that makes potato-preparation about as easy as it could be. More