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US retail records growth for potatoes in August

USA total potato retail performance recorded growth in August 2017, according to Total Store Monthly Potato Report August 2017, by Potatoes USA. The dollars growth in the category Fresh Potatoes was mainly driven by “other” (+41.3%), “yellow” (+11.0%) and “red” (+4.1%) potatoes. The yellow potatoes drove the majority of the volume growth, comparing to the same period a year ago. Frozen potatoes growth was majorly driven by Tarter Tots, in both dollars and volume sales. The increased sales in Deli Potatoes is mainly from Potato Salad which holds the highest share. More