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  • This year’s market intelligence information now available

    The updated 'GB Potatoes: Market Intelligence 2011/12 publication' will be launched at BP2011. Information detailed in the booklet will include the latest industry trends and details on this year’s growing season. A new resource available on the Potato Council website is the data centre at, featuring information gathered from 350 growers, 500...

    15 November 2011

  • BP2011 – Something for everyone, including BASIS points

    Follow the Potato Council knowledge trail at BP2011 for up to 18 BASIS points! There are lots more reasons to register now for your free entry to the event. Scottish potato seed grower Alistair Melrose calls BP2011 ‘unmissable’ The Angus-based company director of A J Allan Seed Potatoes views the event as a unique opportunity to meet with customers and agronomists.  The event is...

    15 November 2011

  • Growers to have their say on seed potatoes

    Complete the Seed Satisfaction Survey this autumn and help your business and industry face the future with confidence, urges Potato Council head of seed and export Mark Prentice.  Everyone who buys seed, whether they are seed or ware growers, should complete the Potato Council-commissioned survey, as the industry needs to know whether growers are able to source easily the seed they...

    19 October 2011

  • Potato Council seed satisfaction survey is now available online!

     Potato Council is running the first electronic version of the seed satisfaction survey during November.  “This survey will offer all potato growers the opportunity to have their say on seed quality and supply,” says Potato Council head of seed and export Mark Prentice.  “I strongly urge growers to complete the online seed satisfaction survey now.”  Aimed at everyone...

    1 November 2011

  • Innovation critical in processed potato sector, claims industry CEO

     Pushing the boundaries is critical to success, according to McCain Foods regional CEO Nick Vermont. Speaking at the East Midlands Potato Day held at QV Foods, Holbeach Hurn, Lincolnshire, (July 5) he spoke of McCain Foods’ objective of innovation to make it easy for everyone to enjoy good food. Foods need to give consumers the ‘feel-good’ factor and be quick and easy to prepare,...

    19 September 2011