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Potato packer adding organic potatoes


August 18, 2008
By Marg Land


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Potato packer adding organic potatoes

MacKay and Hughes recently announced that it has expanded its Toronto
packing facility, adding a dedicated line for organic potatoes.

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August 18, 2008, Toronto, Ont. – MacKay and Hughes recently announced that it has expanded its Toronto packing facility, adding a dedicated line for organic potatoes.

potatoesTom Hughes, president of MacKay and Hughes, says  the company will continue to focus on product differentiation, packing specialty potatoes, like fingerlings, baby potatoes, exclusive varieties, and organic potatoes.

“We have been experiencing continuous growth in our specialty potato programs,” he said. “The consumer response continues to be remarkable. We are surprised how passionate people are about some of the new products. They send their responses in by email, from our website, telling us how much they love the potatoes, how they tell their friends and family about their new discovery, and they often tell how they prepare them. Their only complaint is that they can't always find them, so that's our goal, to help them find them all year long, in every store.”

MacKay and Hughes is one of North America’s leading potato distributors, with strategic alliances with growers throughout North America, and joint ventures with Potandon LLC of Idaho Falls, in several states.


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