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Specialty potatoes show growth despite recession


November 16, 2010
By The Packer

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fingerlingpotatoesNovember 9, 2010 – Niche
items, especially those that are premium-priced, don’t always fare well in a
recession. Specialty potatoes, however, haven’t been adversely affected by the
economic downturn.

November 9, 2010 – Niche
items, especially those that are premium-priced, don’t always fare well in a
recession. Specialty potatoes, however, haven’t been adversely affected by the
economic downturn.

 

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“One of the things that I
thought would be affected by the economy was the growth of the varieties —
reds, yellows and fingerlings,” said Don Odiorne, vice president of foodservice
for the Idaho Potato Commission. “But if anything they’ve held strong. I think
they’re expanding.”

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