CARISSA OLSEN PROMOTED TO PRESIDENT & CEO OF NOKOTA PACKERS, INC.

San Francisco, CA (February 4, 2020) – Fresh Solutions Network announced today that Carissa Olsen was appointed President & CEO of NoKota Packers, Inc., following the retirement of Steve Tweten in December 2019. NoKota Packers, Inc. is a third-generation packer and shipper of red potatoes in the Red River Valley of North Dakota, and an exclusive supplier of Side Delights® potatoes. Olsen assumed the role of COO in February of 2017 following six years as Director of Operations. She joined the company 15 years ago as an administrative assistant. During her...
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SIDE DELIGHTS® LAUNCHES THE “JOURNEY OF A POTATO” EDUCATIONAL VIDEO AT SOUTHERN EXPOSURE 2020: PRODUCE ON PARADE! FEBRUARY 27-29

Side Delights® educates consumers about locally grown potatoes with the next video in “Grown Where it Matters” campaign. San Francisco, CA (January 8, 2020) – Side Delights® announced today it will launch the “Journey of a Potato” video in Tampa February 27-29, during Southern Exposure 2020: Produce on Parade!. Under the “Grown Where it Matters” campaign, this video is an educational piece for both consumers as well as potato buyers/merchandisers. The video follows a potatoes life cycle from seed to store, and answers questions it’s viewers probably don’t know such as “When...
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SIDE DELIGHTS® ANNOUNCES THE RETIREMENT OF INDUSTRY VETERAN STEVE TWETEN, PRESIDENT, CEO & PARTNER, NOKOTA PACKERS, INC.

San Francisco, CA  (December 18, 2019) – Fresh Solutions Network announced today that Steve Tweten, president, CEO, and partner of NoKota Packers, Inc., will retire on December 27, 2019, after 40 years with the company. An exclusive supplier of Side Delights® potatoes, NoKota Packers, Inc. (NPI) is a second-generation packer and shipper of red potatoes in the Red River Valley of North Dakota. Steve grew up farming potatoes on his father’s potato farm, Malcolm Tweten Farms, and learned first-hand how to be a potato farmer. He deepened his knowledge by attending...
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SIDE DELIGHTS® OFFERS SHOPPERS POTATO AND WINE PAIRINGS FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON

As plant-based meals sales increase, Side Delights® offers shoppers festive solutions San Francisco, CA (November 14, 2019) – Plant-based meals sales grew by 28 percent and were worth 210 million dollars in 2018, signaling a trend that isn’t slowing down in 20191. Shoppers who are embracing plant-based or plant-heavy diets face challenges during the holiday season were turkey, ham, and beef reign. Side Delights® has curated a few wine and potato pairings to offer delicious alternatives to traditional holiday dining. Popular Champagne site The Fat Cork, recommends homemade oven fries or thick-cut potato...
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SIDE DELIGHTS® LAUNCHES “GROWN WHERE IT MATTERS” MULTIMEDIA CAMPAIGN AT PMA FRESH SUMMIT

Side Delights® educates consumers about locally grown potatoes with immersive virtual reality videos and engaging podcast series. San Francisco, CA (October 1, 2019) – Side Delights® announced today a cutting-edge virtual reality (VR) video and podcast-based program that invites consumers to step into our potato fields and experience for themselves why our potatoes are “Grown Where it Matters”.  Visitors to Fresh Solutions Network booth #3940 at PMA Fresh Summit in Anaheim, CA will enjoy a sneak preview of the VR videos with 3D goggles that immerse viewers in the unique...
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SIDE DELIGHTS® “ADOPT A POTATO FARMER” RESPONDS TO SHOPPERS SEEKING LOCALLY GROWN PRODUCE

Side Delights® partners with local food bloggers to tell the story about their potato farm and share favorite potato recipes San Francisco, CA (September 16, 2019) – Side Delights® announced today the “Adopt a Potato Farmer” program to generate grassroots awareness with food bloggers and their audiences to the importance of the locality of each partner in Fresh Solutions Network.  The program paired regional food bloggers with Network farmers to share their stories about growing Side Delights®potatoes.  In turn, the blogger shared their stories and farm favorite recipes with their...
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SIDE DELIGHTS® OFFERS SOLUTIONS FOR FIVE 2019 TOP FOOD TRENDS

Side Delights® provides shoppers with the potato products they love, while supporting the trends they are creating San Francisco, CA (August 28, 2019) – Side Delights® fresh potato products respond to the 2019 top trends of convenience, organic, plant-based, regional flavors, and foods for sensitive stomachs in their portfolio of products.  These trends are driving retail grocers into competition with the foodservice sector as well as with each other. Grocery stores benefit by providing shoppers with creative assortment options addressing the leading food trends. Let’s see how this plays out:...
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SIDE DELIGHTS® SUPPORTS MEDITERRANEAN-STYLE EATING PLANS FOR TREATING ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION WITH POTATOES

Side Delights® offers consumers a way to stay healthy and happy with a variety of potato products for side-dishes and beyond San Francisco, CA  (July 18, 2019) – Side Delights® shared trending findings on how potatoes and other vegetables may actually help make people happy.  The link to diet and depression has become an increasingly hot topic following the American Psychiatric Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, where medical experts presented research showing that the Mediterranean-style diet, associated with a reduced risk of cancer and longevity, may also help...
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SIDE DELIGHTS® GUARANTEES BEST-IN-CLASS SHOPPER-FOCUSSED SUSTAINABILITY AND SAFETY STANDARDS

Side Delights® responds to shoppers increasing demand for sustainability practices while continuing to ensure food safety San Francisco, CA (June 4, 2019) – Side Delights® announced today it heightened commitment to sustainability while continuing to focus on implementing the highest food-safety practices available. Recent Nielsen research confirms that shoppers base their purchase decisions in part on the sustainability practices of products and the companies that produce them.  The study shows that sustainable efforts are crucial to Millennial shoppers.1 68% of consumers feel strongly that companies should help improve the environment...
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SIDE DELIGHTS® FORMS PARTNERSHIP WITH MUSHROOM GROWERS TO CREATE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN-STORE PROMOTION

Side Delights® launches “A Week’s Worth of Yum!” program San Francisco, CA (May 14, 2019) – Side Delights® potato farmers have teamed up with mushroom growers to create an in-store promotion with seven original recipes for “A Week’s Worth of Yum.”  The program includes a point-of-sale merchandiser with a tear-off recipe card featuring a recipe and a URL to download the Week’s Worth of Yum e-book. Potatoes and mushrooms work naturally together to create a nutritious twist, added texture and a depth of flavor to consumer favorites like macaroni and...
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