SIDE DELIGHTS® OFFERS ALL-DAY SOLUTIONS TO SHOPPERS AS PRIORITY ON GROCERIES, AND HEALTHY HOME COOKING IS HERE TO STAY

Consumers have returned to basic priorities, with 94% making groceries the same or higher priority since COVID, looking for healthy, sustainable home-cooked meals. Newport Beach, CA (October 13, 2021) – Side Delights® announces solutions for shoppers in response to post-pandemic spending and shopping trends. In 2020, shelter-in-place mandates and consumer concerns about health created a surge in grocery shopping and pantry stocking. As 2021 comes to an end with restrictions eased and restaurants reopened, a study on how spending priorities have changed since COVID-19 shows that grocery shopping remains a top...
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AS GROWING POTATO SALES AND DINING AT HOME TREND CONTINUE SIDE DELIGHTS® PROVIDES THE PRODUCTS SHOPPERS SEEK

As potato sales continue to rise and consumers choose to dine at home, Side Delights provides consumers with a fresh selection of the potato products they are seeking Newport Beach, CA (Sept 22, 2021) – Side Delights® shared industry data showing that retail sales of fresh potatoes alone totaled $3.1 Billion for the past year (July 2020-June 2021). During this time frame, consumers bought 577 million more pounds of potatoes than before the pandemic (July 2018 – June 2019.) These figures confirm the continued demand for potatoes in the U.S., which...
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SIDE DELIGHTS® POTATOES PROVIDE SHOPPERS WITH COOLER COOKING ALTERNATIVES IN WARM WEATHER

Side Delights potatoes and recipes help consumers create meals while keeping the kitchen cool. Newport Beach, CA (August 7th, 2021) – Side Delights® is offering summer solutions for shoppers to help keep kitchens cool and recipes fresh. Since the summer season began, recent headlines have focused on the record-breaking heat. On August 1st, the Weather Service predicted that most of the US would likely continue to see above-average temperatures for the rest of the summer1. “While warm weather brings barbecues and beach trips, consumers are looking for ways to avoid cooking in a...
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SIDE DELIGHTS® A CUT ABOVE® POTATOES FOR THE ABOVE & BEYOND SIGNATURE POTATO PROGRAM

A Cut Above® potatoes elevate America’s #1 side dish at Foodservice Newport Beach, CA (July 19, 2021) ­ Fresh Solutions Network, LLC will be featuring their A Cut Above® whole fresh and fresh-cut potato line at this week’s PMA Foodservice Expo in Monterey California.  A Cut Above uses select White and Russet potato varieties, some with higher solid content and lower water, to yield consistently superior house-made potato chips and French fries. A Cut Above potatoes are premium-quality whole White and Russet potatoes packed in 50 lbs. bags and cartons.  A Cut Above is also...
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AS SHOPPERS SEEK RESTAURANT EXPERIENCES, SIDE DELIGHTS® OFFERS SOLUTIONS WITH GOURMET PETITES POTATOES

Side Delights recipes help consumers create restaurant-worthy meals without the cost. Newport Beach, CA (July 7, 2021) – Side Delights offers solutions for shoppers who want to continue eating at home with an elevated dining experience – two trends converging this summer. While consumers are slowly returning to restaurants, many discovered the benefits of cooking and dining at home during the pandemic. A recent shopper survey, COVID Dining Journey: Eating at Home and Away From Home, showed that 92% of families plan to continue eating together at home at least or more...
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SIDE DELIGHTS® POTATOES POISED FOR THE RETURN OF THE PARTY

Side Delights provides party planners with elevated menu solutions for celebrations San Francisco, CA (June 22, 2021) – Side Delights is providing menu tips for event planners as party planning begins and consumers celebrate the return of the roaring twenties1. According to a June article in the New York Times, “birthdays and barbecues” are back2, and in cities like Chicago, block parties will be permitted beginning on July 5.3 In addition to large outdoor gatherings, the Wall Street Journal declares the “dinner party drought” is over.4 With summer here and more...
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SHOPPERS DEMAND TO SUPPORT LOCAL FARMERS INCREASE; SIDE DELIGHTS® FAMILY-OWNED FARMERS SHARE INSIGHTS

Side Delights shares farming insights from their Network of family-owned farms and why shoppers prefer locally grown, family-farmed food  San Francisco, CA (May 17, 2021) – Side Delights shares farming insights from their network of potato farmers and studies that show locally grown and family farmed food matters more to consumers than it ever has. According to a national consumer study, demand for locally grown food continues to rise, with consumers – especially millennials – looking to support local farmers. The survey also indicates that the pandemic has created interest from...
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AS MORE SHOPPERS CONTINUE TO COOK AT HOME, SIDE DELIGHTS® OFFERS A VARIETY OF HEALTHY ECONOMICAL POTATO PRODUCTS

Side Delights shares data on home-cooking habits as shoppers start celebrating and cooking with family.  San Francisco, CA (April 27, 2021) – While restaurants across the US continue to open, more Americans are still cooking at home more now than they did before the pandemic began. Consumers reported cooking slightly less than half of their meals at home before the onset of COVID-19. Not surprisingly, this increased to 66% in April 20201 – which Cooking Light magazine referred to as “The year everyone learned to cook at home.” Consumers spent more money on...
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SIDE DELIGHTS® CELEBRATES THE NEXT GENERATION OF FARMERS

Side Delights farmers introduce the next generation to the potato business supporting trends to support family farms and “Grown Where it Matters.” San Francisco, CA (March 17, 2021) – The Side Delights Network of family-owned farms is vigilantly integrating the next generation into the potato business. 2021 trends show that “The locally grown produce movement starts to come of age,” as stated in the article on Top Seven Trends for Fresh Produce in 2021. Also in the forefront are family farms which, according to the USDA, “are vital to our economy and well-being as...
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SIDE DELIGHTS® SHARES TREND DATA ON CHANGING CONSUMER EATING AND SHOPPING HABITS

Side Delights potatoes align with key consumer trends, including a growing increase in the importance of immunity, healthy eating, and where food is grown. San Francisco, CA (February 16, 2021) – Side Delights revealed recently released trend data on the growing focus on the health benefits of foods and the impact it has on consumer behavior. Since the inception of the pandemic, healthy eating and immunity has continued to gain importance with consumers, and it shows in their shopping habits. The International Food Information Council issued a report, “COVID-19 Pandemic Transforms...
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