A CUT ABOVE® POTATOES AS A CANVAS FOR A CRAVEABLE POTATO PROGRAM

Basin Gold and Sun-Glo elevate America’s #1 side dish at Foodservice EXPO. Newport Beach, CA (July 25, 2022): ­ Basin Gold Cooperative, Pasco, WA, and Sun-Glo of Idaho, Sugar City, ID will represent Fresh Solutions Network, LLC at this week’s IFPA Foodservice Expo in Monterey.  They will be featuring A Cut Above® fresh potatoes, select Idaho Russets, and a full range of onions (red, yellow, and white).  A Cut Above potatoes use select White and Russet potato varieties to yield consistently superior house-made baked, mashed, potato chips and French fries. A Cut...
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SIDE DELIGHTS® OFFERS SOLUTIONS IN CHANGING ECONOMIC CLIMATE, SUPPLY CHAIN SHORTAGES, AND CONSUMER SHOPPING SHIFT

With supply chain issues and rising food prices, Side Delights® offers versatile, nutritious plant-based products at a value. Newport Beach, CA (June 27, 2022) – Side Delights® shares data that suggests grocery stores should source what shoppers seek from companies they can count on. Data shows that global economic and supply chain concerns are causing consumers to shift from restaurants to retailers in search of foods to prepare at home that provides value and nutritional benefits. With fears of a possible recession looming and inflation driving up prices, multiple factors are...
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Side Delights Showcasing Organic Potatoes & Onions at the Organic Produce Summit

Celebrating the continued growth of organic fresh potatoes & onions, Fresh Solutions Network will exhibit in booth #215 July 13 & 14 in Monterey, California Newport Beach, CA (June 21, 2022) – Fresh Solutions Network® (FSN) announces its in-person exhibit for Side DelightsÒ Organic potatoes and onions at the Organic Produce Summit trade show, July 13 and July 14, 2022, in Monterey, Calif. The Network will be represented by Basin Gold Cooperative of Pasco, WA, and Sterman Masser Farms of Sacramento, PA.  The Organic Produce Summit celebrates the organic produce...
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AS GRILLING CULTURE AND OCCASIONS CHANGE SIDE DELIGHTS® OFFERS SOLUTIONS FOR SHOPPERS

With the grilling season expanding, Side Delights® suggests options for new barbecue traditions and occasions. Newport Beach, CA (May 23, 2022) – Side Delights® suggests that retailers stock up on potatoes as the grilling season, occasion and culture evolve, calling for healthy, year-round options beyond the traditional barbecue. Grilling season has officially begun.  The State of the Barbecue Industry study confirms that holidays are big for barbecue, with 68% of grill owners planning to grill on the Fourth of July, followed by Memorial Day and Labor Day (56% each), and Father’s Day (42%). While...
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SIDE DELIGHTS® POTATOES SUPPORT NEW CONSUMER FITNESS TRENDS AND THE CHANGING PERCEPTION OF CARBOHYDRATES

As post-pandemic consumers increase their focus on physical and mental health, Side Delights® shares industry data on potato’s immune-building nutrients and healthy carbohydrates. Newport Beach, CA (April 25, 2022) – Side Delights® shared new insight on changing post-pandemic fitness trends and clarification on carbohydrates, suggesting Side Delights® potatoes are perfectly positioned to fit consumers’ new needs. For decades, diet trends have driven consumers to seek food choices typically low in fat, sugar, calories, or carbohydrates. The pandemic created a heightened awareness of the importance of immune defense, expanding the focus of...
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AS SHOPPERS SHIFT POTATO SPENDING, SIDE DELIGHTS® SUGGESTS NEW POTATO TRADITIONS

Side Delights® shares shopper data and Cinco de Mayo recipes as consumers continue to cook and celebrate at home Newport Beach, CA (April 18, 2022) – Side Delights® announced shifts in spending and occasion for potato purchases as shoppers continue to cook and celebrate at home. While restaurants and travel are making a return, eating out has become more expensive, and consumers have adapted to the ‘pantry-to-plate’ trend created during the pandemic, spending more on produce – including potatoes. Recent data shows that consumers prepare an estimated 82% of meals in...
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AS SHOPPERS BECOME MORE HEALTH CONSCIOUS, SIDE DELIGHTS® RESPONDS WITH DATA SUPPORTING NUTRITION-PACKED POTATOES AS A SOLUTION

Side Delights shares study results on why potatoes’ benefits range from a healthy gut to a healthy mind. Newport Beach, CA (March 14, 2022) – As new research confirms that COVID-19 has made people more health-conscious, the potato is trending again with shoppers, scientists, and the media. Recent stories in major media outlets such as TODAY and PARADE remind consumers that potatoes “loaded with nutrients like vitamin C, potassium and B6 and fiber” are “uber-healthy.” Part of the renewed popularity of potatoes may be an increasing focus on health and fresh food. According to World Economic...
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AS SHOPPERS PLAN EASTER AND MOTHER’S DAY MENUS, SIDE DELIGHTS® SUGGESTS SECONDARY DISPLAYS TO PROMOTE POTATO PAIRINGS

Side Delights shares data that shows secondary displays can increase potato sales with pairing suggestions in advance of Easter and Mother’s Day shopping Newport Beach, CA (February 15, 2022) – In advance of Easter and Mother’s Day, Side Delights® is providing potato pairings and secondary display suggestions to help increase spring holiday grocery sales. In 2020 and 2021, National Retail Federation studies showed that consumers spent record numbers on food shopping in preparation for the Easter holiday exceeding $6.48 Billion and 6.32 Billion, respectively1. The same organization stated that despite the...
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AS SHOPPERS CONTINUE TO COOK AT HOME AND INCREASE SPENDING, SIDE DELIGHTS® POTATO PRODUCTS DELIVER ON THE 2022 TRENDS

Side Delights convenience products, and potato kits are perfectly positioned for increased spending and demand in easy, plant-based foods. Newport Beach, CA (January 12, 2022) – Side Delights® kicks off the New Year with the plant-based products that shoppers seek to save time and money while reducing food waste. While cooking at home is here to stay, consumers are looking for easy to prepare foods. Recent data shows that 44 percent of consumers cooked more often in 2021 than pre-pandemic1, and with supply-chain concerns and a renewed appreciation of eating at...
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SIDE DELIGHTS® OFFERS SHOPPERS POTATO RECIPES AND REASONS TO BE THANKFUL THIS HOLIDAY

To commemorate 400 years of tradition, Side Delights suggests alternative recipes for America’s favorite Thanksgiving side dish Newport Beach, CA (November 10, 2021) – Side Delights® offers shoppers Thanksgiving recipes and reasons or reminders to give thanks this year. Thanksgiving is a crucial season for retailers, with the top 25 Thanksgiving-related grocery categories accounting for 81 percent of the $2.2 billion pre-Thanksgiving increase in grocery sales.1 With origins dating back 400 years to 1621, the national holiday of Thanksgiving began in 1863 when President Lincoln proclaimed “a day of Thanksgiving and...
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