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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SIDE DELIGHTS® RELEASES INSTAGRAM SURVEY RESULTS ON CONSUMER MEAL PREFERENCES IN 2021

Side Delights releases survey results that reveal consumer preferences around family time and meal preparation while confirming, “everything is better with butter.” San Francisco, CA (January 18, 2021) – Side Delights shared the results from its New Year’s Instagram poll, not surprisingly leading with healthy lifestyle choices. While only 14% of voters were interested in a weight loss app, 86% were interested in trying meal programs like Whole30, which includes foods with a recognizable list of ingredients or no ingredients at all because they’re whole and unprocessed. In perfect timing, on January...
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SIDE DELIGHTS® LAUNCHES STORE LOCATOR FUNCTION

Side Delights enhances the ‘Grown Where it Matters’ program and website with a new tool to help shoppers find their favorite side dish San Francisco, CA (December 9, 2020) – Side Delights announced today the launch of their new store locator function on the Grown Where it Matters website. In addition to information on the Side Delights portfolio of potato products, the website directs consumers to healthy eating highlights, potato nutrition facts, sustainable farming, and a behind-the-scenes look at the individual farms of the Fresh Solutions Network. Now, shoppers can also see which...
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SIDE DELIGHTS® SHARES INSIGHTS FOR THANKSGIVING FROM SHOPPING TO SIDE DISHES

Consumers choose mashed potatoes as their favorite side dish and plan to spend more shopping this Thanksgiving than last year San Francisco, CA (November 17, 2020) – Side Delights shared their findings from studies published on 2020 Thanksgiving spending and favorite Thanksgiving meals and side dishes. The data showed that almost 75% of Americans plan to spend the same amount of money or more on Thanksgiving this year, with 80% shopping at stores instead of opting to purchase online1. What will they be spending the increase on? According to the  National Turkey...
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SIDE DELIGHTS® SHARES TIPS TO PREPARE AS CONSUMERS PLAN THEIR HOLIDAYS SOONER AND SMALLER

Side Delights shares ways to help consumers pre-plan their holiday meals with smaller groups in mind San Francisco, CA (September October 26, 2020) – Consumers are planning their holidays sooner and smaller this year1. A September 29 article Consumers Have Ramped Up Preparation For The Holidays Early in 2020 addresses consumers’ eagerness to plan for the holidays in advance this year. With concerns about possible supply issues and crowded stores, consumers are also shopping earlier, from gifts to groceries. Experts note that retailers are kicking off the holiday season earlier than ever this year...
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Side Delights® Offers Solutions to Consumers Choosing to Celebrate the Holidays at Home

Side Delights shares recipes for the upcoming holidays. San Francisco, CA (September 14, 2020) – As the ‘no travel’ trend continues into the holidays, Side Delights offers easy solutions for consumers choosing to stay home or close to home this holiday season. In a recent study, 58% of consumers are not planning to travel for the holiday season—up from 49% last year1. In August, data showed that winter holiday bookings were 65.4% behind where they were around a similar time period in 20192. “Usually about 25% of all fresh potatoes...
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SIDE DELIGHTS® POSITIONING FOR INCREASED COOKING AT HOME AND CHANGING CONSUMER WANTS

Side Delights support shoppers changing habits as trends show an increase in cooking at home, interest in immune-boosting foods, cooking tips, and value add. San Francisco, CA (August 17, 2020) – Side Delights® was an early adapter to the trends of “the cooks of this century” with cutting-edge blogger programs, organic options, convenience products, and packaging breakthroughs. Since the pandemic began, consumers leaned further into home cooking. This encouraged associated benefits, like eating healthier and saving money. “After sheltering in place, people realized how much money they saved by not...
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SIDE DELIGHTS® SHARES IMMUNE BOOSTING BENEFITS OF POTATOES AS HEALTH & SAFETY REMAINS CONSUMER PRIORITY

Side Delights potatoes offer shoppers immune system-boosting, plant-based options with added benefits of extended shelf-life and convenience  San Francisco, CA (July 15, 2020) – Maintaining a strong immune system and living a healthy lifestyle has been trending since before the shelter-in-place began.1 A March 10 Seattle Times article, Can you Boost your Immunity with Food?, suggests consumers choose immune-supporting nutrients such as Vitamin C and a plant-based diet.2  Potatoes are high in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and Folate3 and can help restore electrolyte balance because they have a high level of potassium in addition...
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