Sweet Potatoes

  SWEET POTATOES

The likelihood of a sweet potato purchase dropped three percentage points from last year, but it remains a popular item coming in at the No.15 most purchased vegetable.

 

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Nutritional value continues to fire sweet potato consumption

10/13/2014

Sweet potato marketers have noted the nutritional and value-added halos have built a large following, but they also say there’s plenty of room for further growth.

Retailers keep sweet potatoes moving

10/13/2014

Stewart Precythe, president and CEO of Faison, N.C.-based Southern Produce Distributors goes old-school when asked about the best way to keep sweet potatoes moving off the shelves in retail stores.

Marketers say multiple promotions speed up sweet potato sales

10/13/2014

Seasonal promotions propel sweet potato sales in retail stores, and multiple promotions are even better, marketers say.

Restaurants find more uses for sweet potatoes

10/13/2014

North Carolina sweet potato growers and shippers have staked a claim on restaurant menus. Now, they say, they’d like diners to have multiple sweet potato options.

Export markets continue growth pattern

10/13/2014

Sweet potato demand in established export markets, such as Europe and the United Kingdom, continues to grow, North Carolina grower-shippers say.

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Market Scope - Sweet potatoes — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 14

2014-10-12

EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — 2014 shipments (90-103*-97) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 40-pound cartons orange types U.S. No. 1 $18-22, U.S. No. 1 petite $14-15, U.S. No. 2 $10-13, no grade marks jumbo $13. *revised.

MISSISSIPPI — Shipments (12-19-22) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 40-pound cartons orange types U.S. No. 1 $20-22, U.S. No. 2 mostly $12, no grade marks jumbo $12-14. Mostly beauregard variety.

LOUISIANA — Shipments (6-13-13) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading moderate. Prices U.S. No. 1 slightly higher, others unchanged. 40-pound cartons orange types U.S. No. 1 $21-22.50, U.S. No. 2 mostly $12, no grade marks jumbo mostly $12. Mostly beauregard variety and a few evangeline.

ATWATER, LIVINGSTON DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (14-5-8) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices lower. 40-pound cartons orange types U.S. No. 1 $29-32, no grade marks medium $13-14, jumbo $16-18; red types U.S No. 1 $29-32, no grade marks medium mostly $14, jumbo $15-18; white types U.S. No. 1 $30-33, no grade marks medium mostly $13-14, jumbo mostly $14; Japanese types U.S. No. 1 $32-36, no grade marks medium $33-38, jumbo mostly $17-20. Organic 40-pound cartons orange types U.S. No. 1 $40-42; red types U.S. No. 1 $40-42; white types U.S. No. 1 mostly $42-44. Extra services included.

 


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