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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Packer Stories

Green bean volumes down 50% for Thanksgiving

10/23/2014

Grower-shippers expect ample high-quality supplies of most Thanksgiving produce staples this year, with green beans the notable exception.

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.

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Market Scope - Sweet potatoes — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 27

2014-10-26

EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (102-103*-81) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 40-pound cartons orange types U.S. No. 1 $18-20, U.S. No. 1 petite $13-16, U.S. No. 2 $9-11, no grade marks jumbo $11-13. *revised

MISSISSIPPI — Shipments (22-25-21) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices jumbo lower, U.S. No. 2 slightly higher, other unchanged. 40-pound cartons orange types U.S. No. 1 $20-22, U.S. No. 2 mostly $12-12.50, no grade marks jumbo mostly $12-12.50. Mostly beauregard variety.

LOUISIANA — Shipments (13-14-16) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices U.S. No. 1 lower, others unchanged. 40-pound cartons orange types U.S. No. 1 $20-22, U.S. No. 2 mostly $12, no grade marks jumbo mostly $12. Mostly beauregard variety and a few evangeline. *revised

ATWATER, LIVINGSTON DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (8-8-12) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices lower. 40-pound cartons orange types U.S. No. 1 $29-30, no grade marks medium $12-14, jumbo $15-18; red types U.S. No. 1 $29-30, no grade marks medium $12-14, jumbo $14-16; white types U.S. No. 1 $30-32, no grade marks medium $12-14, jumbo mostly $14; Japanese types U.S. No. 1 mostly $32-34, no grade marks medium mostly $34, jumbo mostly $20. Organic 40-pound cartons orange types U.S. No. 1 $36-40; red types U.S. No. 1 $36-40; white types U.S. No. 1 mostly $36-38. Extra services included.

 


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