RPE introduces Old Oak Farms brand - The Packer

RPE introduces Old Oak Farms brand

01/07/2013 11:31:00 AM
Andy Nelson

(UPDATED COVERAGE, Jan. 10) Wisconsin grower-shipper RPE Inc. has introduced a new brand for its potato and onion lines.

The Old Oak Farms brand will be the Bancroft, Wis.-based company’s core commodity brand and will be widely available on packaging this year, said Randy Shell, vice president of marketing and business development.

“In the past, potato packaging has consisted of a smattering of one brand for russet potatoes, another brand for Idaho potatoes, another for red potatoes and so forth,” Shell said. “Not only is the plethora of brands confusing to the consumer when she’s trying to determine the difference between “Brand A” russet potatoes and “Brand B” russet potatoes, but it doesn’t give a display a consistent look and feel.”

Russet, gold, red, jumbo russet, fingerling and Idaho russet potatoes and a full line of onions will be packed by RPE under the Old Oak Farms brand.

New packaging will be color-coded to distinguish size and varietal differences and also will include flavor and usage information.

The Old Oak Farms brand emphasizes the producers who grow RPE’s potatoes and onions, Shell said. Each bag will include a photo and quote from one of the key people involved in producing that specific variety.

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Shell Holston    
Waxhaw, NC  |  March, 08, 2013 at 06:39 PM

I just cut into a bag of Old Oak Farm red potatoes this evening for dinner and NONE of them were any good. They had rotted from the inside therefore when I cut them in half to roast them I had to throw the whole bag away. I got them at Aldi's in Lancaster, SC. Not sure I will buy any more. Very disappointed.

David Munsee    
Fredericksburg va  |  March, 17, 2013 at 08:05 PM

Never seen this brand before but they are the largest, nicest baking potatoes I have seen in a while.

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