Potatoes and Onions Marketing business updates - The Packer

Potatoes and Onions Marketing business updates

11/24/2013 01:15:00 PM
Cynthia David

Savannah, Ga.-based Saven Corp., known for Oso Sweet onions, is getting into the potato business.

President Brian Kastick said Saven is now selling sweet potatoes out of Louisiana, Georgia and North Carolina and has had good supplies of russets out of Washington since Oct. 1 in cartons and consumer bags.

“It’s a new item for us, and we’ve had a good reception in the marketplace,” Kastick said. “We anticipate strong sales volume through the holidays.”

He said a lot of his bigger onion customers, who are also potato grower and shippers, asked if Saven would be interested in working with them.

“Since we had such a positive experience working together on sweets, it made sense for us to sell potatoes for them,” he said.


Sweet Onion Trading hires sales manager

Grant, Fla.-based Sweet Onion Trading has a new sales manager.

“Jim Potrikus joins us from a long career in retail sales and category management,” president Barry Rogers said.

“We feel his insight and many years of experience will be invaluable to buyers seeking to maximize sales.” 

Before joining Sweet Onion Trading, Potrikus, based in Hoover, Ala., was produce category manager for Belle Foods and produce director for Southern Family Markets, both in Birmingham, Ala.

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