Every entry in the upcoming contest, February through the end of March, is entered to win a week-long Italian vacation, with the total payout in prizes at more than $150,000.
The contest cross-merchandises Idaho potatoes, Hormel Bacon Toppings and Fresh Gourmet products. Point-of-sale materials are available from the commission. In the commission’s announcement on the annual contest, the group reminds produce managers that creativity is the key to a successful display.
“Seriously, the size of your display doesn’t matter,” according to the commission. “Not all stores have room for a big display. Based on your creativity, you can still win! Smaller displays have the same chance of winning as larger displays.”
Retailers compete in three categories: 1 to 5 registers, 6 to 9 registers and more than 10 registers. Each category has five places, with prizes ranging from $1,500 to $250.
Contest details are available on the Idaho Potato Commission website.
In the meantime, check out past winners for ideas.
All entries receive a free Gourmia brand ExpressPot.