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Foodservice Demand Growing for Potatoes

WISCONSIN (July 16, 2012 - The Packer)A sluggish economy hasn’t dented foodservice demand for potatoes.

“The baked potato isn’t going anywhere,” said Mike Carter, chief executive officer of Bushman’s Inc., Roshold, Wis. “Foodservice business has been pretty consistent. There’s still good movement of the potatoes we sell specifically for making mashed potatoes, too.”

Randy Shell, vice president of marketing and new business development for Bancroft, Wis.-based RPE Inc., said foodservice demand actually is on an upswing.

Read more on The Packer website: http://www.thepacker.com/fruit-vegetable-news/foodservice/Demand-growing-for-potatoes-in-foodservice-specialties-catching--162589906.html

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