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January 31, 2024 | Articles

Grow Your Business at POTATO EXPO 2014

Whether you have attended POTATO EXPO over the past five years or you are thinking of attending the largest potato industry conference and tradeshow held in North America for the first time, this January’s event has something for everyone. John Keeling, Executive Director and CEO, National Potato Council reveals some interesting topics.

January 31, 2024 | Articles

APH launches Group Engineering

During the Agritechnica exhibition in Germany, the APH Group launched its newest department: APH Group Engineering. In this department, dedicated engineers are designing custom made lines for the handling, grading, weighing, packing, palletizing and storing.

January 31, 2024 | Articles

HZPC wins PotatoEurope Innovation Award

‘And the winner is: HZPC with the Potato Display Unit of the Future.’ With these words, Sharon Dijksma, State Secretary for Economic Affairs, announced the winner of the 2013 Innovation Award on the first day of PotatoEurope 2013. She pointed out the importance of good quality and the presentation of food products, which, in her…

January 31, 2024 | Articles

Harvesting tomatoes and potatoes from a TomTato plant

At £14.99 the British company Thompson & Morgan sells plants that grow both tomatoes and potatoes. British consumers who order this innovative plant, which has the illustrious name TomTato, can have it delivered by the end of May.

January 31, 2024 | Articles

Butter CMR notes and weighing tickets in just 15 minutes available

As from 1 January customers of the Butter Group have extremely fast insight into the unloading weight and other transport information. Within 15 minutes after unloading, the CMR notes and weighing tickets are digitally available in the Butter TPF Extranet. This applies to each ride with a Butter truck. It allows the Butter Group to…

January 31, 2024 | Articles

Gerard Backx of HZPC: ‘Food should not be used as a political weapon’

During the recently-held week-long potato show, HZPC CEO Gerard Backx sketched the current developments in the world of seed potatoes. He did this before a group of international guests from 29 different countries. In his talk, he dealt at great length with the problems in the Middle East and the republic of Syria in particular.…

January 31, 2024 | Articles

Roland Peerenboom, the new managing director of KWS Potato

From 1 March 2014, Roland Peerenboom will be the new managing director of KWS Potato BV in Nagele. Given his considerable international and management experience, KWS is confident that Peerenboom will be able to raise KWS Potato to a new level.

January 30, 2024 | Articles

Butter Group buys 65 low-energy trucks

The Butter Group recently bought 65 new, Mercedes, Scania and DAF trucks with clean, euro-6 engines. The first was put into use in mid January of this year. The transport company purposely chooses A-brand trucks in order to reduce breakdown time to a minimum.

January 30, 2024 | Articles

Interpom 2014: “Together for sustainable growth”

Sustainability, everyone talks about it, but not everyone knows exactly what it means. With the intent of creating more awareness throughout the entire potato sector, the Belgian international trade show Interpom – organised by Belgapom and held from 23 until 25 November 2014 – will have as its theme: “Together for sustainable growth”.

January 30, 2024 | Articles

Show what you can get

Washington (US) – Show what you can get. This is the message David Fairbourn preaches as communication manager at the United States Potato Board (USPB).

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