In last newsletter I advised that the EU-5 2018 acreage was expected to shrink by around 2% - 3%, in response to the extreme high potato production in 2017 and resulting low daily prices. The 3% shrink would give an acreage of 565.975 ha. and an EU-5 production of 26,7 mio tons, based on an average yield of 47,2 tons/ha.Read more
With the recent announcements of high profile restaurant closures, it is clear to see the Casual Dining market is going through a time of change and is evolving to become truly customer-orientated. We are seeing that operators who focus their efforts on service and creating extraordinary experiences are proving successful in this period of uncertainty.Read more
Following a search for the nation’s best breakfast dish, Aviko has crowned Bar Dos Hermanos as the winner of the Great British Breakfast competition.Read more
To assist operators in providing high quality home deliveries, Aviko has launched the new Premium Crunch Fast Food Fries which stay piping hot and crunchier for longer.Read more
In the last edition of the newsletter, the EU-5 production of ware potatoes (for fresh consumption and processing) for crop year 2017 was estimated at 27 till 28 mio tons. On the 3rd November the NEPG, The North-Western European Potato Growers published their adjusted figure of 28,9 mio tons.Read more
We are delighted to announce we have launched our new Crunch Fries which are perfect for home deliveries. With a higher dry matter to keep the fries crunchier for longer, the new premium Crunch Fries can help you grow your profits and deliver a great taste which everyone can enjoy as they are both gluten free and suitable for vegetarians.Read more
Our latest insight shows 66% of UK consumers do not think there are enough sweet potato options on menus*. With such strong consumer demand, this poses an opportunity for operators to increase their sweet potato offerings with exciting options that consumers will be willing to pay more for.Read more
Our competition is now closed! Keep an eye on our website for more competitions in the future.Read more
By the time you have finished reading this, we will have moved over to a new harvest main crop which brings its own challenges, not least because of the variable quality of raw material we are witnessing from the farms. However, from a consumer point of view, it is good news that potato prices have fallen over the last two months. If we look back to April 2017, the day and 6 month potato future prices were certainly a lot higher than where we find them today. As I write this newsletter, the raw material prices across Europe are falling below €100/ton.Read more
In our last newsletter from June we described the situation of crop year 2016 and our expectations for the market until the end of the old season. We faced high daily market potato prices and there was a fear for running out of potatoes before the new crop would become available.Read more
"Aviko's SuperCrunch fries retain their quality better than any other fries we've looked at. Not only that, but we've been extremely happy with the length, quality, flavour and appearance that we see day in and day out; again, easily surpassing every other fry that we've tried."
Founder Thunderbird Fried Chicken
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