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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
Thanks to its unique flavour and perceived health benefits, sweet potato is proving to be the summer side, especially fries. Whether served alone as a tasty bar snack, alongside burgers, grilled halloumi or even as a dessert with a salted caramel dip – trust us it works – our Aviko Sweet Potato Fries are a versatile addition for menus.Read more
In mid-July we move to the new crop, good news given that in last April’s newsletter we reported a limited supply of old crop potatoes. This shortage resulted in higher prices; despite there being limited trading of potatoes over the last weeks, the daily price has risen significantly from € 210 per ton in the third week of March, to €255 per ton in the first week of June.Read more
Demand for sweet potato out-of-home has exploded over recent years, becoming the side of choice for many consumers thanks to its unique flavour and perceived health benefits. We expect this to continue into 2017 and beyond, and the fact that sweet potato is considered a more premium product means operators are able to encourage customers to trade up and spend that little bit more.Read more
Thanks to advances in technology, we’ll experience social changes throughout our lifetimes – and even in the near future. We’re already seeing how developments in areas such as computing and artificial intelligence have the ability to reshape entire industries – alongside our daily lives – and this is also upending the way we think about food, including where and when we consume it. Technological advances are helping us overcome challenges such as the rise in obesity and levels of food waste, but greater human endeavours are needed to help solve some of these huge global issues.Read more
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