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3 April 2020

Retail demand has lessened slightly this week, with the requirement for free buy supplies minimal.

27 March 2020

Anecdotal reports suggest that retail demand has started to lessen this week following the nationwide “lockdown” since Monday night. This has been suggested to be due to a reduction in panic buying as supermarkets introduce limits on purchasing.

27 March 2020

Panic buying linked to the coronavirus has boosted retail demand for fresh potatoes and frozen products this week. Meanwhile, sales into foodservice have dried up as the public moves away from restaurants and public spaces.

13 March 2020

Demand across all sectors this week has been mixed. With the COVID-19 position developing at pace, market reactions are changing frequently.

6 March 2020

The potato trade this week continues to be reportedly quiet, with many repeat orders noted. Demand for top quality supplies also continues, though large supplies are difficult to source for the right price. Plenty of recently lifted supplies are seen on the market.

28 February 2020

Unfavourable weather conditions have added to the lacklustre demand for supplies this week.

6 March 2020

Reports of increased rots and breakdown in store suggest there is more movement out of store than some growers may have wished for at present, but this is generally not top quality material.

14 February 2020

Lacklustre trade across the sectors has continued this week, with mainly repeated orders and free-buy demand subdued.

8 February 2020

Plans to lift into store have been delayed this week by heavy rainfall across GB. In some regions this has temporarily tightened supplies, with growers unable to get the crop out of the ground.

8 February 2020

Domestic demand remained steady with packers and processors focussing on contracted material leaving minimal room for free-buy trade.

8 February 2020

Domestic demand has remained subdued for free-buy material with main crop contracts now beginning.

8 February 2020

Domestic demand for free-buy supplies remains limited, with most movement taking place under contract.