Contents tagged with Potato Weekly

2 July 2021

Trade across the week has been described as subdued, as outlets de-stock old-crop material in anticipation for new-crop potatoes.

25 June 2021

Trade across all sectors is somewhat subdued this week as the 2020 season draws closer to the end.

18 June 2021

The consensus this week is that trade has been quiet across the board, with consumers potentially opting for BBQs at mealtimes to enjoy recent nice weather.

11 June 2021

Demand has fallen back this week, following last week’s busy half term and bank holiday.

4 June 2021

Agria reach £400/t for some growers but chipping trade to inland shops is much slower, capping prices somewhat.

28 May 2021

Some potato markets have been a little busier ahead of the bank holiday weekend. Coastal regions in particular have enjoyed an uptick in trade as the hospitality trade gears up for a long weekend. Forecast sunny and warm weather, following a cold wet period, could drive further domestic tourist movement.

21 May 2021

This week, free-buy trade has been reportedly mixed. Though for most, the consensus remains that free-buy demand has been lacklustre.

14 May 2021

Trade has been somewhat mixed, with Maris Piper continuing to be the most desired variety for packing and processing markets.

7 May 2021

Mixed responses for demand this week, with some reporting good free-buy movement. However, others reporting that demand has run out of steam a little since the opening of hospitality in April.

30 April 2021

Agria continue to take the lead in the bags market at an average price of £235/t.

23 April 2021

Mixed demand this week. The free-buy packing sector is reportedly quiet, while the bag trade has continued demand as businesses benefit from the lifting of lockdown restrictions.

16 April 2021

• Demand this week has been different across the sectors, dependant on the end-market and location. The easing of lockdown restrictions has increased demand for certain hospitality locations e.g pubs and local restaurants.