Contents tagged with Potato Weekly

9 April 2021

Bagged chipping Markies and Agria have continued on the upward trend this week reaching as high as £200/t and £250/t respectively.

9 April 2021

An Easter boost has been felt by some this week, particularly in the bags sector. However, for many, trade remains slow.

26 March 2021

Agria prices have seen support this week as they become the sort after variety in the bags sector. Maris Piper continues to be the dominator in the packing and processing demand picture.

19 March 2021

• Potato markets have been generally quiet, with demand awaiting a further easing of lockdown measures on 29 March. Following this date, the partial re-opening of hospitality venues will look to further create demand opportunity.

12 March 2021

With the economy unlocking and weather improving, there is an element of optimism.

5 March 2021

Demand is still lacklustre, but with the easing of lockdown restrictions in the coming months, there is some optimism that trade should start to pick up again.

26 February 2021

The Government roadmap announcement has put key dates in the calendar for potato markets. The first easing of measures is for schools in England to open on the 8th March. There is hope this will help to alleviate some of the pressure on markets at the moment.

19 February 2021

Demand across the week is described as lacklustre, with the majority of movement on contract.

12 February 2021

Free-buy trade has been reportedly slow this week, as snow keeps consumers at home.

5 February 2021

Free-buy prices have remained stable this week for most sectors although demand for free-buy supplies is somewhat slow still. Retail is the dominant source of demand at present with not change in lockdown measures.

29 January 2021

Despite January usually being a quiet month for the potato trade, January 2021 has been one of the quietest ever for some.

22 January 2021

Many sectors have not seen much pick-up in demand from the week previous. As retail markets work through remnants of Christmas stocks, there is hope some demand creation could be seen soon.