April 6, 2020
Potato Retail Sales for Calendar Year 2019
February 26, 2020
IRI data for the calendar year 2019 (January through December 2019) showed success with dollars and volume sales for total potato sales at retail. Total dollar sales increased by 2.2% and volume increased by 0.4%. Potato chips, frozen potatoes, refrigerated potatoes, and dehydrated potatoes increased in sales volume. Refrigerated potatoes saw a 7.0% lift in dollar sales and a 4.6% lift in volume sales, the largest for any category. Canned potatoes and deli-prepared sides declined in sales volume. Deli-prepared sides declined in both dollar sales by 2.5% and volume sales by 3.1%.
Fresh potato sales increased in dollar sales by 1.5%. Volume sales for fresh potatoes declined by 1.0% during 2019 compared to 2018. Russet and red potatoes were the main driver in the decline in fresh potato sales volume. Russet sales volume fell by 2.1%, and red potato sales volume declined by 9.7%. Yellow, white, and medley fresh potatoes saw an increase in both dollar and volume sales.
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