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Marketing Year 2021 – Total Potato Sales Q3

Date: 2021

Topic: Retail Sales


Summary of total potato sales from Marketing Year 2021 - Quarter 3 (January 1 through March 31, 2021).


  • Dollar sales and volume sales are still up from 2019.
  • The decline in sales for Q3 is due to the panic buying that occurred in March 2020.
  • Frozen, refrigerated, and deli-prepared sides still increased in sales compared with panic buying in 2020.
  • Consumer demand for potatoes at retail is still strong after a year of growth.
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Total Potato Sales: July – September 2023


Potato retail dollar sales remained strong for the quarter from July-September 2023, up 9.5% from the same period a year ago. All categories of potatoes increased in dollar sales. Fresh volume sales remained stable compared to a year ago (-0.4%), led by increases in yellow (3.3%), red #2.8%), and fingerling potatoes (3.9%). Total potato volume sales slightly decreased (-1.7%) compared to a year ago.

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