Retail potato sales hit five-year high


Retail potato sales between July 2019 and June 2020 have hit a five-year high as they have increased 11 percent in dollars and 10 percent in volume.

Potato chips and fresh potatoes, which make up a majority of sales, were both up, with fresh potatoes increasing 15 percent in dollars year-over-year. Additionally, all pack sizes saw double digit growth.

It wasn’t just fresh potatoes that did well, though. Canned, frozen and dehydrated potatoes were also all up more than 10 percent year-over-year in both dollars and volume.