EAGLE, Idaho, December 4, 2020 – Whether lounging by the pool or luxuriating in a spa treatment, the 2021 sweepstakes winner for the Idaho® Potato Lovers Display Contest will be able to savor some well-earned R&R. Everyone who enters the Idaho Potato Commission’s 30th annual retail display competition will be part of a random drawing for a trip for two to world-renowned Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa in Arizona.
EAGLE, ID, June 12, 2020 – Retailers saw firsthand the benefits of secondary displays as they competed for more than $150,000 in cash and prizes in the Idaho Potato Commission’s 2020 Idaho® Potato Lover’s Display Contest.
IPC marketing manager Jamie Bowen says the commission’s research shows that potato sales increase 22 percent with secondary displays of Idaho® potatoes, without cannibalizing other potato sales. “Promoting Idaho® potatoes alongside our partner products from Hormel® and Fresh Gourmet® makes for an even stronger presentation to produce shoppers,” says Bowen. “Retailers really went all out this year to grab their customers’ attention and show them how versatile potatoes can be for home cooking.”
EAGLE, ID, May 22, 2019 – A sea of showstopping displays from coast to coast made for some tough judging in the 2019 Idaho® Potato Lover’s Retail Display Contest, which gave out more than $150,000 in cash and prizes.
EAGLE, ID, December 5, 2018 – One lucky entrant in the Idaho Potato Commission’s 2019 retail display competition will be saying “aloha” to a six-night/seven-day stay at Hawaii’s Royal Lahaina Resort, the grand prize for the annual contest’s sweepstakes drawing.
Overlooking sparkling Kaanapali Beach on the valley isle of Maui, the resort features nightly live Hawaiian entertainment, an oceanfront luau, three swimming pools, 11 tennis courts and more. The winning trip for two will include round trip airfare, six nights/seven days’ ocean view accommodations, room taxes and $2,500 in cash for an approximate total value of $7,400. In the aloha spirit, a second Maui vacation package will be awarded to the sweepstakes winner’s category manager too. Altogether, the 28th annual retail display contest will give out more than $150,000 in cash and prizes.
EAGLE, ID, May 15, 2018 – A grand total of 5,266 retail displays nationwide flew the flag for Idaho® potatoes in this year’s Potato Lover’s Month Display Contest—the most entrants ever in the competition’s 27-year history.
EAGLE, ID, November 15, 2017 –The scenic slopes of Sun Valley, Idaho will provide the perfect vacation setting for one lucky entrant in the Idaho Potato Commission’s 2018 retail display contest.
The Idaho-bound vacation winner, to be selected in a random drawing among all contest participants, will enjoy an all-expenses-paid trip for two to spectacular Sun Valley, ID, including four nights and five days at the Sun Valley Lodge, meals and taxes, plus $500 in Sun Valley gift cards—an approximate total retail value of $6,200. And thanks to the Category Manager Match Program, the winner’s category manager will also be heading to the all-season resort packed with ski and hiking trails, dining and shopping destinations, and a wealth of indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities.
‘One Potato, Two Potato’ Theme Draws Record Number of Entrants for 2017
EAGLE, ID (June 13, 2017) Over 90% of the nation’s 173 military commissaries submitted entries for the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) 2017 Military Commissary Display Contest, one of the most successful years ever for the annual spud-centric competition.
EAGLE, ID (May 15, 2017) An all-expenses-paid vacation for two on Celebrity Cruises® was awarded to each of the top six winners in the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) 2017 retail display contest, which also featured partner product HORMEL® Real Bacon Bits.
Marley Chant Mini Portable Bluetooth Speaker Awarded to All Entrants
EAGLE, ID (November 29, 2016) -- First-place retail display winners will set sail in the Caribbean for a seven-night getaway in an ocean-view stateroom, the new top award in the 2017 Idaho Potato Commission’s annual competition.
“We are delighted to be able to offer six all-expenses-paid vacations for two on Celebrity Cruises® as grand prizes for the 26th annual contest,” says IPC marketing manager Jamie Bowen. “The winning entrants and their category managers will be able to select from an eastern or western Caribbean cruise on Celebrity Cruises® Silhouette, for an approximate total retail value of $5,700 per prize! It’s the perfect reward for all of the hard work that goes into making these incredibly creative Idaho® potato displays that customers love, featuring Idaho® potatoes and our partner, HORMEL® Real Bacon Bits.”
Established in 1937, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is a state agency that is responsible for promoting and protecting the famous "Grown in Idaho®" seal, a federally registered trademark that assures consumers they are purchasing genuine, top-quality Idaho® potatoes. Idaho's ideal growing conditions, including rich, volcanic soil, climate and irrigation differentiate Idaho® potatoes from potatoes grown in other states.
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