Boise, Idaho, November 8, 2018 – Members of the International Foodservice Editorial Council (IFEC) recently elected Jamie Bowen, Marketing Manager for the Idaho Potato Commission, to serve on the Board of Directors at its 62nd annual conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. Bowen will serve a two-year term on the IFEC Board.
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.
EAGLE, ID, August 17, 2017 – Produce industry veteran Dave Rhodes has joined the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) as Retail Promotion Director-Northeast, based in Indianapolis, Indiana. He replaces Ken Tubman, who is retiring after 15 years of service.
Eagle, IDAHO (June 13, 2017) - This week Lamb Weston, a leading supplier of frozen potato and vegetable products, announced the launch of its new Grown In Idaho®, brand of potato products. These are the first ever frozen potato products for retail that are made with 100% real Idaho® potatoes.
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.”
GOLDEN YEAR: IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION AWARDS RECORD AMOUNT OF CASH, PRIZES, FOR 25TH ANNUAL RETAIL DISPLAY CONTEST
$200,000+ Goes to Winning Entries from More
than 5,000 Stores
EAGLE, IDAHO (May 17, 2016) - With top dollars at stake - more than $200,000 in cash and prizes - 5,000-plus retailers mined their creativity this year for the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) 2016 retail display competition. Now in its 25th year, the contest upped its game with double the number of award levels and partner products as Country Crock® Original Buttery Spread joined HORMEL® Real Bacon Bits to help spur even more spud sales during the nine-week competition period.
Eagle, IDAHO (February 18, 2016) -- Wrapping up a phenomenal year highlighted by the fourth cross-county tour of the Big Idaho® Potato Truck, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) has recently distributed hundreds of comprehensive Retailer Support Guides to interested retailers across the country. The Guide highlights the IPC’s multitude of retail marketing programs, as well as consumer pull programs that produce managers can leverage to help boost Idaho® potato sales.
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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