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IT WAS NOISY IN BOISE WITH NEW YEAR'S EVE REVELERS CELEBRATING AS A GIANT IDAHO® POTATO DROPPED AT MIDNIGHT

Jan 6, 2016
IT WAS NOISY IN BOISE WITH NEW YEAR'S EVE REVELERS CELEBRATING AS A GIANT IDAHO® POTATO DROPPED AT MIDNIGHT

Idaho Potato Commission’s Mascot Spuddy Buddy and the Big Idaho® Potato Truck Were Part of the Festivities

Boise, Idaho (January 4, 2016) -- For the third consecutive year, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) was a major sponsor of the New Year’s Eve Idaho® Potato Drop in downtown Boise, Idaho. Seconds before midnight, against a backdrop of fireworks, a 17-foot long potato was lowered by crane into a crowd of more than 40,000 revelers.

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AKRON ZIPS CELEBRATE FIRST BOWL VICTORY AGAINST UTAH STATE AGGIES AT THE 19TH ANNUAL FAMOUS IDAHO® POTATO BOWL

Dec 30, 2015
AKRON ZIPS CELEBRATE FIRST BOWL VICTORY AGAINST UTAH STATE AGGIES AT THE 19TH ANNUAL FAMOUS IDAHO® POTATO BOWL

AKRON ZIPS CELEBRATE FIRST BOWL VICTORY AGAINST UTAH STATE AGGIES AT THE 19TH ANNUAL FAMOUS IDAHO® POTATO BOWL

Idaho Potato Commission is the Naming Sponsor of the Premier Cold-Weather College Football Game

Boise, Idaho (December 29, 2015) - The Utah State University Aggies (Mountain West Conference) were the predicted victors of the Famous Idaho® Potato Bowl, but the Akron Zips (Mid-American Conference) played strong and hard to win their first bowl game ever on the blue turf of Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. The cold-weather game aired live on ESPN and ESPN Radio on Tuesday, December 22nd with millions of fans tuning in from across the country. 

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TACKLING TATER TACOS SCORE THE GRAND PRIZE IN THE IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION'S TAILGATING RECIPE CONTEST

Dec 16, 2015
TACKLING TATER TACOS SCORE THE GRAND PRIZE IN THE IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION'S TAILGATING RECIPE CONTEST

EAGLE, Idaho (December 16, 2015) -- Hungry football fans across the country entered the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) first-ever Tailgating Recipe Contest for a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to the Famous Idaho® Potato Bowl in Boise on December 22. Hundreds of “spudtacular” recipes were entered, but Crystal Schlueter’s Tackling Tater Tacos, with spiced Idaho® potatoes drizzled with a delectable chipotle honey slaw and irresistible chorizo crema, won over the hearts…and stomachs of the judges.   

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WHY IDAHO? POTATO LOVER’S MONTH IS A GOOD TIME TO FIND OUT!

Dec 14, 2015
WHY IDAHO? POTATO LOVER’S MONTH IS A GOOD TIME TO FIND OUT!

Eagle ID (December 2015) — February is Potato Lover’s Month! For most foodservice customers, mention potato and that means Idaho® Potatoes. In fact, 9 out of 10 American customers say they associate potatoes with Idaho more than any other state, and 72% would be inclined to eat Idaho® potatoes over potatoes from other states.*

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IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION CELEBRATES PARTNERSHIPS WITH MORE THAN 100 FOOD BLOGGERS

Dec 3, 2015
IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION CELEBRATES PARTNERSHIPS WITH MORE THAN 100 FOOD BLOGGERS

IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION CELEBRATES PARTNERSHIPS WITH MORE THAN 100 FOOD BLOGGERS

New Documentary Features the 2015 Idaho® Potato Harvest Food Blogger Experience and Spud-Lovin' Food Bloggers Receive Heartfelt Badge of Recognition

EAGLE, ID (December 2, 2015)  — Food bloggers have increasingly become a trusted resource for millions of Americans and the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is proud to announce that in the past five years it has worked with more than 100 food bloggers on numerous projects and invited dozens to travel to Idaho to experience the annual potato harvest first-hand. 

 

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STANLEY TROUT JOINS IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION AS FOODSERVICE PROMOTIONS DIRECTOR/SOUTHEAST

Dec 1, 2015
STANLEY TROUT JOINS IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION AS FOODSERVICE PROMOTIONS DIRECTOR/SOUTHEAST

STANLEY TROUT JOINS IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION AS FOODSERVICE PROMOTIONS DIRECTOR/SOUTHEAST 

Eagle ID (December 2015)—On December 1, 2015, Stanley Trout joins the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) foodservice marketing team as Promotions Director for the Southeast, based in Nashville, TN. Working closely with Don Odiorne, Vice President-Foodservice and the other regional foodservice promotion directors, Trout will lead the marketing outreach to distributors and produce specialists in his territory, as well as conduct Idaho® potato product seminars and educational sessions, and represent the brand and industry at foodservice trade shows.

 

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IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION FOODSERVICE CALENDAR OFFERS INNOVATIVE POTATO DISHES FROM TWELVE CHEFS

Nov 18, 2015
IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION FOODSERVICE CALENDAR OFFERS INNOVATIVE POTATO DISHES FROM TWELVE CHEFS

Join the 9 out of 10 chefs who hang it in their kitchens.* Order yours now!

Eagle ID (November 2015) — An acknowledged favorite of foodservice customers, chefs continually look for new and exciting ways to present potatoes on the menu. With Idaho the leading source for quality Russet, Red, Yukon Gold and other varietal potatoes, giving 12 chefs the mandate to create innovative dishes for the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) Passionate About Potatoes calendar is a welcome challenge for chefs across the country.

 

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DOUBLE PLAY: IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION BOOSTS CASH, PRIZES TO $200,000+ FOR 25TH ANNUAL RETAIL DISPLAY CONTEST

Nov 18, 2015
DOUBLE PLAY: IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION BOOSTS CASH, PRIZES TO $200,000+ FOR 25TH ANNUAL RETAIL DISPLAY CONTEST

All Entrants Qualify for Free Hamilton Beach Personal Cup Brewer

EAGLE, ID (November 17, 2015)  — The Potato Lover’s Month Retail Display Contest will be twice as nice for 2016 with double the number of award levels, double the number of spud-friendly partner products and the largest amount of prize money ever for the annual Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) competition.

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AVERAGE BETTY’S CROCKPOT® MASHED POTATOES KICKS OFF NATIONAL RETAIL HOLIDAY PROMOTION

Nov 12, 2015
AVERAGE BETTY’S CROCKPOT® MASHED POTATOES KICKS OFF NATIONAL RETAIL HOLIDAY PROMOTION

"Buy, Get, Give" Coupon Program with Country Crock® Provides Free Idahoâ Potatoes to Food Banks Nationwide 

Eagle, ID, November 12, 2015 -- To help kick off the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) national holiday promotion, popular food blogger, Average Betty demonstrates how to whip up creamy mashed Idahoâ potatoes in a slow cooker with Country Crock® buttery spread.

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IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION NAMED TOP PRODUCE "CATEGORY ADVISOR" IN PROGRESSIVE GROCER COMPETITION

Nov 10, 2015
IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION NAMED TOP PRODUCE "CATEGORY ADVISOR" IN PROGRESSIVE GROCER COMPETITION

Best in Class: Idaho Potato Commission named top produce ‘Category Advisor’ in Progressive Grocer competition 

Industry-leading Category Management Initiatives Help Retailers Propel Sales

EAGLE, ID, November 10, 2015 – From glossy B2B magazines to comprehensive custom category reviews, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) puts a premium on providing top-notch merchandising tools for retailers. In recognition of that dedication to category management excellence and continued achievement, Progressive Grocer has honored IPC as a 2015 Category Advisor for produce in the magazine’s annual competition.

 

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