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Retail demand appears to have plateaued for the moment as current restrictions are eased and the food service sector continues to reopen slowly. There is a shortage of good quality packing material and growers with quality stock can command a premium. The first early Home Guard is being lifted this week in east Wexford. Recent […]

Once again, this week retail demand remains quite positive and the food service sector continues to operate at around 25% capacity. Frost damage has been reported, especially in shaded areas in east Wexford. The extent of the damage is not yet known, but digging could be delayed by up to three weeks as a result […]

Retail demand remains buoyant and the food service sector is now operating at around 20-25% of capacity as more restaurants open on a take-out basis. Glasshouse potatoes started over the last two weeks and roadside sales are expected to begin next week.

Once again, the amount of potatoes that remain in stores across Europe is a primary concern and planting strategies must be altered in some cases as a result. Market disruption continues as retail demand remains buoyant but the processing trade continues to struggle severely. The continued re-opening of some restaurants on a take-out basis is […]

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