There has been a slight increase in new season early potatoes on the market, however, it will be another two weeks before we see any volume on the market.
The warm spell of weather has reduced potato sales, particularly in the larger pack sizes. However, demand from the peeling trade still remains strong and this should only improve as the summer tourism trade kicks in.
Sales of potatoes remain very strong across all market sectors with sales figures more similar to mid-winter than mid spring.
There are some positive indications, that the supply in the potato market, is beginning to tighten.
The potato market is back to normal following the serious disruption to logistics during Storm Emma.