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Potandon named exclusive sales agent for Campbell Farms

by Lora Abcarian | July 27, 2011

Potandon Produce LLC, a leading potato and onion shipper headquartered in Idaho Falls, ID, was named exclusive sales agent for Campbell Farms in Grafton, ND. In addition to growing operations in North Dakota, Campbell Farms produces potatoes in Florida and Minnesota.

Potandon Produce is a full-line supplier of potatoes and onions. The company works with more than 60 domestic co-packers and nine Canadian co-packers to fill the pipeline. Potandon has more than 35,000 acres in cultivation in Idaho and is a domestic leader with a 10 percent market share.

Under the terms of the agreement, Potandon Produce will leverage its capabilities in the areas of sales and marketing and keep its customers supplied with increased volumes of quality red and yellow potatoes. The agreement will allow Campbell Farms to key in on farming, packing and quality control, and is expected to facilitate increased year-round supplies of red, yellow and specialty potatoes, according to a statement released July 27 by Potandon Produce.

The staff at Campbell Farms, which purchased Ryan Potato Co., based in East Grand Forks, ND, in March, will be incorporated into Potandon operations and potatoes will be shipped under all existing labels for both businesses.

Potandon is currently the exclusive sales agent for “Green Giant Fresh” brand potatoes and onions and provides the sales force for Sunspiced potatoes.