News from the IPC "Consumer" category

Sep 15, 2009

Celebrate the 2009 Idaho® Potato Harvest Online!

EAGLE, ID, September 15, 2009 – This harvest season, America’s favorite potato continues to please both consumers’ waistlines and wallets with a new, interactive educational video game that offers a chance to win $10,000!
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Aug 1, 2009

Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) Debuts New Idaho-grown Varieties

August 2009, Eagle, Idaho -- For decades, the IPC has primarily promoted russet Burbank potatoes. In fact, when anyone says "potato," everyone immediately thinks Idaho.
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Jun 16, 2009

Idaho Potato Commission and Idaho Fry Company Reach Agreement on Restaurant Name Change

EAGLE, ID, June 16, 2009 - Idaho Fry Company (IFC) today announced that it will comply with federal trademark laws and change its name to Boise Fry Company (BFC). The decision was made after a series of amicable and ongoing discussions between representatives from IFC and the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC).
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Jun 4, 2009

The Idaho Potato Commission Addresses The Idaho Fry Company's Name Controversy

June 4, 2009—Recently, there has been a lot of media attention and public discussion about the Idaho Fry Company's name. The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) would like to share its side of the story and correct some of the misinformation that has been disseminated. One of the IPC's primary responsibilities has been to protect its certification
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Jun 4, 2009

Fort Lauderdale Woman Wins "Free Groceries for a Year" at Publix

EAGLE, ID, June 4, 2009 - Publix customers are looking up in this down economy. The grocery giant awarded more than $20,000 in free groceries in its "Win Free Groceries for a Year Sweepstakes" presented by the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) and Sargento. Sandra Browne of Fort Lauderdale, FL, was the lucky grand-prize winner of "Free Groceries for a Year" - a prize valued at $10,400 and worth savoring during these financially straining times.
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Mar 11, 2009

Revered Chefs Share Recipes, Raise $50,000 for U.S. Fund for UNICEF

EAGLE, Idaho, March 11, 2009 - Chef David Burke of davidburke &donatella restaurant in New York joined the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC), today, in celebrating the success of "Recipes for Relief," an online campaign created to raise awareness and funds for UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund). The IPC and Burke presented the U.S. Fund for UNICEF with a $50,000 check to help aid in its global efforts to save, protect and improve children's lives.
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Mar 6, 2009

Recession Proof Recipes: Palate-Pleasing Plates That Save Cents

EAGLE, Idaho, March 6, 2009 - It is no secret that supermarket spending has been impacted by the recession. Whether you live in a small town or big city, all consumers are seeking solutions to cut corners. Today, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) launches "Watching Waistlines and Wallets" (, a web-based resource designed to help cost-conscious shoppers cook-up meals that bank on flavor while saving cents. No longer will Americans have to compromise their palates or pocketbooks to serve up satisfying meals!
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Feb 19, 2009

South Beach Sizzles as America's Culinary Elite Compete in Idaho® Potato Side Dish Challenge

EAGLE, ID, February 19, 2009 -- The country's top chefs battled it out at the third annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival's Burger Bash hosted by Rachael Ray. Not only were their skills at the grill tested as they bumped the beloved burger to new culinary heights, but Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) -- a
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Feb 13, 2009

Idaho® Potatoes Energize Athletes at Special Olympics World Winter Games

EAGLE, Idaho, February 13, 2009 - The worldwide recognition of Idaho® potatoes was apparent as participants of the Special Olympics World Winter Games descended upon Idaho this past week. As the IPC's mascot Spuddy Buddy greeted athletes from nearly 100 countries in his official cobalt blue World Games jersey, the universal response was clear, "Idaho® potatoes are the best in the World!"
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Feb 3, 2009

National Survey Reveals Potatoes are America's Favorite Vegetable, Making the Plate an Average Two Days Per Week

EAGLE, Idaho, February 3, 2009 - Any way you slice it, dice it, mash it or fry it, a new survey by the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) confirms that Americans love their spuds…so much that 75 percent of potato enthusiasts consider themselves "potato lovers." With February marking "Potato Lover's Month," the IPC is dishing on top ways Americans savor the versatile vegetable.
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