People are Buying More Bagged Potatoes


I’m Clinton Griffiths with today’s AgDay Minute.

People are apparently buying a lot more bagged potatoes. The Idaho Potato Commission reporting people are buying more of the 8 pound, 10 pound, and even 15 pound-plus bags more than the category leader, the 5-pound bag. A spokesperson saying they are continuing to see a shift towards consumers preferring a packaged product. He also believes people who might be feeling the financial pinch from the pandemic are looking for value and that’s why they’re buying larger-sized bags.

Another new study about the pandemic says 27-percent of millennials are saving more money right now. The study was done by The Manifest, a how-to website. The study, also said 41 percent of millennials are saving the exact same amount as they did before COVID-19 hit. Experts say with student loan payments on pause for many millennials they are moving back home, and have been shifting where they spend their money, but the bulk of their expenses still go to housing.

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