MountainKing promotes plentiful Jumbo russets

Houston-based MountainKing Potatoes is promoting its Jumbo russets after harvest yielded lots of large-sized potatoes.

“Our supply of Jumbo russets is the strongest it’s been in quite a while,” John Pope, MountainKing’s vice president of marketing, said in a news releaase.

MountainKing offers its Jumbo russets in 8-pound, 15-pound and 20-pound bags, with each potato typically weighing in at about 10 ounces.

“Shoppers will always buy more tonnage of bagged Jumbos,” Pope said in the release, also suggesting cross-promotions with bagged salads or vegetables such as mushrooms and broccoli.  MountainKing also promotes sales by providing high-graphic display bins to go with its larger-sized variety, according to the release.


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