Frieda's Stokes Purple® Sweet Potatoes Are Back for This Holiday Season
LOS ALAMITOS, CA - With fall flavors blowing in on the last warm breezes of the summer, Frieda’s has announced that its Stokes Purple® sweet potatoes are back in season just in time for the upcoming holidays.
“Stokes are in high demand this year as we anticipate that holiday cooking will have a functional spin,” said Alex Berkley, Director of Sales. “Stokes Purple sweet potatoes are ideal to promote for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and our display shipper is a great way to showcase them and add incremental shelf space. We recommend using signage to suggest that shoppers create healthy holiday favorites like Stokes Purple® sweet potato pie.”
Recent Nielson data shows that the richly colored, eye-catching vegetables are a hot commodity on the market right now. According to a press release, Stokes Purple sweet potatoes are seeing as high as a 20 percent increase in weekly dollar same-store sales versus prior years’ sales. It is safe to say that consumers are going crazy for these purple beauties.
The increase in popularity comes from the peak in the nation’s focus on functional foods. As the Mayo Clinic explains, these are nutrient-dense items that promote health and reduce disease risks. As COVID-19 continues to change the market, it is predicted that these foods, like Stokes Purple sweet potatoes, will continue to see high demand.
Making it easier for retailers and consumer to stock up on the goods, Frieda’s is offering Stokes Purple sweet potatoes in 15-lb and 40-lb cartons. All potatos are labeled to reduce front-end checker error. An organic 12/3-lb bag option is also available. The sweet potatoes will be offered now through May.
To help retailers, Frieda’s suggests creating a superfood display to help drive sales. The display could include such items as fresh turmeric, ginger root, and citrus coupled with Stokes Purple sweet potatoes as a way to help boost attention and the health of consumers nationwide.
If Stokes Purple sweet potatoes sound as enticing to you as they do to us, be sure to get in contact with your Frieda’s rep to bring all of the purple goodness to your produce section in time for the fall season.