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Seed Potato Export Figures from Britain to be Revealed at Potato Europe

Seed Potato

The Potato Council will be announcing the export figures from the record-breaking 2011/2012 season at Potato Europe (Villers-Saint-Christophe, France, September 12-13).

“This year we have achieved another record for seed potato exports,” says Potato Council head of seed and export Rob Burns. “We have already exceeded last year’s record-breaking figures and we haven’t finished counting yet.

“One of the drivers behind the surge in exports is the increasing awareness in buyers from overseas who appreciate the health benefits of the favourable Scottish climate for producing high quality seed potatoes. We have a unique partnership between Potato Council and Scottish Government that allows us to effectively promote our seed to our export markets.

“Moreover, our growing reputation as world-wide seed suppliers is a result of careful development of seed potatoes that will give great results in the varied climates and growing conditions where our customers are based. In addition, our exporters take great pride in ensuring high quality standards are maintained.”


Rob Burns, Potato Council head of seed and export

Produced for markets as varied as Morocco, Turkey, South America and Asia, the wide range of varieties available for export from Britain includes those suitable for a wide range of local cooking methods, and for chips, and processing. 

“Our seed is grown for a range of end-uses - from processing to table use; come and talk to our professional exporters who will be able to provide you with exactly what you need.” 

Anyone thinking of importing seed potatoes from Britain is encouraged to visit the stand to have an informal chat to Potato Council experts, or directly with the UK’s top seed potato exporters.

Visiting Potato Europe is free – download your free entry pass from www.potatoeurope.com

Source: Fresh Plaza - Seed Potato Export Figures from Britain to be Revealed at Potato Europe

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11 September 2017 - 13 September 2017

The NEC @ North Ave, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1NT, UK

Glee Birmingham 2017

Join us at Glee 2017 to see the launch of hundreds of new products, discover the future customer buying trends and seize the opportunity to meet over 500 suppliers!

At Glee we bring the most exciting exhibitors together with the most powerful and influential visitors and buyers in the industry. Spread across 8 select show sectors Glee offers three jam-packed days of networking, selling and purchasing which are not to be missed. Whilst discovering the latest in innovative products, you can also meet hundreds of new and existing suppliers all under one roof. Taking place at the perfect time of year to re-stock your shelves just before Christmas, Glee is the most crucial garden trade event in any retailer’s calendar.

Offering thousands of the newest and most inspirational garden retail products from over 550+ suppliers, Glee welcomes all kinds of exhibitors from across 8 carefully edited show sectors. If you have your own brand, garden centre, shop or make or grow your own products, we have a spot just for you. With visitors from multiples, independents and online retailers, it’s the perfect opportunity to launch and showcase your product collections, nurture your existing relationships and grow new ones.

Date, Time & Location
11 to 13 September 2017

The NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT

Mon 11 Sept - 9:00 - 18:00
Tues 12 Sept - 9:00 - 18:00
Wed 13 Sept - 9:00 - 16:00