The dramatic cutback has been attributed to changes in the eating habits of boomers and “a delicate global balance” in potato trading. “U.S. people are eating out less these days,” Calla Farn, McCain’s Canada spokeswoman told the Star.
Apparently, the problem began in 2006 when, according to a NPD Group report, sales of the fried favourite began to plummet. Though experts blame the recession, according to the industry newsletter PotatoPro, fries have taken a bigger hit than many other restaurant foods.
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