Two Local Food Pros Win Vespa Scooters From ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston

""OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 24, 2010 ― Jim Minor, manager of Farmhouse Café, and Corey Rush, sales representative from U.S. Foodservice, are both driving home sweet rides ―Vespa® Scooters―as part of the ConAgra Foods® Lamb Weston® Sweet Things Sweet Ride Sweepstakes. The scooters were among 30 prizes recently awarded as part of the foodservice industry sweepstakes designed to generate excitement about the Lamb Weston line of Sweet Things®-branded sweet potato products available to restaurants and foodservice outlets. The grand prize was an orange 2010 Chevrolet® Camaro® car.

The sweepstakes entry forms allowed foodservice operators to designate their distributor sales representatives, who would win the same prize as the operator, if drawn. Farmhouse Café is located at 3461 South 84th Street in Omaha.

“At Lamb Weston, our goal is to offer our customers the broadest and most innovative line of quality frozen sweet potato products in the industry,” said Helene Clark, director of marketing for Lamb Weston®. “Consumer interest in sweet potatoes is growing exponentially, and we are dedicated to providing our foodservice customers with the best quality, on-trend products for their menus. The sweepstakes was an opportunity for us to share our excitement about Lamb Weston’s commitment to sweet potatoes and the industry.”

This fall, Lamb Weston will begin processing sweet potatoes at its new processing facility in Delhi, La.  In addition to being perfectly situated in the prime sweet potato growing region in the U.S., the plant is especially equipped to process sweet potatoes, as well as other Lamb Weston products. The growing Sweet Things sweet potato product line includes fries, chips, wedges, tater puffs, and mashed sweet potatoes. Lamb Weston also produces Alexia® brand all natural sweet potato products for consumers, and distributes them through supermarkets and specialty stores. 

Lamb Weston, a brand of ConAgra Foods, Inc., is North America’s premier supplier of frozen potato, sweet potato, appetizer and other vegetable products, serving both the foodservice and retail industries. For more information, please visit us at www.lambweston.com.

ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG) is one of North America’s leading food companies, with brands in 97 percent of America’s households. Consumers find Banquet, Chef Boyardee, Egg Beaters, Healthy Choice, Hebrew National, Hunt’s, Marie Callender’s, Orville Redenbacher’s, PAM, Peter Pan, Reddi-wip, Slim Jim, Snack Pack and many other ConAgra Foods brands in grocery, convenience, mass merchandise and club stores. ConAgra Foods also has a strong business-to-business presence, supplying frozen potato and sweet potato products as well as other vegetable, spice and grain products to a variety of well-known restaurants, foodservice operators and commercial customers. For more information, please visit us at www.conagrafoods.com.