| Lamb Weston Holdings is a producer, distributor, and marketer of frozen potato products. Co.'s segments are: Global, which includes frozen potatoes and appetizers sold under the Lamb Weston brand, as well as various customer labels; Foodservice, which includes frozen potatoes, commercial ingredients, and appetizers sold under the Lamb Weston brand, as well as various customer labels; Retail, which includes frozen potatoes sold under Co.'s owned or licensed brands, including Grown in Idaho and Alexia, other licensed equities comprised of brand names of North American restaurant chains, and the retailers' own brands; and Other, which includes Co.'s vegetable and dairy businesses.
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