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Potato News from Japan

McDonald's says it likely will become the first restaurant chain in Japanese history to surpass a half-trillion yen, or $5.6 billion, in yearly sales. Officials of McDonald's Holdings Co. Japan says sales are likely to top 500 billion yen in the 2008 b...
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Japan is planning to label consumer goods to show their carbon footprints in a bid to raise public awareness about global warming, an official said Tuesday. Under the plan, a select range of products from beverages to detergent will carry markings on ...
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Major Japanese snack food maker Calbee Foods Co. said Thursday that it will raise prices of its mainstay products as early as November.The markup on the products, which include potato chips and "Kappa Ebisen"snacks, reflects surging prices of...
Thursday, July 3, 2008
 Svenska Lantchips
On May 27, the Hokkaido Simbun press reported that the swedish potato chips manufacturer "Svenska Lantchips AB", will construct a new potato chips factory in Japan. Svenska Lantchips supplies potato chips to IKEA stores worldwide. The new fa...
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Economic woes and environmental issues have received extensive attention from the Japanese food industry and media again. Many Japanese marketers are taking advantage of this situation as well as the strong yen to market their products. In this month's...
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
The Japanese snack and candy manufacturer Frente Co has joined with the local consumer products distributor Durbell Co, a subsidiary of Red Bull Group, to introduce KaraMucho potato chips with the first-year sales target of 80 million baht. Frente sen...
Sunday, March 30, 2008