News on Chips and Snacks from Oceania
New Zealand potato chips manufacturer Bluebird bags USD 66m for expansion
May 09, 2023New Zealand potato chips manufacturer Bluebird says its parent company PepsiCo has invested over USD 66 million into the development of its Auckland factory, with a USD 26m-plus vending machine packing machine under construction.
Australian potato shortage now impacting potato chips as well as frozen fries
January 17, 2023Australian supermarket chain Woolworths has confirmed a major potato shortage has caused the price of potato-based snacks to soar – resulting in 'insane prices' for a single bag of chips.
In shift away from plastic, Pringles replaces plastic cap of 53 g pack with foil laminate seal
July 24, 2022Snack brand Pringles has had a change to the packaging of its 53g varieties, with the plastic cap removed and replaced with a foil laminate seal, made by Sonoco.
Pringles launches a new range of VEGGIE-inspired chips in Australia - including purple sweet potato with sea salt
May 31, 2021Pringles has unveiled a new range of veggie-inspired chips in Australia, including purple sweet potato with sea salt and tomato with mozzarella and herbs.
Smith's brings back Gobbledok and other favorite faces to celebrate 90 years!
April 15, 2021Australia’s oldest and most iconic chip brand, Smith’s, is celebrating its 90th birthday. As the country's favorite chip brand for almost a century, Smith's has been a pantry staple and mainstay at BBQs, picnics, and parties for 90 years!
Founders Alf and Nadia Taylor reflect on the history of tna, supplier of complete processing lines for the snack industry
September 04, 2020It has been an exciting journey for tna over the last few years. From developing our very own manufacturing service line in Melbourne in the 80s, to making some key acquisitions that helped shape our entire offering, we have come a long way.
Smith's new lamington flavoured potato chip has Aussies torn
December 18, 2019In Australia, Smith’s has announced they’re releasing a new sweet potato chip and not everyone is convinced the unorthodox flavour will be a hit.
Designing a better low-fat potato chip
August 15, 2019Australian researchers have developed a technique to analyze potato chips’ physical characteristics from simulated first bite to swallow, which they say could be used to help formulate a tastier low-fat snack.
Intersnack Group to acquire 40% of Universal Robina Oceania
July 19, 2019Philippine-based food company Universal Robina (URC) has announced the divestiture of a 40% stake in its Oceania subsidiary, URC Oceania, to the German snack food manufacturer Intersnack.
How to reduce seasoning loss during snack food production
June 10, 2019The seasoning coverage on a snack food product is an important aspect of the quality a consumer sees, and determines the overall flavour and taste a person experiences.