Potato News from Oceania
tna at interpack 2023: a chance to experience a new reality!
May 14, 2023tna solutions is offering visitors to interpack 2023 the chance to step off the event floor and into a virtual factory. tna’s Extended Reality (XR) technology enables remote commissioning
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.
Potatoes New Zealand meeting on the benefits of IPM: Big savings by reducing insecticide use.
May 04, 2023By adopting integrated pest management (IPM) practices growers are not on their own, Australian entomologist, Dr Paul Horne, told Pukekohe potato growers at a Potatoes New Zealand research update breakfast meeting in late March.
Canadian pension fund acquires majority stake in Mitolo Family Farms, Australia's largest potato supplier
April 11, 2023Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, a Canadian pension fund, acquires the majority stake in Mitolo Family Farms, the largest potato grower and packer in Australia.
TOMRA Provided sorting solution to Simplot Australia
March 04, 2023Simplot was looking for a full turnkey solution for their french fries line in Tasmania. TOMRA Food was able to provide sorting solutions that could be implemented while keeping some of their existing equipment.
Chris Claridge resigns as CEO of Potatoes New Zealand
February 13, 2023Potatoes New Zealand has announced the resignation of its chief executive, Chris Claridge. He has been in the role for a total of seven years, since 2015.
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.
Australian supermarket Coles introduces purchase limit on frozen potato chips (French Fries) due to shortage
December 20, 2022Australian supermarket Coles introduces purchase limit on frozen potato chips (French Fries) due to shortage
Potato processor McCain Foods sets decarbonisation milestone in Timaru plant (New Zealand)
December 02, 2022Timaru’s McCain vegetable processing factory in New Zealand is now producing french fries using a boiler system powered by woodchips instead of coal, seeking to minimise waste by 20 per cent.
The Pye Group opens largest potato packing facility of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere
November 20, 2022Australian potato supplier, the Pye Group will, officially opened the largest potato packing facility of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere on Tuesday.