News On French Fries and Potato Specialties from Australia

Gdansk, Poland is the location where World Potato Congress 2026 will be held
June 05, 2024

World Potato Congress announces Host Countries for the 2026 and 2028 Events

As the world shares its stories of celebration around the first International Day of Potato, and as WPC sets their sights on the 12th World Potato Congress to be held in Adelaide, Australia, the World Potato Congress has announced the locations of the 13th and 14th World Potato Congress events. 
Leith Forrest, Congress MC at World Potato Congress 2024
May 21, 2024

World Potato Congress Announces Dr. Anika Molesworth as WPC24 Ambassador and Leith Forrest as Congress MC

World Potato Congress has announced the appointment of Dr. Anika Molesworth as a Congress Ambassador and Leith Forrest as the Congress MC of the World Potato Congress to be held in Adelaide from June 23rd to 26th, 2024.
Robbie Davis announced as Ambassador to the World Potato Congress
January 23, 2024

Robbie Davis announced as Ambassador to the World Potato Congress 2024 in Adelaide

Potatoes Australia Ltd. is pleased to officially declare Ms. Robbie Davis as the Ambassador for the highly anticipated World Potato Congress 2024
A potato field of Agronico in bloom in Tasmania, Australia (Variety Atlantic)
August 27, 2023

Simplot to acquire Agronico, Tasmania’s largest seed potato producer

Agronico, Tasmania’s largest seed potato producer, has entered into an agreement for Simplot to acquire the business and property assets of Agronico.
Australian Shoppers Share Excitement over ALDI Freezers Filled with Potato Chips
May 03, 2023

Australian Shoppers Share Excitement over ALDI Freezers Filled with Potato Chips

Australian Shoppers Share Excitement over ALDI Freezers Filled with Potato Chips Potato production suffered heavily due to excessive rains and flooding in major potato-growing areas in Australia in 2022.
TOMRA Provided sorting solution to Simplot Australia
March 04, 2023

TOMRA Provided sorting solution to Simplot Australia

Simplot 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.
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Insane price of bag of chips at Woolies
January 17, 2023

Australian potato shortage now impacting potato chips as well as frozen fries

Australian 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.
Coles introduces purchase limit on frozen potato chips
December 20, 2022

Australian supermarket Coles introduces purchase limit on frozen potato chips (French Fries) due to shortage

Australian supermarket Coles introduces purchase limit on frozen potato chips (French Fries) due to shortage
Ballarat potato growers ask McCain Foods for 78 percent price increase
August 11, 2022

Ballarat potato growers ask McCain Foods for 78 percent price increase

Potato farmers in the Ballarat region are demanding a pay rise for their produce, claiming McCain Foods does not pay a fair price for the popular mealtime vegetable. Last season McCain Foods paid growers an average of AUD 0.33 (about USD 0.23)
Tasmanian potato growers start ditching spuds after stalemate on price negotiations with Simplot.
August 06, 2022

Tasmanian potato growers start ditching spuds after stalemate on price negotiations with potato processors

Potato processor Simplot Australia has refused to budge on its second price offer to Tasmanian farmers for their potato crop this season. Farmers met on Wednesday night to discuss the impasse with the company.
Simplot and Tasmanian spud farmers in standoff over rising prices.
July 18, 2022

Simplot and Potato farmers of Tasmania in standoff over rising prices

Farmers have rejected a second price offer made by food manufacturer Simplot for their potato crop this season.
Simplot Australia announces AUD 100 million (about USD 69 million) investment in New South Wales Central West
July 11, 2022

Simplot Australia announces USD 70 million investment in vegetable processing in New South Wales, Australia

Simplot Australia has announced an AUD 65 million (about USD 44 million) upgrade to its Bathurst manufacturing facility and acquisiton of farming land in the Central West region of New South Wales valued at AUD 40 million.
McCain Foods Tasmania installs Pulsemaster PEF-tech innovation, reduces water use by more than 100,000 litres per day
October 09, 2021

McCain Foods Tasmania installs Pulsemaster PEF-tech innovation, reduces water use by more than 100,000 litres per day

McCain Foods has installed proprietary world-leading technology in the form of a Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) generator, as part of the company’s latest upgrade to its Smithton plant in Tasmania.
Potato Processor Simplot Recognizes Outstanding Tassie Growers
September 27, 2021

Potato Processor Simplot Recognizes Outstanding Tasmanian Growers

Potato and vegetable growers have vied for the title of top producers as part of Simplot's Annual Grower Awards. The Awards, which have been in place since 1997, recognize the outstanding achievements of Tasmania's potato and vegetable growers during the 2020-2021 harvest.
McCain Foods Australia: 'The Wait is Over. Smile, we're back!'
May 19, 2021

McCain Foods Australia: 'The Wait is Over. Smile, we're back!'

The much-awaited return of ‘McCain Smiles’ to Australia is here with just half the traditional cooking time. Now that’s something to smile about.
Lamb Weston announces new VP for Australia & New Zealand operations
January 04, 2021

Lamb Weston announces new VP for Australia and New Zealand operations

Lamb Weston has named Simone Anderson as the new Vice President and General Manager, Lamb Weston Oceania (Australia and New Zealand), beginning January 4, 2021.
Bundaberg Sweet Potato Fries go Australia
October 21, 2020

Bundaberg Sweet Potato Chips (Fries) go Australia-wide

A taste of Bundaberg will be served around the country as Sweet Potatoes Australia partners with Edgell to launch their new Sweet Potato Fries .
McCain Foods opens potato storage facility in Tasmania
October 07, 2020

McCain Foods opens potato storage facility in Tasmania

A storage facility capable of storing 11,000 tonnes of potatoes has opened in Burnie, Tasmania. The facility, which can hold 9,000 tonnes in cold-storage long term as well as a further 2,000 tonnes in short term storage, is run by McCain.

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