News on Potatoes in Retail from Oceania
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.
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.
Ballarat potato growers ask McCain Foods for 78 percent price increase
August 11, 2022Potato 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)
Australian potato company Zerella Fresh focused on consistent potato quality and high throughput
May 21, 2022Zerella Fresh was founded in 1936 (Virginia, South of Australia) and is since 2009 a part of the Pye Group family. Zerella is committed to being Australia’s leading supplier and marketer of fresh produce.
A Potato So Big Even Guinness World Records Doesn't Believe It
January 26, 2022Colin and Donna Craig-Brown found the questionably large potato growing in their yard in November 2021. They even named the potato Dug and submitted their surprisingly large find to Guinness World Records (via Food & Wine).
The Pye Group AUD 35 Million Expansion Will Boost Regional Economy
September 28, 2020The Pye Group's multi-million-dollar investment in its Parilla Premium Potatoes and Zerella Fresh brands will help feed growing demand for potatoes in Australia. It will inject an estimated AUD 42 million into the regional Mallee economy and create 40 new local jobs.
Potatoes from plot to plate: how to grow the perfect spuds in your New Zealand backyard
September 17, 2020While in the Northern hemisphere we are harvesting potatoes and getting ready for winter, this is not the case in the Southern hemisphere. This article offers tips on how to grow potatoes in your New Zealand backyard.
Daly Potato Company acquired by Pure Foods Tasmania Limited
September 11, 2020Pure Foods Tasmania Limited has agreed to buy the business and assets of Daly Potato Company Pty Ltd (DPC) for $1.8M with a mixture of cash and shares, subject to working capital adjustments.
Statement from AUSVEG and PMA-ANZ regarding Hort Connections 2020
March 20, 2020AUSVEG and the Produce Marketing Association of Australia – New
Zealand (PMA-ANZ) have decided to postpone Hort Connections 2020, which was
due to be held from 15-17 June 2020 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
World Potato Congress 2023 to be held in Adelaide, South Australia
October 27, 2019Adelaide, South Australia has been named as the host city for the 2023 World Potato Congress (WPC), the first time this event has been held in Australia. The announcement was made during Potatoes South Australia’s Annual Industry Dinner and Auction.