Australian potato shortage now impacting potato chips as well as frozen fries
January 17, 2023
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.
AUSVEG welcomes McDonald's CoOL commitment, urges other fast food outlets to follow suit
April 27, 2020
AUSVEG, the peak industry body for Australia’s vegetable and potato growers, has welcomed McDonald’s commitment to display the country of origin of the ingredients in their products.
McDonalds Australia welcomes eyes on the fries
April 13, 2012
McDonald's will channel its marketing cash into activities that give Australians a look behind the golden arches in the hope they will fall back in love with the brand.
McDonald's in Australia: The fries are more popular than the salads
April 08, 2012
In Australia, just one per cent of purchases are from McDonald's healthy range of foods. The research, conducted by the Cancer Council, is the first to confirm that healthy options are rarely being purchased by eat-in diners.
Burger King restaurants in New Zealand to change hands
October 16, 2011
The Blackstone Group announced today that its private equity funds have agreed to acquire Antares Restaurant Group in New Zealand from Anchorage Capital Partners. Headquartered in Auckland, Antares has the exclusive franchise development rights for t...
Australia's NSW Rolls Out Fast Food Labelling Law
November 12, 2010
he Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has mandated a fast-food labelling law, becoming the first state to do so.
Australian Hungry Jack's french fries now manufactured in Canada?
April 13, 2010
McCain Foods has told growers in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania it requires 10 per cent less potatoes for the 2010-11 season and wants to cut the price by AU$45 per tonne. A meeting of potato growers at Ballarat last week angrily rejected Mc...
KFC doing well in New Zealand
December 16, 2009
Restaurant Brands lifted third quarter sales 4.7 per cent to $72.9 million, led by strong growth from its KFC operation.The current economic climate was still not adversely affecting overall positive sales growth, the company said today. The rise for t...
New Zealand Chip (French Fries) Shop Competition Is On Again
July 02, 2009
The search for New Zealand’s top chip shop kicks off this month, with registrations opening for shops wanting to take part in the ‘That’s Life! Best Chip Shop Competition 2009’. This year, competing shops can gain extra points in the Competition if at ...
Wendy's in hunt for 20 store sites in New Zealand
October 15, 2008
Jones Lang LaSalle's retail specialist team is hunting for properties for a 20-store expansion planned by fast-food chain Wendy's throughout New Zealand.The property consultants say the timing could not be better with the way the market has moved latel...