Heavy rain and flooding has caused a potato shortage in New Zealand, which means there will be fewer crisps for consumers, less choice and brands will experience difficulties, according to Potatoes New Zealand.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the country’s business and consumer watchdog, has proposed a move to allow selected potato growers associations to collectively bargain with potato buyers.
The rapid growth of China's fast food industry is boosting demand
for frozen French fries and other processed potato products,
helping to offset a downward trend in more mature markets due to
consumer health concerns, reveals...