THAILAND: Potato chip manufacturers will lose out with declining potato yields
The domestic potato chip market is anxiously watching news of declining potato yields in Thailand. This year yields are expected to drop by 10-20% to between 7,000 and 8,000 tonnes, a figure that could stem the growth of the potato chip industry by up to 5%. "The snack-food market will be more fiercely competitive this year due to the shortage of potatoes. We have already adjusted our forecast growth in market share down to 16% from 18% projected earlier," revealed Pattaphong Iamsuro, managing director of
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