Scottish crisps big in Japan

UK-Japan News May 2018

James Taylor, commercial director of Mackie’s • PHOTO: IAN GEORGESON

Crisp maker Mackie’s, based in Taypack, Aberdeen­shire, has experienced an increase in its sales to Japan in recent months, according to The Herald on 17 April.

The newspaper reports that the firm sent 20 containers of crisps to Japan in the two months to mid-April, more than had been its aim.

Some 2.5 million packets of crisps were sent to Asia by Mackie’s over the past year, with Taiwan, Thailand and South Korea among its new destinations, along with the existing markets of China and Singapore.