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Around the World in 80 Trades: Mackie’s at Taypack

James Taylor, Commercial Director at Mackie's at TaypackWe found out how a joint venture between potato farmers and an ice cream producer lead to the export of Mackie’s crisps to around 23 countries worldwide in less than a decade… What does your company do? Mackie’s at Taypack produces high quality, premium potato crisps from our farm in Perthshire – we sell these throughout the UK as well as in around 23 countries worldwide. When was your company launched, who by and why? Mackie’s Crisps was founded in 2009 as a joint venture between third generation Perthshire potato farmers, the Taylor family, and Mackie’s of Scotland Ltd, an Aberdeenshire-based family business renowned for their luxury ice cream. Combining the Mackies’ experience in the premium foods sector with the Taylors’ expertise in growing quality potatoes, the company has created a premium range of potato crisps. How long has the company been exporting? Our export activity was first initiated in 2010 – just one year after our business was launched. More

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