Potato chip prices spike in Japan due to panic buying 

Prices of popular brands of potato chips in Japan surged as much as six times the retail price after the country’s two major snack companies announced a sales halt due to a potato shortage.The halt reportedly came as a result of a poor potato harvest following typhoons and flooding, which hit Japan’s northern main island of Hokkaido last August. The region provides nearly 80 percent of the country’s potatoes.

Source: Potato chip prices spike in Japan due to panic buying — RT Business

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