Snack Brands Australia
|Headquarters||Canning Vale, Western Australia, New South Wales, Australia|
|Owner(s)||Snack Foods Limited|
Snack Brands Australia (SBA) is one of the largest suppliers of snack foods in Australia and acts as the main competitor to American company PepsiCo's subsidiary, the long established The Smith's Snackfood Company. SBA was formed in August 1998 and is owned by parent company Snack Foods Limited.
After The Smith's Snackfood Company, the largest producer of salty snack foods, was acquired by Frito-Lay, the second largest producer of salty snack foods in Australia (which is a subsidiary of PepsiCo,) Frito-Lay agreed with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to divest a range of brands to prevent unfair trading practices resulting from a monopoly. Those brands included;
Additionally, several manufacturing facilities were released including plants in South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria. The package was then named 'Snack Brands Australia' and was sold to Dollar Sweets Holdings now Snack Foods Limited.
In April 2008, Campbell Arnott's sold Arnott’s Snackfoods to The Real McCoy Snackfood Co., from this deal Snack Brands Australia secured the popular Samboy chip, re-releasing the product to Australian shelves after requests from Facebook groups and telephone calls from previous customers.
- THE REAL McCOY BUYS ARNOTT’S SALTY SNACK FOODS
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