Taypack ready to go own way

Family buys out Mackie’s stake in crisps

James Taylor and Mac Mackie
James Taylor (left) and Mac Mackie (right) were bullish about future prospects.

SCOTTISH crisp maker Mackie’s at Taypack is ready to go its own way, following the successful completion of a share buyout.

Launched in 2009, Mackie’s at Taypack has operated as a joint venture between the Taylor family and ice cream producer Mackie’s of Scotland.

The families pooled resources to invest and build an independent crisp maker from a base near the Taylor’s family farm in Errol, Perthshire.

As majority shareholders, the Taylor family has now purchased the shares held by Mackie’s.
Production of the brand’s crisps will continue at Errol, however the Mackie’s name will soon be dropped. The Taylor family intends to transition to a new brand in mid-2023 that reflects the new ownership status.

James Taylor, MD of Mackie’s at Taypack, said: “This next exciting stage in our development is made possible by the success of the joint venture to date, in particular the expertise and support from Mackie’s.

“We have exciting growth plans and innovative products in the pipeline, which will ensure the continued success of the business under its new brand in the years ahead.”

Mac Mackie, MD of Mackie’s of Scotland, said: “We are delighted to have been able to play our part in establishing a quality snack business in Scotland and look forward to seeing the new brand grow and succeed.

“Innovation and progression are at the heart of Mackie’s, and we will continue the development of our premium ice cream and chocolate ranges at the heart of our success.”