The potato chip aisle of supermarkets are looking a bit sparse because the supplier of some of the country's most popular snacks faces stock issues.
Customers around the country had noticed some of their favourite chips such as ETA who makes Uppercuts, Cheese Balls, Munchos and Ripples, are hard to find.
But a Countdown spokesperson said there's no overall potato chip shortage, just delays in getting stock from the supplier of ETA, Kettle and its own brand products.
"There are still lots of other brands of chips for our customers to choose from."
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Countdown expected stock levels to resume to normal levels within the next few weeks.
Foodstuffs - which owns New World and Pak n' Save - did not say if it was facing similar stock shortages, instead referring the Herald to the suppliers.
ETA, which is owned by Griffins, said stock shortages are affecting ETA and Kettle Chip Company chips because of the installation of state-of-the-art equipment at their Manukau site.
"This equipment represents a significant investment in New Zealand manufacturing and will create even greater chip quality once it's running at full capacity.
"It is anticipated that stock levels will improve over the coming weeks, so Kiwis can keep enjoying all their favourite Eta and Kettle Chip Company chips."
Potatoes NZ spokesperson Gemma Carroll said plenty of potatoes were available.
"The NZ potato industry are having a good season across all growing regions and potato yields are good. There is no shortage of supply from our NZ growers or NZ processors that we know of."