History of Walkers

Walkers, known more formally as Walker's, is a British snack food manufacturer best recognized for its production of crisps, or what Americans refer to as potato chips. The company was founded in 1948 by Henry Walker in Leicester, England. Initially operating out of a small grocery store, Walker's crisps gained popularity for their distinctive flavors and quality. By the 1960s, the brand had expanded significantly, becoming a household name across the United Kingdom.

In 1989, Walker's was acquired by PepsiCo, Inc., marking a major milestone in its history. This acquisition enabled Walker's to leverage PepsiCo's global distribution network and resources, further boosting its presence in the snack food market. Over the years, Walker's has continued to innovate and diversify its product range, introducing new flavors and packaging formats to cater to evolving consumer tastes.

Today, Walker's remains one of the leading brands in the crisps market, offering a wide array of flavors from classic salted to more adventurous varieties. The brand's commitment to quality and taste has solidified its position as a beloved British institution, with its products enjoyed by millions both in the UK and around the world.