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Local manufacturing up despite tough conditions

The Australian Food and Grocery Council’s (AFGC) latest annual industry snapshot shows the nation’s food and grocery manufacturing sector experienced 4.5 per cent real growth in 2017-18 despite challenging domestic and international conditions. The industry remains a key economic contributor and employer, according to the State of the Industry Report, …

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Health Star Rating to remain non-mandatory

The Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (FoFR) has formally responded to the Health Star Rating Five Year Report, supporting the review’s 10 recommendations, to be implemented with a transition period of two years. The Health Star Rating (HSR) system has not been made mandatory – an outcome welcomed by the …

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AFGC and ASN Media to launch online news program

The AFGC and ASN Media are collaborating on an online news program about the Australian food and grocery manufacturing industry. The AFGC says the ‘Sustaining Australia’ program will be a long-form and high-engagement overview of the industry. Presented in a ‘news style’, it’ll examine current issues and explore the future …

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Aussie food and grocery industry under ‘strain’, says AFGC

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has just released its tenth annual industry snapshot, State of the Industry 2018. Among other findings, it shows an industry under pressure, according to AFGC CEO Tanya Barden. Ms Barden also says the report reinforces the importance of the food and beverage, grocery …

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Western Sydney a food and grocery ‘powerhouse’

Western Sydney has become a “food and grocery manufacturing powerhouse”, according to the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC). The AFGC says the region generates $17 billion in output per year and employs 24,400 workers. The research revealed that Parramatta is the food and grocery manufacturing capital of Sydney, employing …

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AFGC Code of Conduct draft report published

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has welcomed the draft report for the review of the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct. AFGC CEO Ms Tanya Barden says the draft report makes several recommendations that seek to strengthen the Code, which establishes key rules in the commercial relations between …

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Leading drinks companies pledge to cut sugar by 20 per cent

Australia’s non-alcoholic drinks companies say they’re taking the lead in supporting a healthier nation by cutting sugar. The Australian Beverages Council, the peak body representing the non-alcoholic beverages industry, has made a commitment to reduce sugar across the industry by 20 per cent by 2025. The Council’s members include Coca-Cola …

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Budget to kickstart retail

Measures announced by the Treasurer this week will give a much-needed boost to retail, in particular small business, say industry groups. National Retail Association CEO Dominique Lamb says several measures in the federal budget will assist small business and enable consumers to spend more at a time when retail is …

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Toolkit to drive supply-chain efficiencies

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) says the release of its Common Despatch Checklist Toolkit will be a valuable resource for supply-chain professionals to drive greater efficiencies to retailers. Developed by the AFGC’s trading partner forum (TPF), the toolkit provides a suite of simple tools to support suppliers and …

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