Tag Archives: AFGC

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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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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AFGC welcomes TPP revival

The Australian Food & Grocery Council says the resurrected Trans-Pacific Partnership, covering 11 nations that together constitute around 30 per cent of the global economy, will bring significant benefits for Australia’s food and grocery sector. The US was originally included in the partnership, but President Donald Trump withdrew the country …

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Retail growth to level out in coming months

The October 2017 edition of the quarterly AFGC CHEP Retail Index has signalled continued retail turnover growth in Australia, but with a levelling out over the coming months of 2017, following the pickup in spending growth experienced in the first half of the year. The Index is based on transactional …

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