Tag Archives: Australian Food and Grocery Council

Food and grocery manufacturers embrace lower gas prices

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has welcomed government’s announcement that it will introduce a range of measures aimed at reducing gas prices following discussions with Centre Alliance. AFGC CEO Tanya Barden says the significant price hikes over the past five years have damaged the competitiveness of food and …

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Aussies not eating enough fruit

Insights reveal while a majority of Australians feel healthy and the health food segment is growing, 67 per cent are overweight or obese, only 17 per cent meet physical activity guidelines and only five per cent eat enough fruit. IRI Asia-Pacific Chief Commercial Officer, Alistair Leathwood delivered interesting insights into …

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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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Tax incentives welcomed by AFGC

Opposition leader Bill Shorten has announced the Australian Investment Guarantee, which will provide targeted tax incentives for Australian industries and Australian jobs. The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has welcomed the announcement, with CEO Tanya Barden saying the announcement is in line with what the AFGC has been proposing …

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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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Food and grocery sector driving manufacturing jobs

The Australian Food and Grocery Council’s (AFGC) ninth annual industry snapshot State of the Industry 2017, shows that the $127.4 billion Australian food and grocery sector added more than 7,300 jobs in 2015-16, reflecting significant resilience in the sector. AFGC CEO Tanya Barden says the report, compiled by EY, highlights …

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