Tag Archives: export

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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ECG to buy Metcash’s China export business

E-commerce company ECG has announced it will buy 85 per cent of wholesaler Metcash’s China export business. The companies have entered into a binding Heads of Agreement. This will see ECG will acquire 85 per cent of Metcash Export Services, which includes Metcash Asia, its China-based subsidiary. ‘One-stop offering’ ECG …

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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 Beverage Exporters Forum

The Food and Beverage Exporters Forum is set to take place at the International Convention Centre in Sydney on Tuesday September 12. The Forum is an opportunity for the industry to engage with export managers from a diverse market background. Information and topics covered will include how they select markets …

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Metcash and Chinese retail giant in export deal

One of the largest non-government retailers in China, Suning Holdings Group, has signed an agreement with Metcash to introduce Australian and New Zealand products to the Chinese market. During a recent trip to Australia, Suning International VP Steven Zhang met with local Metcash vendors, then signed a memorandum of understanding …

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FIAL renews partnership deal with Efic

The partnership between Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL) and export credit agency Efic, aimed at helping Australian food and agribusinesses secure finance to access new export markets, has been renewed. FIAL is working with Efic to raise industry awareness of new export opportunities, while also helping businesses understand how Efic’s …

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G&M launches native skin care range

In keeping with its philosophy of innovation and continuous improvements, G&M Australian Cosmetics has launched the Native Australian range, featuring indigenous ingredients such as Kakadu plum, finger lime and quandong fruit.  Combining the best practices of skin care manufacturing and traditional native fruits, G&M Australian Cosmetics says it is keeping …

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Exporters on the up

Australian exporters say the outlook for their business has improved in the past 12 months and they plan to expand into new international markets. The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) has released Australia’s International Business Survey 2016 (AIBS 2016) Highlights Report, which shows 67 per cent of exporters believe the …

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