Tag Archives: Tanya Barden

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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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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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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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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Food and beverage driving Australian manufacturing

The value to Australian manufacturing of Australia’s $126 billion food, beverage and grocery sector has increased by more than 30 per cent in seven years (2007-08 to 2014-15) according to research by the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC). AFGC Director of Economics Tanya Barden says the policy paper compiled …

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