Coles Group CEO, Steven Cain has indicated that fresh food inflation will ease in the second half of this financial year, with iceberg lettuce prices already dropping to $3. Read more
AFGC CEO Tanya Barden says Australian food and grocery manufacturers are facing cost pressures that are starting to flow through to supermarket shelves. Read more
Tens of millions of dollars in extra funding for Australia’s food and beverage sector is being viewed as a positive step forward for the industry. Read more
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the food and beverage industry was significant and highlighted some areas in the supply chain that need to be addressed. Read more
The Federal Budget 2022-23 has allocated $2 billion in the Regional Accelerator Program (RAP), to support regional food and grocery manufacturers who employ 40 per cent of this $132 billion industry’s workforce. Read more
The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has welcomed the UN Environment Assembly’s passing of a resolution to begin negotiations on a global treaty to end plastic pollution.
Cleanaway, a waste management company, and Qenos, a plastics manufacturer, will conduct a feasibility study into converting soft plastic waste and mixed plastics to feedstock, and create recycled polyethylene plastic for use in a new food-grade plastic packaging. Read more
Celebrating National Recycling Week last week, the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) is leading a big change in how soft plastics will be recycled in the food and grocery manufacturing industry, via the National Plastics Recycling Scheme (NPRS). Read more
The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) supports the federal government’s commitment of net zero emissions by 2050 and will work with government to achieve this target and meaningful progress on emissions in the interim.
With a sophisticated supply chain that spans the country and reaches out around the world, Australia’s food and grocery manufacturing industry is the link between our world-class agricultural sector and the supermarket shelves. Read more
Australia’s food and grocery manufacturing industry is working around the clock, keeping supermarket shelves stocked with Australians in nearly every corner of the country needed to turn up to work to ensure supply. Read more
New data from the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has shown the value of Australia’s food and grocery manufacturing industry has grown by four per cent to almost $133 billion, driven by a rise in the value of exports. Read more
Australian food and grocery manufacturing plays a vital role in the life of every Australian. The depth, diversity and ingenuity of this local industry will be on display in a new season of online series Sustaining Australia TV, launched on 21 July. Read more
The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has announced a new partnership with fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) senior executive search group, Touchstone Executive Search. Read more
The NSW Plastic Action Plan and Waste and Sustainable Materials Strategy has been released as an integrated approach from the NSW government to manage plastic and develop a long-term waste, litter and recycling plan. Read more
The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC), peak body for food and grocery manufacturing, has announced it will partner with standards group GS1 Australia to drive uptake of new standards and technology in the food and grocery manufacturing industry. Read more