Some years ago, a much smarter man than me wrote, “begin with the end in mind”. This advice, part of Stephen R. Coveys, best-selling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has sold over 25 million copies globally and is as relevant to creating a circular economy today, as it was when first published … Continue reading The Circular Economy: begin with the end in mind
The AFGC’s acting CEO Dr Geoffrey Annison puts in perspective the role Australia’s food industry has had in the COVID-19 and the recovery of Australian businesses. The year 2020 has certainly ushered Australia into uncertain times, and luckily for domestic consumers, the Australian food, grocery and beverage manufacturing sector was able to quickly jump into … Continue reading AFGC – keeping the shelves stocked
The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) is reassuring Australians that there is more than enough food being processed, as an increase in the purchasing of food and grocery products in Victoria begins to look similar to the ‘panic buying’ experience earlier in the year. Acting CEO Dr Geoffrey Annison said that with the unfortunate … Continue reading No need to panic, Australia produces enough food to feed 75 million people
The global spread of COVID-19 has been unprecedented. Its impact on economies has been more profound than any other crisis in recent history. And its ramifications on the freedoms we take for granted swift and paralysing. But in this uncertain time one thing is assured – that Australia’s food and grocery manufacturing sector will continue … Continue reading Why the food and beverage industry is vital during COVID-19
The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has welcomed moves by the Federal Government to strengthen the nation’s domestic manufacturing capabilities and shore up supply for the future. While the $122.1 billion food and grocery manufacturing sector remains Australia’s largest manufacturing sector, conditions have put businesses under pressure. The sector employs more than 273,300 Australians, … Continue reading AFGC welcomes federal government’s manufacturing initiatives
Despite strong domestic and global economic, political and social headwinds, Australia’s food, beverage and grocery manufacturing sector remains resilient. It is a key national employer, a trade powerhouse and contributes billions to the national economy. The Australian Food and Grocery Council’s latest annual industry snapshot, State of the Industry Report 2019, highlights where the strengths of … Continue reading Report highlights opportunities in food and beverage sector
In 2020, we are going to hear a lot more about the circular economy. While it is a catch cry that has existed for years, across the globe the push to embrace circular economy principles is accelerating with unprecedented pace. And, while Australia’s food, beverage, and grocery manufacturing sector is working hard to embrace the … Continue reading Policy makers need to lead the way with circular economy transition
International project delivery company, Wiley has launched at the The Better Future Video (www.thebetterfuturevideo.com), created to shine light on the age-old conundrum; how do we make the world a better place? Wiley have put forward the challenge to the food and agriculture industry to commit to a better future. There is a growing demand for … Continue reading Challenging the food industry to commit to a better future
Putting aside the basic need to turn a dollar, the biggest challenge facing a food manufacturer used to be DIFOTIS – delivering in full on time in spec. DIFOTIS was the first step to securing an ongoing mutually beneficial and rewarding relationship with the customer, notwithstanding the tensions between those selling and those buying arising … Continue reading Mastering the new evolution of DIFOTIS
Barry Cosier, director of sustainability for the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) tells Food & Beverage Industry News why there needs to be a rethink on how Australia recycles. It would be fair to say that most Australians could not imagine life without household recycling. Kerbside newspaper collections commenced across the country in the 1970s and … Continue reading Preventing a global recycling Armageddon
Australia’s food and grocery manufacturing sector is in many respects the quiet workhorse of the national economy. Australia’s largest manufacturing sector comprises companies that typically take produce from the farm and transform it into food and the consumer goods that every Australian needs every day. Fundamentally, the essentials of life. While this industry has built … Continue reading How much does food contribute to Australia’s economy?
The AFGC has welcomed the first round of the Australian Research Council Industrial Transformation Research Program, saying it will boost innovation and productivity capability in the food sector.
New Country of Origin Labels will appear on shelves before the end of the year – but will they really make a difference?
Food retailers have experienced lower growth than other retail sectors, but at 4 per cent, growth remains strong.
The US Food and Drug Administration has announced that there will be a three year phasing out of trans fats in the USA.
Woolworths will be the first major supermarket chain to sign the Food and Grocery Industry Code of Conduct.
The growth in food retailing has eased a little in recent months, with the Australian retail sector expected to slow further.
Food-related deaths and disease outbreaks will no longer be reported to the ACCC by product makers and sellers under new laws.
Aldi and Metcash are both on board for the new legally enforceable code developed by Coles, Woolworths and the AFGC.
The Food and Grocery Industry Code of Conduct has been tabled in Parliament, in a move to “level the playing field.”