After a stronger-than-expected Christmas trading period, retail spending growth will slow heading into 2015.
Tony Abbott and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced the conclusion of negotiations on the ChAFTA.
Growth in retail trade is expected to slow to 3.2 percent in the lead up to Christmas, according to the AFGC CHEP Retail Index.
The AFGC says the practices of supermarkets need to be tested in court, with Coles accused of “unconscionable conduct” in regards to its treatment of suppliers.
Tony Abbott said that he will announce more cuts to red tape within the food manufacturing sector over the coming month.
A voluntary marketing initiative means food brands can decide which products are suitable for marketing to children.
Food Magazine recently caught up with Coeliac Australia and The AFGC to chat about potential amendments to the current gluten free standard.
Year-on-year growth in retail sales remains strong, according to the AFGC CHEP Retail Index.
Peak industry associations have called for the release of a COAG container deposit scheme report.
Six industry associations have released an analysis of the impact of escalating gas prices on the Australian economy.
In our latest Week in Focus video, we discuss the growing export opportunities for Australian food manufacturers in Asia.
The AFGC and Austrade have published a series of reports highlighting new export opportunities that exist in Asian markets.
Consumer concerns surrounding the migration of chemicals from packaging into food have highlighted a gap in food safety regulations.
The AFGC says that food manufacturers are “being squeezed” by increasingly high manufacturing costs.
The release of the 2014 Federal Budget has sparked debate about which industries are this year’s winners and which are the losers, but it’s not necessarily that simple.
The Australian Food and Grocery Council has urged the government to continue securing free trade agreements in its submission to the federal review of agribusiness policy.
The 13th Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) CHEP Retail Index shows year-on-year growth in retail sales continued to lift in the March quarter.
In a move to encourage more manufacturers to stay within the gluten free market, the Australian Food and Grocery Council is looking to have the definition of gluten-free modified to include safe trace levels of gluten in manufactured products.
The Australian Dairy Industry Council has criticised the proposed Australia-Japan free trade agreement, stating the agreement has fallen well below industry expectations.
The National Farmers Federation (NFF) is standing firm on its position to support a mandatory code of conduct following an invitation from Coles, Woolworths and the Australian Food and Grocery Council to re-join negotiations on their preferred voluntary model.