Peak industry group for the grocery sector, the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has welcomed an announcement from the minister for small business, Bruce Billson on the government’s review of competition law.
The Australian Food and Grocery Council has put its support behind The Omnibus Repeal Day (Autumn 2014) Bill, which it says will reduce regulatory burdens on businesses.
The Australian Food and Grocery Council has told the Federal Government that restrictions on coal-seam gas developments in NSW and Victoria could cost the food industry $170m per year in increased gas prices.
Peak lobby group, the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has welcomed the release of the Victorian Government’s Food to Asia Action Plan.
Dr Steve Hambleton, president of the Australian Medical Association (AMA) has accused the Australian food industry of ‘undermining’ the Health Star Rating System.
The Australian Food and Grocery Council has said that it contacted assistant health minister, Fiona Nash’s office on the day that the health star rating website was taken offline.
Supermarket giant Coles has taken its Down Down discounted range a step further, offering up to 34 percent off the original price on a number of popular brands as part of its Deeper Down Down offering.
The Australian Food and Grocery Council has announced its support of a $100 million co-investment from Coca-Cola Amatil and the Victorian government to SPC Ardmona, but says the investment needs to be followed by regulatory reform.
Only eight hours after its official launch last Wednesday, the government’s long-awaited Health Star Rating website was pulled down, allegedly due to the intervention of a senior minister.
Since Australia’s food and health ministers confirmed their commitment to the health star rating system, there’s been a steady trickle of food industry media aimed at undermining the scheme. And it appears to be working.
A recent evaluation of the Federal Government initiative, the Food and Health Dialogue, has found the program to be failing in its efforts to improve the nutritional content of food and promote the importance of healthy eating.
The 12th edition of the AFGC CHEP Retail Index was released today indicating that retail sales have enjoyed its strongest growth year-on-year since early 2010.
Geoffrey Annison, deputy chief executive of the Australian Food and Grocery Council, provides an update on the progress surrounding front of pack nutrition labelling, arguing there’s still more work to be done.
Consumer watchdog Choice says that new food labels designed to encourage healthy eating are under threat due to pressure from the food industry.
The Australian Food and Grocery Council has stated that a multilateral agreement must be reached at the 9th WTO Ministerial Conference in order to build momentum for trade liberalisation.
Despite creating voluntary codes to restrict the television advertisements of unhealthy foods to children, consumer group Choice has found that fast food companies aren’t applying the same restrictions to their social media marketing and mobile phone apps.
Coles and Woolworths, together with the Australian Food and Grocery Council, have agreed to a voluntary code regulating their dealings with suppliers.
The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has released its fifth annual economic snapshot of the food and beverage, grocery and fresh produce industries, titled State of the Industry 2013.
The food manufacturing industry is pleading with the Abbott government to remove burdens and free up investment in new production, following some disheartening figures released by the Australian Food and Grocery Council.
Finalising free trade discussions, cutting red tape and reducing energy costs are at the top of the list of priorities food manufacturers hope the new Abbott Ministry will commit to.