Industry News

This section contains the latest news, information and major events facing Australia's food and grocery sector.  AFGC will update the newsroom during breaking news and major industry developments.

Fruit growers urge consumers to buy local

Australia’s peak body for the apple and pear sector, Apple and Pear Australia, is encouraging consumers to support Australian growers by choosing local products over imported at the checkout.

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Sneaky way to combat childhood obesity

Researchers at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) claim to have found a way of fighting obesity by “sneaking” nutrients into children's snacks.

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UK manufacturer enters Australian and NZ markets by license of Unilever sauce brands

A leading UK convenience food manufacturer, Symington’s Ltd (Symington’s) has reached an agreement to license Unilever’s wet sauces portfolio in Australia and New Zealand.

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Kellogg names new local managing director

Kellogg has appointed a senior US manufacturing executive to take the helm in Australia and New Zealand.

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Coles to help save troubled Spring Gully pickles

Australian supermarket giant Coles has awarded a new national contract for its own brand pickled onions to food manufacturer Spring Gully Foods Pty Ltd (Spring Gully) just a few days after the South Australian food company was placed in voluntary administration.

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