Supporting members and the industry
Founded in 1995, the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) is an industry association whose mission is to be the voice of the food and grocery supply industry and a valued service provider to members. Our vision is for a thriving and trusted industry that Sustains Australia.
We work with members to develop policy positions and represent member views to government, trading partners and stakeholders. We also provide members with a platform for collective action and provide information and insights to help them navigate complex industry issues..
“AFGC has a strong impact on key issues and can quickly take the temperature of the market.”
Small food manufacturing member
Gaining recognition for the industry
The food and grocery supply industry provides the products Australian’s use every day. It is an industry that takes the fresh produce from Australian farmers and turns it into the iconic products we know and trust.
The industry contributes in excess of $127.1 billion to the Australian economy and is vital to the wealth of the nation. It employs over 274,835 people, offering products to support healthy lifestyles and cares for the environment.
The industry supports farmers and regional communities by producing high quality products for consumers in Australian and overseas. Our advocacy work ensures that political and policy decision makers and key stakeholders recognise the scale of the contributions of the industry.
AFGC helps food and grocery manufacturers and suppliers make a positive impact through collective action on issues impacting the industry. Members are able to gain:
- Influence commercial, economic, regulatory, health and environmental issues
- Improvements through events that enable networking, knowledge sharing and performance benchmarking to enhance business strategies and results
- Insights that can lead to new business opportunities, ways to reduce costs and advanced notice of changes to regulation or markets that affect some businesses
- Introductions to key stakeholders through our established relationships