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Stimulus package will help secure Aussie food and grocery manufacturing jobs

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has applauded the Federal Government for its fast-tracked and generous economic stimulus package, announced today in response to the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic. The nation’s food, beverage and grocery industry – Australia’s largest manufacturing sector – will benefit from the package, which […]


In the wake of coronavirus, the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) is working closely with suppliers and supermarkets to ensure minimal disruption to supply chains. Australian consumers can be confident essential products and their favourite brands will continue to be available as the coronavirus runs its course. […]


The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has welcomed the Federal Government’s commitment to invest in the nation’s waste market through incentivisation and increased capacity. Speaking at today’s National Plastics Summit, Prime Minister Scott Morrison signalled a move towards government incentivisation and co-investment to support industry. He also […]

Plastics Summit opportunity for collaboration, action: AFGC

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) is proud to be taking part in today’s National Plastics Summit, which is a unique and valuable opportunity for government, industry and the community to come together and collaborate on waste and recycling issues. The summit is a Federal Government initiative […]

Support Australian farmers, manufacturers and businesses this Australia Day, say peak bodies

    Australia’s peak farming, food manufacturing and small business groups have banded together, urging the community to back the nation’s growers, makers and businesses this Australia Day. With ongoing drought, and recent fire and flood ravaging much of the country, Australian farmers, food manufacturers and businesses, small […]

Industry welcomes National Plastics Summit

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement of a National Plastics Summit in March 2020. On the back of already positive moves by the Federal Government to address recycling, waste and plastics, this announcement is one that Industry is pleased to hear and […]

Victoria Australia’s top food and grocery product exporter

Victoria has established itself as Australia’s leading export state, accounting for $10.6 billion (30.8 per cent) of the nation’s total export output. The findings, contained in the Australian Food and Grocery Council’s (AFGC) new State of the Industry Report 2017-18, also showed the state’s food and grocery manufacturing […]

Exports buoy Australian food and grocery manufacturing industry amid tough domestic conditions, new report shows

The Australian Food and Grocery Council’s (AFGC) latest annual industry snapshot shows the nation’s food and grocery manufacturing sector remains a key economic contributor and employer, injecting $122.1 billion into the economy. The AFGC’s State of the Industry Report 2019 shows the sector experienced 4.5 per cent real […]

Australian food and grocery exports drive growth, inject $38.3b into national economy

Exports are driving growth in the nation’s food and grocery manufacturing sector, with latest figures from the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) showing they are worth $38.3 billion to the economy. AFGC CEO Tanya Barden said despite tough domestic and global economic conditions, Australian food and grocery […]

Food export deregulation will cut red tape, end paper shuffling

Proposed deregulation reforms by the Morrison Government to make exporting Australian food products simpler and more streamlined have been welcomed by the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC). The reforms, announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison overnight, would put an end to “paper shuffling”, with a move towards […]