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Year: 2022

Food and grocery manufacturing holds strength despite pandemic stress

August 15, 2022

Australian food and grocery manufacturing rose in value to $133.6 billion in 2020/21 despite COVID-19 pandemic disruption   Local stocking up and panic buying offset a 17.1 percent fall in exports  Since 2020/21 major floods in Australia and the war in Ukraine have worsened the challenge for a stressed […]

Investing in skills and building self-reliance the right focus for Australia

July 29, 2022

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) welcomes the Albanese government’s commitment to building the resilience of Australian manufacturing and the broader economy in response to the unprecedented challenges now facing essential industries.  AFGC CEO Tanya Barden said federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers’ focus on supply chains, skills and […]

Food, grocery manufacturing costs are key for June inflation

July 27, 2022

The peak industry body for Australia’s food and grocery manufacturers warns unrelenting cost pressures on the sector could drive annual inflation close to seven per cent in the June 2022 quarter. Australian Food and Grocery Council CEO Tanya Barden says the impacts of supply chain disruptions, COVID-19 and […]

Cost pressures affecting Australian food and grocery manufacturers

April 28, 2022

AFGC CEO Tanya Barden says Australian food and grocery manufacturers are facing cost pressures that are starting to flow through to supermarket shelves.  “All manufacturers of food and groceries are facing pressure and that is starting to flow through to supermarket shelves,” Ms Barden said.  “Over the past […]

Federal budget a welcome boost for regional food and grocery manufacturing

March 29, 2022

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) welcomes the support for regional manufacturing delivered in tonight’s Federal Budget. The $2 billion Regional Accelerator Program (RAP) announced in the budget provides important support to regional food and grocery manufacturers, who employ 40 per cent of this $132 billion industry’s […]