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Aussie food, beverage and grocery manufacturing is a pillar of strength

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has welcomed comments by the Federal Minister for Industry, Hon Karen Andrews today at the National Press Club that again confirms the strengths of Australia’s food, beverage and grocery manufacturing sector. The $122.1 billion Australian food, beverage and grocery manufacturing sector […]


    The Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA) has invited the general public, advertisers and other stakeholders to participate in the review of the Code that governs food and beverage advertising in Australia. The Food & Beverages Advertising Code (F&B Code) review also incorporates a review of […]

AFGC welcomes moves to strengthen Aussie manufacturing

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has welcomed moves by the Federal Government to strengthen the nation’s domestic manufacturing capabilities and shore up supply for the future. While the $122.1 billion food and grocery manufacturing sector remains Australia’s largest manufacturing sector, conditions have put businesses under pressure. […]

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 […]