Competitiveness and Sustainable Growth

Challenges for the Australian food and grocery industry.

Australia’s food and grocery sector is under intense pressure from a range of forces including the competitive nature of the supermarket retailoring sector; subdued confidence in the broader economic environment; a strong Australian currency; and a comparatively higher cost of doing business in Australia than other countries.

AFGC has partnered with KPMG to deliver a fact based analysis of the financial performance of the food and grocery industry within Australia. Using a combination of financial modelling, interviews and surveys with industry leaders, the report clearly indicates that the food and grocery manufacturing industry is facing continued pressure to remain competitive and grow.

The report provides statistically sound analysis of the FMCG industry; supports anecdotal information of the significant pressure on businesses and their margins; and allows individual business to gain insight into the financial realities of the Australian marketplace.