Media Releases

This section includes the latest media releases, columns and media comments by AFGC and on behalf of the food and grocery industry.

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Gas reforms critical according to Energy Green Paper
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 15:22

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) welcomes the release of the Energy Green Paper, which, combined with the Competition Policy Review released yesterday emphasises Australia still has a way to go in improving the competitiveness of domestic energy markets.

Food and Grocery Code Key to Competitive Retailing Markets
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 10:20

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has welcomed the release today of the Competition Policy Review Draft report.

Consultation draft important step in finalising Code of Conduct
Thursday, 07 August 2014 09:09

The release of the discussion paper ‘Improving Commercial Relationships in the Food and Grocery Sector' by the Federal Government is an integral part of finalising a Food and Grocery Code of Conduct that provides greater transparency and certainty for food and grocery suppliers in their transactions with supermarkets, said the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) today.

Growth strong but slowing
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 10:31

The 14th AFGC CHEP Retail Index released today shows year-on-year growth in retail sales remains strong despite easing moderately in the June quarter.

Business groups call for transparency on COAG packaging report
Thursday, 24 July 2014 13:58

An alliance of Australia’s top business associations have called for a COAG report, the Packaging Impacts Decision Regulation Impact Statement (DRIS), prepared for the nation’s environment ministers on a proposed national container deposit scheme, to be made public.


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