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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Commission of Audit Release Outlines Key Reforms
Friday, 02 May 2014 09:23

The release of the Commission of Audit today provides a comprehensive road map for the Australian Government to return the budget to surplus, modernise the Australian economy and address the long term economic challenges the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) said today.

Retail sales continue to strengthen
Thursday, 01 May 2014 14:06

The 13th AFGC CHEP Retail Index, released today, shows year-on-year growth in retail sales continued to lift in the March quarter with a rise of 5.8 per cent, and further strengthening is expected.

Japanese Free Trade Agreement to Boost Food and Grocery Exports
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 09:22

The announcement by the Prime Minister that Australia has reached agreement with Japan on a Free Trade Agreement is a boost for Australia's food and grocery exports.

Australian Food and Grocery Sector welcomes Regulation Reform
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 15:54

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) supports the Government’s serious commitment to reduce the regulatory burden on businesses,” AFGC CEO Mr Gary Dawson said today.

AFGC Welcomes Victorian Government Food to Asia Action Plan
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 12:13

 The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) welcomed the release of the Victorian Government’s Food to Asia Action Plan as a positive step to enhance competitiveness and growth in the domestic food processing sector.


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