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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WTO agreement important to build momentum for trade liberalisation
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 13:02

Trade Ministers from more than 150 nations meeting at the 9th WTO Ministerial Conference in Bali must seize the opportunity to reach a multilateral agreement that will build momentum for trade liberalisation.

Food and Grocery Code agreed by supermarkets and food industry
Monday, 18 November 2013 11:06

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) and Australia’s two largest supermarket retailers, Coles and Woolworths, have reached an historic agreement on the terms of a food and grocery industry code of conduct.

State of the Industry Report: Industry resilience drives opportunities for growth
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 04:12

The Australian Food and Grocery Council’s (AFGC) fifth annual economic snapshot State of the Industry 2013 commissioned from KPMG released today, shows signs of strong growth opportunities for the Australian food and beverage, grocery and fresh produce manufacturing sector despite experiencing difficult economic conditions.

Challenging Christmas in store for retailers
Monday, 28 October 2013 08:16

The 11th edition of the AFGC CHEP Retail Index suggests that retailers may be in for a challenging trading period this Christmas with year-on-year growth in retail sales slowing and a turnaround not expected in the remaining months of this year.

Skipping breakfast on the rise among Aussie school children
Tuesday, 24 September 2013 12:56
New research shows one in seven Australian school children are skipping breakfast1, a meal linked to improved school performance and lower BMIs in children.2,3,4

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