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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National Litter Count Shows better alternatives to a CDS
Monday, 19 August 2013 11:20

The latest National Litter index released today shows Victoria has achieved Australia’s best reduction of littered beverage containers. This is without having a Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) and shows there are better, cheaper and more effective waste reduction alternatives, said the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC).

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Consumers to pay for flawed container deposit tax
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 16:43

Today’s announcement by the Northern Territory Government that it will reinstate its failed Cash for Containers Scheme means that consumers will bear the cost of what is effectively a tax on drink containers, according to the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC).

 

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Food industry already actioning plan to reduce salt and encourage healthy lifestyle choices
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 11:25

The Australian food industry continues to take significant steps through innovation, reformulation and other initiatives to assist Australians to improve their health and wellbeing with a strong focus on salt reduction, said the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC).

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Retail growth remains slow but signs are improving
Monday, 29 July 2013 12:07

The latest edition of the AFGC CHEP Retail Index shows the recent trend for declining growth in retail sales continued through the June quarter but predicts the rate of year-on-year growth will increase by the September quarter.

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Industry continues to invest despite declining profitability
Thursday, 27 June 2013 09:30

The Australian Food and Grocery Council today released its first Competitiveness and Sustainable Growth Report the most detailed financial health check ever undertaken of Australia’s $110bn food and grocery manufacturing sector.

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