Putting aside the basic need to turn a dollar, the biggest challenge facing a food manufacturer used to be DIFOTIS – delivering in full on time in spec. DIFOTIS was the first step to securing an ongoing mutually beneficial and rewarding relationship with the customer, notwithstanding the tensions between those selling and those buying arising … Continue reading Mastering the new evolution of DIFOTIS
Barry Cosier, director of sustainability for the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) tells Food & Beverage Industry News why there needs to be a rethink on how Australia recycles. It would be fair to say that most Australians could not imagine life without household recycling. Kerbside newspaper collections commenced across the country in the 1970s and … Continue reading Preventing a global recycling Armageddon
Australia’s food and grocery manufacturing sector is in many respects the quiet workhorse of the national economy. Australia’s largest manufacturing sector comprises companies that typically take produce from the farm and transform it into food and the consumer goods that every Australian needs every day. Fundamentally, the essentials of life. While this industry has built … Continue reading How much does food contribute to Australia’s economy?
The AFGC has welcomed the first round of the Australian Research Council Industrial Transformation Research Program, saying it will boost innovation and productivity capability in the food sector.
New Country of Origin Labels will appear on shelves before the end of the year – but will they really make a difference?
Food retailers have experienced lower growth than other retail sectors, but at 4 per cent, growth remains strong.
The US Food and Drug Administration has announced that there will be a three year phasing out of trans fats in the USA.
Woolworths will be the first major supermarket chain to sign the Food and Grocery Industry Code of Conduct.
The growth in food retailing has eased a little in recent months, with the Australian retail sector expected to slow further.
Food-related deaths and disease outbreaks will no longer be reported to the ACCC by product makers and sellers under new laws.
Aldi and Metcash are both on board for the new legally enforceable code developed by Coles, Woolworths and the AFGC.
The Food and Grocery Industry Code of Conduct has been tabled in Parliament, in a move to “level the playing field.”
After a stronger-than-expected Christmas trading period, retail spending growth will slow heading into 2015.
Tony Abbott and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced the conclusion of negotiations on the ChAFTA.
Growth in retail trade is expected to slow to 3.2 percent in the lead up to Christmas, according to the AFGC CHEP Retail Index.
The AFGC says the practices of supermarkets need to be tested in court, with Coles accused of “unconscionable conduct” in regards to its treatment of suppliers.
Tony Abbott said that he will announce more cuts to red tape within the food manufacturing sector over the coming month.
A voluntary marketing initiative means food brands can decide which products are suitable for marketing to children.
Food Magazine recently caught up with Coeliac Australia and The AFGC to chat about potential amendments to the current gluten free standard.
Year-on-year growth in retail sales remains strong, according to the AFGC CHEP Retail Index.