Australian food industry not in a happy state

Australian food industry not in a happy state

By Ankush Chibber

Australia’s food manufacturing sector is facing significant economic challenges that require urgent attention from the government, according to the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) in it's annual assessment of the industry.

Australia's carbon tax: A costly move for the food industry says AFGC

Australian food industry chews over bitter carbon tax

By Kacey Culliney

Australia’s carbon tax will hit the food industry hard with imports likely to be favoured in light of unavoidable price spikes, the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has said.

Singapore government pledges $45m to food manufacturing sector

Singapore invests $45m in food manufacturing

By Kacey Culliney

Singapore’s government has pledged funds over the next five years towards the country’s food manufacturing sector in a bid to improve productivity by 20%.

130,000 job losses by 2020: report

Australian food industry could shed 130,000 jobs by 2020, report

By Ankush Chibber

Failure to introduce reforms in Australia’s food and grocery sector now could see the country’s domestic industry become significantly less competitive by 2020 as falling growth will translate to job losses, a new report suggests.

New Zealand gas leak sparks fears over production losses

Gas leak sparks fears over food production losses

By Nilpa Shah

A gas leak on New Zealand’s upper North Island forced the closure of many food factories in the affected area, stifling production and increasing concerns for the country’s economy.


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