• In this episode, Food & Drink Business editor Kim Berry is joined by Australian Food & Grocery Council (AFGC) CEO, Tanya Barden, to discuss the current state of play for Australia’s food and grocery sector.
    In this episode, Food & Drink Business editor Kim Berry is joined by Australian Food & Grocery Council (AFGC) CEO, Tanya Barden, to discuss the current state of play for Australia’s food and grocery sector.
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In this episode, Food & Drink Business editor Kim Berry is joined by Australian Food & Grocery Council (AFGC) CEO, Tanya Barden, to discuss the current state of play for Australia’s food and grocery sector.

Tanya gives us an overview of the challenges faced by the industry with increased cost pressures, ageing assets, and a lack of investment. We discuss the role of government grants and tax incentives to invest in Australia’s production capabilities, and the lack of representation of the sector in the Future Made in Australia strategy.

We explore the many inquiries underway in Australia, focussing on the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct Review. Tanya explains the potential to improve relationships between retailers and suppliers, implications if the code becomes mandatory, and her concerns about unintended consequences of some suggestions being considered. We also look at the global market, touch on novel foods and consider the current review of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act.

We wrap up by discussing the Council's continued efforts to improve advocacy, industry insights, and reporting trends to its members.

LINKS:
Sponsored by CommBank
commbank.com.au/manufacturing

Australian Food & Grocery Council:
www.afgc.org.au

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