Protein Sizzles – the plant-based protein debate

By Dr Alan Barclay National Retail Association Health & Nutrition Advisor    In the wake of growing consumer interest and acceptance of plant-based...

By Dr Alan Barclay National Retail Association Health & Nutrition Advisor    In the wake of growing consumer interest and acceptance of plant-based proteins, the Australian Senate recently launched an Inquiry into the definitions of meat and other animal products, to ensure that Australian producers of animal-based proteins are not being unfairly affected...

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Everything you need to know: The new Food & Beverages Advertising Code

The new Food and Beverages Advertising Code (the Code) has been adopted by the Australian Association of National Advertisers...

The new Food and Beverages Advertising Code (the Code) has been adopted by the Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA) as part of advertising and marketing self-regulation and applies to all media, both traditional and digital. The Code is effective from 1 November 2021 and applies to any advertising medium...

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What the UK’s new National Food Strategy means for Australian businesses

By Dr Alan Barclay National Retail Association Health & Nutrition Advisor  Restauranteur and business man Henry Dimbleby has led a team of...

By Dr Alan Barclay National Retail Association Health & Nutrition Advisor  Restauranteur and business man Henry Dimbleby has led a team of agriculturalists, food industry executives, food-activists and food-related academics to develop the latest UK National Food Strategy, officially released 15 July 2021. The ambitious Strategy aims to achieve 4 main goals by...

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NEWSFLASH – SA Government seeking urgent input on the single-use plastic legislation

Green Industries SA (GISA) are urgently seeking South Australian business input via a survey designed to benchmark awareness and...

Green Industries SA (GISA) are urgently seeking South Australian business input via a survey designed to benchmark awareness and knowledge of the single-use plastic legislation. South Australian businesses, especially those in food and hospitality, should take notice and contribute their feedback as this legislation will affect your business. Businesses can be...

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Aussie shoppers splurge record $47.5 billion during Christmas, according to ABS

December 2017 retail sales data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has revealed that Australians splurged...

December 2017 retail sales data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has revealed that Australians splurged a record $47.5 billion during the 2017 Christmas period. The figures closely align with the pre-Christmas forecasts made by peak retail industry body the National Retail Association (NRA), who predicted $48...

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The Retail Panel: How is the grocery industry evolving in 2018?

Last Thursday, our CEO Dominique Lamb, and a panel of retail experts discussed the future of Australia’s grocery industry...

Last Thursday, our CEO Dominique Lamb, and a panel of retail experts discussed the future of Australia’s grocery industry on ABC Radio. Below are some insights from the discussion. While the lower end of the grocery market dominated by Aldi, and Coles and Woolworths dominate the mainstream market, David Jones...

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Time running out for food producers to adopt Country of Origin labelling

Food businesses have less than six months left before the new country of origin labelling requirements become mandatory on 1...

Food businesses have less than six months left before the new country of origin labelling requirements become mandatory on 1 July 2018. Australian consumers have made it known they want clearer and more meaningful country of origin food labelling so they can make more informed choices about the food they buy. The...

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United Voice set to merge with NUW

Written by Sid Sidhu and Troy Wild, NRA Legal Employee union, United Voice, is set to merge with the National...

Written by Sid Sidhu and Troy Wild, NRA Legal Employee union, United Voice, is set to merge with the National Union of Workers (‘NUW’) following a signed Memorandum of Understanding by both organisations to explore options for a “new union model”. The unions have revealed plans to meet in November to...

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NSW serves up high standard of food safety

by David Stout, NRA Policy & Industry Engagement At the NRA we are committed to ensuring that we are proactively...

by David Stout, NRA Policy & Industry Engagement At the NRA we are committed to ensuring that we are proactively seeking to have an intimate understanding of issues, such as food safety, in order to best advise our members throughout Australia. The Retail and Food Service Industry Group regularly hold information...

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07/05/17 ACCC urges action on food labelling compliance

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is urging retailers to take action to ensure compliance with new food...

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is urging retailers to take action to ensure compliance with new food labelling requirements which come into effect on 1 July 2018. Previously, country of origin labelling was regulated under the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, but now these requirements have effect...

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Menu labelling laws kick in for QLD

Food labelling in the spotlight for Qld’s fast food and snack chains This time last year, the Palaszczuk Government...

Food labelling in the spotlight for Qld’s fast food and snack chains This time last year, the Palaszczuk Government passed the Health Legislation Amendment Bill, giving food businesses 12 months to introduce the kilojoule content of their food and drinks into their point-of-sale materials.As of 25 March, the new legislation...

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New food labelling website

The NSW Food Authority is helping consumers and industry navigate the often overwhelming world of food labels with an...

The NSW Food Authority is helping consumers and industry navigate the often overwhelming world of food labels with an online, interactive food labelling hub. The new resource on the Food Authority website aims to help consumers make informed choices about food, and industry to find information essential to food labelling...

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Modern Awards Update

Following the 4 yearly review of the Modern Awards by the Fair Work Commission, a number of changes have...

Following the 4 yearly review of the Modern Awards by the Fair Work Commission, a number of changes have been introduced to ensure consistency around annual leave provisions.Under the updated Storage Services and Wholesale Award 2010:EFT: An employee paid by electronic funds transfer (EFT) may be paid in accordance...

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MEMBER ONLY ARTICLE – BDO complimentary engagement session

BDO is a global professional services firm that service a diverse range of clients, from large corporate organisations to...

BDO is a global professional services firm that service a diverse range of clients, from large corporate organisations to private businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals across a broad array of industry sectors.Their Retail team uses more than just the combined knowledge and experience of our staff and partners to provide...

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New country of origin food labels

Many consumers want information about where their food comes from. It is against the law for suppliers to mislead...

Many consumers want information about where their food comes from. It is against the law for suppliers to mislead you about the country of origin of products.New country of origin food labelsOn 1 July 2016, a new country of origin food labelling system will commence under the Australian Consumer...

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Food labelling reforms given the green light

State and territory governments recently reached agreement to reform Australia's current country of origin food labelling system.Whilst not imposing...

State and territory governments recently reached agreement to reform Australia's current country of origin food labelling system.Whilst not imposing an overly onerous burden on businesses, the new food labelling system will provide Australian consumers with more clarity on whether the product/s they are purchasing are made, produced or grown...

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