Blog April 2022

This subject is very close to my heart – owning a Manufacturing Business here in Adelaide and Having just re-purchased the licence to advertise the Australian Logo, I thought it was a good time to give you some other information as to why you should try and support all Australian made Manufacturing.

Why should we support Australian Made products whenever we can –

Manufacturing contributes about six per cent of Australia’s GDP and supports 862,200 jobs. It also punches above its weight in its contribution to R&D and is a growing contributor to our exports.

Australian workers in manufacturing are among the most skilled in the world, highly trained in manufacturing execution systems and quality control.

One positive that has come from Covid is that more designers are wanting to have their garments made here which is causing a more positive outcome….

Manufacturing on the rise: Best industry performance in years. Latest figures indicate the local manufacturing industry has enjoyed a resurgence resulting from increased demand, and it’s having knock-on effects for employment.

Which household brands are still Australian owned?

  • Arnott’s. Key products: TimTam, Shapes, Jatz. …
  • Key products: Tea and coffee. …
  • Uncle Tobys. Key products: Roll Ups, Cheerios, Le Snak, Oats. …
  • Key products: Tomato sauce, soup, chutney.

Is Vegemite made in Australia?

Bega Cheese Limited purchased the VEGEMITE brand in 2017, returning VEGEMITE to Australian ownership for the first time in over 90 years. VEGEMITE has been proudly made in Port Melbourne, Australia since 1923.

Which peanut butter is Australian?

bega Peanut Butter – Australia’s favourite peanut butter* is now Australian owned by Bega. Made with the same recipe in Australia for over 50 years, it’s never oily, never dry with the same taste you’ve always loved!

Is weetbix Australian?

still 100 per cent Australian-owned and made, today Weet-Bix is sold in some 22 countries across the world.

How can you tell if food is Australian made?

If you’re not entirely sure if something is made in Australia, the good news is that there’s a few ways to check:

  • Australian Made, Australian Grown (AMAG). The quickest way to tell if it’s made here is to spot the green triangle logo on either the website or more commonly, on the packaging itself. The AMAG symbol certifies the product is in fact made in Australia.
  • Factory locations. Having a quick look at the “About” page of the product’s website can give more information on where it was made. Some Australian made and owned companies will make it clear their manufacturing factories are still in Australia.
  • Reputable websites. We also suggest checking out the   website as it holds a list of the brands and products that are made here. There are also Facebook groups that are dedicated to the cause which you can join.

I often have trouble making sure that what I am buying is Australian Made and Owned and did a quick search and found this online tool…..

I want to thank all of you for being loyal customers to Jem and keeping us going through the hardest times I have ever know.  We have been around for about 40 years and really hope can survive the next few.  I would love to give you VIP customers a gift of $20 OFF you next purchase if you come in or phone your order through by the end of APRIL 2022




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