Direct Groceries at DirectGroceries.com.au
compliments our FarmFreshAuctions site and will offer online groceries direct from food manufactures, wholesalers and trade suppliers.
As long as the company is based in Australia, pays Aussies workers and if grocery products have all or some proportion of Aussies food, than we class them as Aussie made.
It is common knowledge some Aussie companies are overseas owned, that is fact of life but as long as Aussies are employed and the company pays tax and operates an ethical business, then we are happy to have them on board.
The “Australian Made” campaign has been popular with over 10,000 products in the scheme and 98% of Aussies recognize this logo which for a brand name is very high.
Today, over 70% of buyers look at the country of origin when purchasing food products.
We consider a product to be Australian made if it is:
- Australian owned with Australian ingredients
- Australian owned with Australian and Imported ingredients
- Australian owned with imported products packaged in Australia.
Our description will clearly state the above so it is easy for the buyer to recognize Australian foods and if imported foods are included in the Australian food, or if it is just packaged here.
With over 40% of our population born overseas we will bring imported foods online as well.
We have all travelled overseas and had enjoyable meals while on holidays but these fresh tasty foods are not in our supermarkets so we plan to bring the best quality overseas foods into our online direct groceries.
All imported foods must comply with our Australian Quarantine laws.
We recommend countries that have high food standards such as New Zealand, Singapore and Japan. Japan has a good reputation, with its population having the highest life expectancy.
In Asia, Singapore has the highest reputable standards, rice for Thailand is a good standard, but seafood does have a severe question mark over them - so we only list foods online that we are comfortable to offer.
South America does have varying standards of foods and what food might be of a good standard today, might be doubtful in the future.
We monitor conditions for farming, political pressure, and export orders as these all influence a countries food risk.
Our aim is to monitor food trends world wide, and to control items listed on DirectGroceries.com.au For example, corn has a huge influence on other food industries in the US, so a lower crop can have many notable effects throughout the food chain to cattle and pig feedlots, and can affect the prices for both.
Also high demand from another country can clean out a countries food source as we have seen with Chinese buying sorghum crops up worldwide.
We do not list foods manufactured or grown in China as there are too many issues in regards to health and safety.