Flower Market Circular, Edition 52 – 11 January 2017

In today’s Flower Market Circular get ready for Valentine’s Day 2017,  we announce trading hours for the Australia Day public holiday and plus your chance to win a holiday voucher!

Market News

Australia Day public holiday

The Flower Market will be closed on Thursday 26 January 2017 for the Australia Day public holiday.

If you parking permit only allows access on a day where a public holiday falls, and would like to come to the Market on an alternative adjacent day (for example your parking permit is for a Thursday and you would like to access the Market on either Tuesday 24 January or Saturday 28 January), you will not be charged for parking and can enter the Market. However please note, your regular bay may not be available. Please seek instruction from a Market Relations Officer on arrival.

Valentine’s Day 2017

Are you ready for love?  With Valentine’s Day only a month away, the Melbourne Market in conjunction with Flowers Victoria are here to help you.

This year’s marketing campaign is sophisticated and is designed to challenge men to buy flowers for their loved one.

This year we want the campaign to go viral. All florists are encouraged to use this campaign, as the more we get the campaign out there, the more impact it will have to drive Valentine’s day sales.

We need your help to drive the #realmensendflowers hashtag.

To assist we have developed a suite of material for florists to use including:

  • point of sale posters,*
  • gift wrap stickers – designed to encourage the recipient to post a photo of their flowers,
  • Facebook and Instagram tiles,
  • website banners, and
  • a list of additional marketing ideas to drive sales on Valentine’s Day

*Available for purchase at the Flower Market on Thursday 19th Jan from 4am.

The campaign will complimented with radio and social media advertising. So help us drive the sales of flowers this Valentine’s Day and support the #realmensendflowers movement!

More details in your marketing pack, available for download from Tuesday 17 January and for collection in the Flower Market on Thursday 19th January from 4am.

Click here to order Valentine’s Day campaign materials
Buy and Fly this Valentine’s Day!  – Your chance to win!!! 

This year we are also sharing the love with our florist, giving them a chance to WIN just for attending the Melbourne Market.

Be in the running to win a $750 Travel Voucher or one of 5 double Gold Class movie passes.

It’s so easy to enter the draw, all you have to do is:

  1. Shop to Win – Swipe your access card each time you come to the market and get an (automatic) entry into the draw,
  2. Claim your business listing online – log onto marketfresh.com.au, claim and update your business listing and receive 5 bonus entries into the draw, or
  3. Attend the Melbourne Market three or more times in one week (Monday-Saturday) and get 5 bonus entries in to the draw.

The more you shop the more entries into the draw and more chances to win!

Terms and conditions apply, details providing with your marketing pack available for collection from the Flower Market on 19 January 2017.

Summer roadworks reminder

VicRoads is warning all drivers to plan ahead as extensive roadworks will be carried out across Melbourne between 26 December 2016 and 25 January 2017. Electronic road signs and advice about alternative routes will help guide drivers through the work zones and detours.

To plan ahead, please visit VicTraffic or download the VicTraffic app.

Industry News

Get ‘Ready for Business’ in 2017 with this great offer from Watson Renault.

Watson Renault are offering Market users the ultimate ‘Ready for business’ package on the Renault Kangoo to give your business a kick start to 2017.

The package includes a Demo 2016 Automatic Renault Kangoo Petrol with a tailgate, as well as:

  • Steel cargo barrier
  • A/C Curtain
  • Reverse parking sensors
  • Front rubber mats
  • Rear storage mat
  • 5-Year warranty

Pricing, starting from only $20,990 drive away for businesses with an ABN.

For more information contact:
Travis Brooks, 0418 352 786

Turn2 Work Force Solutions join the Melbourne Market

Following feedback from the Market community on the challenges of accessing casual labour hire, in November 2016, the MMA ran an expression of interest for an organisation to provide casual labour solutions direct to the Market community.

As a result, Turn2 Work Force Solutions (TWFS Australia) have joined the Melbourne Market and are ready to assist you with your staffing needs.

With extensive experience in both executive and staff recruitment services as well as more recently outplacement services to the automotive industry, TWFS are well qualified to help your business meet their staffing needs.

With additional benefits such as 24/7 availability, onsite personnel, a pool of suitably qualified employees and knowledge on how your business can make the most of any available government grants it’s worthwhile making an appointment with TWFS Australia today.

TWFS Australia are currently establishing an office located in the Market, however in the mean time why not contact them for appointment at your workplace and start the conversation to develop a recruitment and labour hire solution for your business today!

To make an appointment or discuss your business needs contact:

Chris Black
General Manager, TWFS Australia
0427 548 313 or chris@twfs.net.au  Summertime roadworks

Save the Date: Chinese New Year 2017

Image result for chinese new year 2017 rooster2017 is the year of the Fire Rooster, and while Chinese New Year falls on Saturday 28 January, the Market will be celebrating with a traditional lion dance touring the Market on Tuesday 31 January from 5:00am.

Key Dates

Valentine’s Day Point of Sale collection begins

  • Thursday 19 January 2017

Australia Day public holiday – Market closed

  • Thursday 26 January 2017

Chinese New Year celebrations in the Market

  • Tuesday 31 January 2017

Valentine’s Day

  • Tuesday 14 February 2017

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