Flower Market Circular, edition 53 – 25 January 2017

In today’s Flower Market Circular find out all you need to know about access card common expiry, Chinese New Year celebrations and this year’s Valentine’s Day campaign.

Market News

Access card common expiry – what you need to know

To streamline processes for your business at the Melbourne Market, all access cards have a common annual expiry date of 30 April. This common annual expiry date applies to all access cards, regardless of the month they were issued.

Over the next week, all business principals will receive a letter from the MMA listing all active access cards linked currently to their business. Using the form included in the letter, business principals are required to advise the MMA if any access cards need to be removed from their business (due to employee turnover for instance) to ensure access card renewal invoices are accurate when issued. Forms must be returned no later than 21 February.

For further information, contact the Customer Service Centre between 4:00am to 11:00am Monday to Friday on 9258 6123 or email customerservice@melbournemarket.com.au.

Chinese New Year – Lion Dance 31 January 2017

Saturday 28 January is Chinese New Year. 2017 is the year of the Rooster and once again, the Market will be celebrating with a traditional lion dance on Tuesday 31 January.

Keep your eyes out for the lion between 5.30 and 6.00am in the Flower Market!

We would like to remind all Market users that only a licenced pyrotechnician who has received relevant approvals may discharge firecrackers. Market users are not permitted to discharge firecrackers on Market grounds at any time.

Valentine’s Day 2017

Real Men Send Real Flowers on Valentine’s Day!Have you checked out this year’s Valentine’s Day campaign? It’s sophisticated, appealing and a little cheeky. This campaign will be promoted across radio, online and through social media and will challenge men to buy flowers for their loved one on Valentine’s Day.To make this campaign go viral, we need the support of all florists. Jump onto www.poweroftheflower.com.au and download the web banners, Facebook tiles and posters for you to use in your business – don’t forget to use the hashtag #RealMenSendFlowers

This campaign is proudly brought to you by Melbourne Market in partnership with Flowers Victoria.

Join the Melbourne Florists’ Facebook Page

The Melbourne Market has created a space for all Victorian florists to be able to network, share tips, and receive valuable marketing information. Please join this page and share with friends and family in the industry. As is the case with any community/industry driven initiative, the more you put into it, the more you receive! We can’t wait to see this space grow!

Click here to join the Facebook page!

Shop and Win 

Would you love a holiday? Or some time out seeing a movie at Village Gold Class Cinemas? Well, this is your chance. Every time you shop at the Melbourne Market leading up to Valentine’s Day you go into the draw to win.

For bonus entries, don’t forget to: Claim your FREE business listing on marketfresh.com.au and shop three times a week.

*For full details on how to win, see competition poster and terms and conditions at www.poweroftheflower.com.au

Did you know?

The Market has a dedicated 24 hour emergency hotline.

It is recommended all Market users save the Melbourne Market 24 hour emergency hotline number 9258 6120 in your mobile phone.

Key Dates

Chinese New Year celebrations in the Market

  • Tuesday 31 January 2017

Valentine’s Day

  • Tuesday 14 February 2017

Access card common expiry

  • 30 April 2017

Ask the MMA

If you’ve got a question or suggestion for the MMA email it to submissions@melbournemarket.com.au.

For all enquiries call 03 9258 6100

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