This Week in the Market – 1 August 2023

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In this week’s Market News:

– Feature in the next A better choice! advertising campaign
– Register for the Melbourne Market Golf Day
– Wearing Hi-vis

Market News

Feature in the next A better choice! advertising campaign

A better choice! are currently workshopping a new advertising campaign, celebrating everything great about local fruit and veg shops over the years!

They are looking for photos of fruiterers and fruit shops from yesteryear! If you have any old photos from back in the day and are comfortable sharing it, the A better choice! team would love to see them for potential inclusion in their upcoming video advertisement. Please email all photos to A better choice!

We all deserve to work in a safe environment and go home to our families and loved ones at the end of each workday.

Wearing a hi-vis vest at the Market allows you to remain easily visible. Hi-vis vests must be worn at all times and must meet the AS/NZS 4602.1:2011 standard by having reflective strips.

Register for the Melbourne Market Golf Day

In support of DEBRA Australia, the Melbourne Market Charity Golf Day is back and registrations are now open. This year’s golf day will be held on Friday, 13 October at Heidelberg Golf Club.

Funds raised from the Melbourne Market Charity Golf Day go toward supporting DEBRA Australia, a charity that supports individuals, families, and carers affected by Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) – a rare disease whereby the skin blisters and peels at the slightest touch.

Since the inaugural golf day 10 years ago, the Melbourne Market Charity Golf Day has raised an amazing $619,274 for DEBRA Australia.

A guaranteed fun day out, including great food, great company, and a variety of prizes and entertainment. Whether you are a keen golfer, or just looking to show your support, there is a range of ticketing options and sponsorship opportunities available.

Click here for further information and to register.

International Avocado Day

Yesterday was International Avocado Day and to celebrate we caught up with Jake from All Aussie Farmers who shared a Gem of information regarding a particular variety of avocado.
If you aren’t already, be sure to follow the Melbourne Market on Facebook and Instagram via the links below.

Zespri Sungold Kiwifruit Promotion

The Zespri Kiwifruit promotion has been extended to 15th August! There is still plenty of time for retailers to enter to win a share of $5,000 in prizes thanks to Zespri and A better choice!

Entry is simple:
1. Set up a Zespri display with the provided POS materials
2. Snap a photo and post it to Instagram or Facebook
3. Use the hashtag #shopforsungold so we can see!

Three stores with the best displays will each receive a major prize and 10 additional prize-winning stores will be selected at random!

Industry News

Why introduced insects are essential for pollinating apples

New research shows the pollination of the apple crop is heavily dependent on introduced insect species, in particular the introduced western honey bee.

Click here to read more.

Australian horticulture on track for A$4bn growth

Combined value of Australian fruit, vegetable, nut, turf and nursery industries is predicted to surge more than 20 per cent by 2030 to reach A$21.8bn

Click here to read more.

Melbourne Market Job Board and Community Notices

Do you have a vacancy to fill in your business?
Email for the position to be placed on our online job board.
Looking for a new role? Check out the online job board via the button below.
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