This Week in the Market – 12 July 2022

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In this week’s Market News:

– Creating a more inclusive Melbourne Market 
– Final week for Retailer of the Year
– HeartKids tally update    

Market News  
Creating a more inclusive Melbourne Market 

The Melbourne Market is a unique environment made up of people from diverse backgrounds. It’s a great place where people work hard, look out for one another, are generous, and enjoy having a laugh together – and for many of us, it’s where we spend a considerable amount of our waking hours.

For this reason, we want a Melbourne Market where everyone feels included, where people feel safe and are treated with respect. The Melbourne Market should be a place free of racism, sexism, discrimination, harassment, violence and bullying – and currently, feedback from many of you suggests we need to do better as a market community.

The Melbourne Market Authority is launching a new market-wide initiative to look at our culture to create a more inclusive and respectful Melbourne Market for everyone, where people are proud to work and trade.

We invite you to participate in this future vision of the Melbourne Market. We’re looking for a range of people, from business principals to employees, sellers and buyers alike, to volunteer to join a working group that will lead this cultural change with the MMA. Our working group members will come together for an hour once every 8-10 weeks to share advice and perspectives and test ideas to develop the strategy. Ultimately, we want your input in setting the goals and objectives that will create a more inclusive Melbourne Market.

If you are interested in learning more or getting involved in this important project, please email    

We have some great news from HeartKids!

With all funds now tallied, the Melbourne Market Community raised $60,000 for HeartKids – $10,000 more than first reported!

Huge thank you to event partners VF Siciliano & Sons and Fresh State and also Gold Sponsors MarketPlace Fresh and Granieri’s Fresh Produce.

Check out the video for some highlights of the morning!    

EOI for the lease of Warehouse 6.11A

A rare opportunity to secure a sort after Warehouse in building 6 is now available. Applications close this Friday, July 15, 2022. Warehouse 6.11A is 190m2 and comes insulated with PIR Panels and a lease term from 2 – 5 years.

For further information, please download the Info Pack.
To apply, please download the EOI Form and email the completed form to

Should you have any general enquiries, please contact the Property Team on 9258 6140.    


Win a Holiday promotion!

We are into the final week of the Win a Holiday campaign!

Congratulations to the team Aumann’s in Warrandyte and their lucky customer who was the week 8 winner of a $500 Webjet voucher. There are still 2x $500 vouchers to be won, plus the major $2,500 Webjet voucher!  

Retailer of the Year

It’s also the final week of the Retailer of the Year campaign, and competition is tight at the top!

Retailers have this week left to get as many scans as possible so why not get creative with customer scans.  Perhaps ask the whole family to nominate your store, or mention the campaign on social media.

Zac will be in the Market at 6am on Tuesday and Wednesday, in front of Customer Service, to hand out more QR Code Counter Pads. Alternatively, retailers can also Contact Zac directly to organise more counter pads.
Zespri TV Giveaway
We are loving the photos of retailers with their Zespri Sungold Kiwifruit display!

Remember Zespri is giving away 4x 75inch TVs to the retail stores with the best display. All you need to do is share your display on social media and use the hashtag #shopforsungold Congratulations to Coltivare Camberwell, Second Ave Grocer and Henrys Mercato for their awesome displays!

Contact Zac to participate in this promotion today.


Digital Jobs Interns

Is your organisation is having trouble finding talent for digital roles? Then hosting a Digital Jobs participant through the Victorian Government might be great way to fast-track your recruitment.
Businesses receive a $5,000 wage subsidy for each 12-week digital placement and if the placement is a good fit, there is the opportunity to offer a longer-term role.

So what is a digital role? 
Candidates with skills in Web Development, Digital Marketing, IT Support are available for placement.  If you think your business can benefit from the development of digital innovation visit to learn more    

Industry News  
Future Leaders in Produce Masterclass
Future Leaders in Produce is a fully residential business skills course developed by Streamwise Learning. The 4-day course held at Deakin University’s Geelong campus focuses on effective communication, presentation skills, commercial acumen, negotiation and strategic thinking in a produce industry context. The program uses various practical and applied learning methods with produce industry case studies chosen in consultation with industry experts.
For more information, download the brochure or enrol here.  

Volume of Bravo apples up 30% on last season

The Bravo® apple harvest for the 2022 season is now completed after starting back in April, packing commenced in May. Bravo apples are grown across the Australian mainland: Stanthorpe in Queensland, Orange & Batlow in New South Wales, the Yarra Valley, Goulburn Valley & Mornington Peninsula in Victoria,  Adelaide Hills in South Australia, Manjimup, Donnybrook/Kirup and Perth Hills in Western Australia. Click here to find out 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.   
View full online job board  

Refrigerated Renault Traffic Van for sale
Long Wheel Base  
Rear parking sensors   
Refrigeration installed by Transfreeze  
Aluminium strips on the base of the floor for easy transport of pallets In & out without damaging the floor  
Fits 2 Chep Pallets lengthways  
Always Serviced 
1 Driver 

Perfect for transporting fresh produce, flowers, cakes, medical supplies, meats and other types of foods and goods! Great for a small or bigger business!
Selling for $32,500
For Enquiries please Contact John – Ocean Herbs & Vegs on 0419310324    

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