This Week In The Market – 13 December 2022

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In this week’s Market News:

– Help us raise funds for Flood-affected Growers this Christmas
– Melbourne Market Satisfaction Survey
– Lunar New Year Blessings
Market News
Help us raise funds for flood-affected growers this Christmas

The MMA, Fresh State and A better choice! are proud to come together to raise funds for flood-affected fruit and vegetable growers this festive season. The three groups are kicking off the fundraiser with a combined $30,000 – but we need your help too!
A Melbourne Market GIVIT donation page is live where you can contribute funds towards the flood-affected growers who are fundamental to our fresh produce supply chain. Click here to donate via GIVIT now

100% of the funds raised through GIVIT will be used to purchase items and services flood-affect growers need to get back on their feet and recover from the devastating impact of the floods.

For those that don’t get a chance to donate online, Santa will be visiting the Market and on Thursday 22 December, to spread some festive cheer and collect donations from the market community.

Melbourne Market Satisfaction Survey

The Melbourne Market Satisfaction Survey is now open. It’s your chance to let us know what’s working, what can be improved, and how we can assist your business.

This anonymous survey takes just 7-10 minutes to complete. We use the data collected to help inform our decision-making and improve the operations, facilities and opportunities at the Melbourne Market. 

Be quick, and breakfast will be on us.
As a bonus, the first 75 people to complete the survey will receive a $15 voucher to use at participating Market cafes! 

More great prizes to be won!
Everyone who completes the survey can also go into the draw to win some fantastic prizes. 
1st prize: Hisense 55″ 4K UHD LED Smart TV (valued at $695)
2nd prize: Eufy RoboVac (valued at $299)
3rd prize: Sennheiser HD Over-Ear Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones (valued at $149) 

Click the survey button below, and make sure to share your thoughts.

Complete the survey now

Please note:
Each person can only complete the survey once.
You must enter your Market access card number to be in the running for all prizes.
This survey is anonymous, and any details taken for the incentive prize draw are not linked to the responses provided in the survey. 

Lunar New Year 2023
2023 is the year of the Rabbit, and to celebrate, the Market is welcoming back the Chinese Youth Society of Melbourne to perform the traditional lion dance and blessings on Tuesday, 24 January 2023.

To ensure every business that wishes to receive a blessing on the day is included in the schedule, please email the MMA at submissions@kevin

Secure extra STAND SPACE this Christmas

Would you like more stand space over the busy festive period?
The MMA has a limited number of Fruit & Veg stands available now. With only a few weeks to go before Christmas, get in touch with the Property Team today.

Phone: 03 9258 6140
Email: property@kevin

Victorian Strawberry Promotion

A better choice! have partnered with Victorian Strawberries to celebrate this Victorian Strawberry season, and both retailers and consumers have a chance to win!

To be in the draw to win 1 of 5 Gourmet Hampers valued at $200, retailers can simply:

Take a photo or video including Victorian Strawberries
Post to your store’s Instagram or Facebook account
Use the hashtag #ilovevicstrawberries and tag @vicstrawberries and @abetterchoiceaus

As part of this promotion, consumers who shop in your store will also have a chance to win a luxury escape in the Yarra Valley, with a hot air balloon ride and strawberry farm picking experience for two.

To be activated with this campaign, please get in touch with Zac or simply share the link below to your social channels so your customers have a chance of winning.

Julie Goodwin Campaign

In case you missed it this week, Julie Goodwin magically appeared in an A better choice! retail store, alongside the store’s matching campaign collateral!To be activated for this latest campaign, contact Zac.

Buyers’ Walk Floor Deep Clean
From Monday, 12 December to Tuesday, 20 December between 11am and 4pm, heavy-duty machinery will be operating on the Buyer’s Walk to undertake a deep clean of the area.

The schedule of the works will run as follows:

Tenancy 29-51 – Tuesday, 13 December
Tenancy 53-69 – Wednesday, 14 December
Tenancy 71-85 – Thursday, 15 December
Tenancy 87-103 – Friday, 16 December
Tenancy 107-127 – Monday, 19 December
Tenancy 129-155 – Tuesday, 20 December

When the area in front of your tenancy is due to be cleaned, please ensure you remove all items including any equipment and/or product from the area.

Crack-sealing Asphalt works – Produce Drive & Haymarket Road
Crack-sealing asphalt works will commence at 9am on Thursday, 15 December, at the Gate 1 entry/exit roundabout and will be completed by 4pm the same day.

Traffic and pedestrian management will be in place, diverting traffic using signs and bollards.

One lane at a time will be closed for works to be performed, minimising the impact of entering and exiting the market at Gate 1.

Works are weather permitting and may be cancelled if conditions are not suitable.

LPG Safety Instruction Refresher
This morning from 6am, Origin Energy representatives will be onsite to providing step-by-step guides and best practices for forklift cylinder refilling.

Be sure to make the team feel welcome when you see them at the North LPG station.

Christmas Trading Hours
The Melbourne Market, including the Flower Market, will be closed on public holidays during the Christmas – New Year period.

To accommodate buying demand, buyers will have access to the Melbourne Market on Monday, 26 and Tuesday, 27 December, to collect pre-arranged produce orders only. It is important to remember the Buyers’ Walk, Trading Floor, and Flower Market will be closed, as these are not mandatory trading days. Some wholesalers and warehouse tenants may allow access to their premises for buyers who have made individual arrangements to collect produce. 

“The final day for Market donations to food charity FareShare in 2022 will be Tuesday, 20 December. We will resume collections on Tuesday, 3 January 2023.

We’d like to thank the Market community who have generously supported us in 2022 and helped us cook thousands of hearty meals.

“”The last day for Market donations to food charity Foodbank in 2022 will be Friday, 16 December and we look forward to returning to the Market on Monday, 9 January 2023.

We’d like to extend a warm thanks to the Market community who generously supported us in 2022.”

Industry News
Trade agreements boosts export opportunities for Australian oranges to India.

Peak industry body, Citrus Australia, noted that India is a key focus for the country’s growers, with exports of Australian citrus as high as 7800 tonnes to the country in the past. 

This agreement will allow Australian citrus exporters to export oranges and mandarins to India under a tariff-reduced quota system.

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. View full online job board

Premier Fresh Australia
We are seeking a capable, motivated, and skilled Store Person to join our team at the Melbourne Epping Market!
If you’re keen to explore fresh opportunities, send your resume to

Ocean Herbs & Vegs
Items for sale:
Toyota Forklift
2014 Refrigerated Renault Trafic Van
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 

For enquiries, please contact John on 0419310324

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