This Week in the Market – 14 March 2023

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In this week’s Market News:

– Melbourne Market Footy Tipping
– Harmony Day Family Recipes
– Celebrating International Women’s Day

Market News

Melbourne Market Footy Tipping Competition

Footy is back this Thursday night!

Make sure you join the Melbourne Market tipping competition. It’s free to enter and has a prize pool of $1500!

When you sign up, put your name and business as your display name to have bragging rights each week on the Market TV screens.

For ease of use and to complete your tips on the go, download the ESPN Footy Tips app on Apple or Android.

Click here to join!

Harmony Week

Harmony Day is a day to celebrate Australian multiculturalism, it’s about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background, united by a set of core Australian values.

To celebrate the different cultural backgrounds in the Melbourne Market we would love for you to submit a recipe that represents your country of ancestry and of course fruit or veg, even better if it has been passed down through family generations! There is nothing quite like nanna’s/nonna’s/oma’s/yiayia’s/lao lao’s/bà’s home-cooked meal!

Your recipes will come alive in an online flipbook for the Market community to enjoy, and three lucky recipes will be selected to feature in the A better choice! magazine which has a national reach and is great exposure for your business.

Please submit your recipes here no later than Friday, 24 March.

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Thank you to everyone who helped us acknowledge and celebrate International Women’s Day last Wednesday and to Fresh State who provided coffee for everyone to enjoy with their IWD cupcakes.

Check out the video of all the market users who have pledged to Embrace Equity and continue to build a positive environment for all to work in.

Did you read our ‘Women of the Melbourne Market’ profiles on the Market’s social channels? Be sure to check them out via the links below.

Keep an eye on the TV screens to read the lovely thank-you messages from Market businesses.


Register now for Children in the Market

Children in the Market is back over the Easter school holidays, on Tuesday, 18 and Wednesday, 19 April. Join us for a fun morning filled with fun activities!

Children must be pre-registered before the event and accompanied by their parent or guardian. Please complete the registration form here, print it, and return it to Customer Service.

As well as ensuring children enjoy their time at the market our biggest priority is safety. We ask all market users to be especially vigilant and be conscious that children will be onsite over these two days.

*Please note: All submitted forms will be automatically approved unless you are notified otherwise.

Shop and win is back!

The annual Shop and Win! consumer campaign is back this Autumn, with $19,000 worth of prizes up for grabs in participating fruit and veg shops, including Apple Airpods, Fitbit Versa 4, Nintendo Switch Console Lite, Breville Coffee Machines and more.

Along with this campaign, the illustrious “Retailer of the Year, Peoples Choice Award” will be awarded to the store with the most customer nominations.

Zac is currently rolling out the campaign to all A better choice! members. Contact Zac to learn more about the campaign or be one of the first stores activated

Run for the Kids 2023

The Victorian A better choice! team is excited to announce a new sponsorship of the 2023 Herald Sun/Transurban Run for the Kids event.

Held on Sunday, 19 March, the event will see over 20,000 participants run through the city of Melbourne, raising much needed funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital.

This event will provide a platform for A better choice! to promote the importance of consuming fresh fruit and vegetables from local fruit and veg shops to an enormous Victorian audience.

A better choice! signage

Over the coming weeks, we will make available removable magnetic A better choice! signs for Market businesses who want to proudly display their support for the program.

These signs are a great chance for sellers to show their support of the national program that is driving consumers back into fruit and veg shops, benefiting all businesses in the supply chain.

Zac will be walking the market floor to discuss the signage with wholesale store principals in the coming weeks, if you’re keen to install a sign make sure you chat with Zac when you see him.

Ensure your hi-vis vest meets the AS/NZS 4602.1:2011 standard by having reflective strips.

Market Operations

Toilet Doors
A reminder that entry doors to female and male toilet blocks should not be “chocked” open by market users at any stage. This is to ensure the safety and privacy of all market users and cleaners.

Industry News

Women in Business Leadership Training Program

NORTH Link and the Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions proudly offer Leadership Victoria‘s Women in Business Leadership Training Program, designed to support local women in Melbourne’s north with senior leadership aspirations.

The program will be held at Mantra Epping on three Saturdays: 29 April, 13 May and 27 May 2023, 9 am – 5 pm. There will also be an online welcome session on Wednesday, 26 April, 5 pm – 6:30 pm.

If interested, please complete the application form by Friday, 31 March 2023

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

Fresh X Produce

Delivery Driver – Casual
The delivery driver is responsible for the safe and efficient transportation of fresh fruit and vegetables to the customers.

  • Current full Australian driver license with a good driving record
  • Ability to regularly lift up to 15-20kg boxes
  • Reviews and verifies orders and delivery instructions to ensure accuracy.

Pick Packer – Casual
The pick packer is responsible for handling fresh produces and picking and packing customer orders accurately with attention to detail being essential.

  • Flexible to work early morning shifts (1AM start)
  • Current Australian driver license is required

Click here to view the full job ads
Please contact Moe on 0456 887 108 if you are interested.

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