This Week In The Market – 14 May

In this week’s Market News:

– Mother’s Day Media Coverage
– Sign up to the My MMA Portal
– Australia Post box has been removed
– Retailer of the Year voting continues

Market News

Mother’s Day Media Coverage

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers who celebrated yesterday! We hope you all got to spend some quality time with loved ones.

At the Melbourne Market we know the best Mother’s Day gift was flowers from the local florist or greengrocer, and we were pleased to see multiple pieces of media coverage in the lead up to the flower industry’s busiest time of year.

On Thursday 9 May, ABC News Breakfast reporter Nicholas Hynes spoke with NFC tenants Cheryl Roerich from Dakota Flower Company and Greg Duffy from Mayblooms. Watch the videos below

In addition, 9Honey and ABC Radio Melbourne’s Sammy J also spoke with Cheryl about preparations for the big day.

Media coverage ran alongside the advertising campaign organised by the MMA, including radio traffic report sponsorship, out of home billboards and posters and social media ads. Hayley also made a video starring the market community. Click here to watch on Instagram Reels.

Cheryl Roerich from Dakota Flower Company speaks with Nicholas Hynes on
ABC News Breakfast Thursday 9 May 2024.
Greg Duffy from Mayblooms speaks with Nicholas Hynes on
ABC News Breakfast Thursday 9 May 2024.

Have you signed up to the MMA Portal? Carly can help!

Are you are interested in signing up to the My MMA Portal, or would you like to know more? Operations Co-ordinator Carly Kishere is here to help. Reach out when you see her walking around the market, or contact her on the details below.

What is the My MMA Portal?

The My MMA Portal is an online platform designed to streamline your interactions with the MMA. Creating an account with Carly means you can log in when it suits you, saving you time lining up at or on the phone to MMA’s Customer Service team.

The portal currently includes the following services:

  • Business account information
  • Management of invoices and payments
  • Management of access cards
  • Management of repairs, infringements and incidents
  • Real-time glycol consumption

If you’d like to create an account, please speak to Carly to confirm your business details and the representative who will access the portal.

Phone: 0429 700 276 or 9258 6195 (Mon – Fri 5.30am to 1.30pm)

Removal of Australia Post Box outside Gate 1

Last week, Australia Post removed the red post box from outside Gate 1 as it was underused.

If you need to post a letter, the closest Australia Post outlet is located at shop 109 Epping Plaza, High Street Epping.

Reminder: Access Card Expiry

Annual access cards expired on 30 April.

Any unpaid access card renewal invoices are now overdue, and lockouts for unpaid cards have commenced.

Business principals are advised to pay access card renewal notices in full, if not done so already, to avoid disruption to business operations.

Payment methods
1. Log on to the My MMA Portal
2. Visit Customer Service between 4 am and 11 am and pay via cash, credit card or debit card.
3. Pay over the phone via credit card by phoning 9258 6144

Safety Tips: an oldie but a goodie!

Thank you to Joe from LA Produce for this Market Safe tip:
Keep your limbs inside vehicles at all times. And don’t forget your seat belt!

Zespri SunGold Kiwi Campaign

Did you know that one Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit contains 100% of your daily vitamin C needs? And it’s not too late to get involved in this year’s Zespri SunGold Kiwi campaign.

Ayse will be making her way around to participating retailers with promotional materials including display bins, kiwi cut outs, magnets and the much loved SunGold ‘Bro’ stuffed toys.

Please direct any enquiries to Ayse: or 0461 567 871.

Retailer of the Year voting Continues

Keep reminding your customers that voting for Retailer of the Year is open, and voting will put them in the draw for the weekly Shop & Win competition. Simply snap, scan and win!

Voting closes on Sunday 9 June, with Retailer of the Year announced on Wednesday 19 June.For more information about Shop and Win click here or contact Ayse at

Industry News

Language program keeps multicultural seasonal workers safe from harm on farms

With so many workers from different countries playing a vital role in Australia’s agricultural industry, Veg Education has worked with WorkSafe Victoria to develop a new safety program with visual aids and messages in several targeted languages.

Click here to read more.

Melbourne Market Job Board and Community Notices

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