This Week in the Market – 16 April 2024

In this week’s Market News:

– Children in the Market fun
– Little Food Festival wrap up
– Operational Notices

Market News

Children in the Market wrap up

We celebrated the first Children in the Market event for 2024 last week, 45 kids visited the market to see their parents/guardians in action.

Click here to view what the kids had to say about why they love coming here.

Grace Kelly from Kelly Bros won our Easter colouring competition, with her beautiful design pictured.

We’re already looking forward to the next Children in the Market event during July school holidays, keep an eye out for more details.

Operational Notices

Buyers’ Walk Deep Clean
From Monday, 29 April to Friday, 3 May, between 2pm and 5pm, 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 1-27 – Monday, 29 April
Tenancy 29-69 – Tuesday, 30 April
Tenancy 71-103 – Wednesday, 1 May
Tenancy 105-127 – Thursday, 2 May
Tenancy 129-156 – Friday, 3 May

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

Planned Power Outage
On Sunday, 21 Aprilall Melbourne Market warehouses will undergo a temporary power shutdown for approximately 12 hours, from 6:00 am – 6:00 pm.

The shutdown is to undertake the mandatory yearly inspection and maintenance of the high-voltage kiosk and switch gear, as well as replace all failed CT and VT meters in the main switchboard.

This shutdown will not affect stores on the Buyers’ Walk, EFS buildings or the fuel stations.

Alarm Testing
Fire alarm testing throughout the Buyers’ Walk (stores and level 1 offices), Warehouses 5, 6 and 7, and the Administration building will be done on Tuesday, 30 April from 7 am – 10 am. Given the nature of fire alarms, testing may be disruptive for a short time in each area over the three-hour period.

A better choice! at the Little Food Festival in Fed Square

The Little Food Festival is a family-friendly event that encourages kids to explore the food system and how their food choices affect their health and the environment.

A better choice! was there to share the importance of shopping at your local greengrocer, and show off the amazing seasonal veg that Autumn brings in.

The heirloom pumpkins and dragonfruit enticed the children, and we encouraged them to look, touch and name all the veg on offer.

The MarketFresh schools program also drew a lot of interest from parents and teachers, as did our sampling of new-season passionfruit, kiwi and jujubes.

Win a share of $5000 worth of prizes!

Join us in celebrating the return of Zespri™ Sungold™ Kiwifruit for another season! Visit Premier Fresh or Flavorite on Tuesday, April 16th, and keep your eyes peeled for The Kiwi Bro. Plus, retailers have the chance to win a share of $5000 worth of prizes with A better choice! Don’t miss out on the excitement.

For more details, speak to:

Or head to the website to find out more!

Industry News

“Independent Review of the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct releases interim report”

Supermarkets could face fines of up to A$10m for undercutting suppliers under new recommendations made in a review of the Australian Food and Grocery Code.

The report provides eight firm recommendations for improving the code, and a further three that are subject to stakeholder feedback

Click here to read more.

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