This Week in the Market – 16 November 2021

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In this week’s Market News:

– My MMA Portal Now Live
– Beanitos’ Cafe & Bakery (formerly Moon Bean Cafe) to open next week
– Full site emergency evacuation drill

Market News
My MMA Portal Now Live

After a successful trial, we are pleased to announce the launch of the new My MMA Portal

The portal has been thoughtfully designed to provide your business with a single digital platform to view your business and glycol account details and interactions with the MMA. 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

To take advantage of the portal’s benefits you must create an account by nominating a business representative and confirming business details. Amanda Flannery is happy to assist with account set-up and answering any questions you may have. Please feel free to reach out to Amanda:
Email: aflannery@melbournemarket.com.au
Phone: 0428 910 182

Beanitos’ Cafe & Bakery (formerly Moon Bean Cafe) to open next week



We are very excited to announce the grand opening of the highly-anticipated Beanitos’ Cafe & Bakery.

Formerly known as Moon Bean Cafe, the newly built cafe will also include an onsite bakery, with baked goods such as pastries, cakes, muffins, artisan bread and traditional loaves, all baked fresh daily. All baked goods will be available for retail and wholesale purchases. The bakery will be the first of its kind at the Melbourne Market and offers buyers not only a place to grab a delicious meal but wholesale baked goods. 

As well as the new bakery offering, Beanitos’ will have an array of grab and go meals available, including pizzas, paninis and fresh salads as well as their usual coffee offerings. 

Beanitos’ Cafe & Bakery will open this coming Sunday night/Monday morning in its new location between the Buyers Walk and Trading Floor at Tenancy 74. 

Full site emergency evacuation drill

For those in the Market on Thursday 18 November, we will be conducting one of our twice-yearly full site emergency evacuation drills at approximately at 9am. The drill will evacuate all tenants on Market land, including all administration building tenants, Buyers’ walk tenants, all warehouse tenants, visitors, and subcontractors on site.

Upon hearing the site evacuation tones, everyone will need to follow site evacuation procedures and follow the directions of Market Relations Officers. 

The evacuation will incorporate COVIDSafe measures to reduce any potential COVID risks. Social distancing should be adhered to and face masks should be worn as people will be gathering together in groups at evacuation assembly points. 

The drill should take approximately 15-20 minutes. For those that will be on-site at the time, we look forward to your participation.

Final Week of Access Card Pop-Up Stand

 

Just a reminder, this is the last week the access card pop up stand will be operating. Located outside Customer Service, the pop up stand will be open between 4am – 8am until 25 November. 

If you haven’t already, we ask that you visit the stand to have your access card reskinned to display your vaccination status.

Vaccination reminder
As Authorised Workers, all Melbourne Market access cardholders and contractors must be double vaccinated by 26 November. Any person who has currently only had a single vaccination dose should ensure they receive their second dose before 26 November for continued access to the site. 

Face masks must be continued to be worn indoors 

Engage and retain quality team members with the Certificate III in Greengrocery

Workplace training is a great way to engage staff and holds as many benefits for employers as it does for employees. Training allows employees to further develop their skills, feel valued by their employer and boost job satisfaction. All of which results in a more engaged and productive employee. 

The Government is currently assisting employers to train staff by paying up to 50% of their wage (up to $28,000 over a 12-month period). So to avoid burn-out, upskill your staff to reduce your load and enrol them in the Certificate III in Greengrocery.

The Certificate which runs for nine months part-time, covers a range of units including stock control, merchandising and safe food handling. It’s aimed to be an entry point into the retail greengrocery industry and allows students to receive valuable experience that could lead to potential management positions or business ownership.

For further information on the Certificate III in Greengrocery, please visit: https://www.melbournepolytechnic.edu.au/study/certificate-iii/greengrocery/

For more information contact Theresa:
Email: greengrocery@melbournemarket.com.au
Phone: 9258 6191.

Men’s Health Awareness Month 
November is a time of year to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and men’s suicide; made more prevalent in the last decade with the Movember movement. 

Testicular cancer is the most common type of cancer in young men, with more than 70,000 men diagnosed each year. When diagnosed and treated early, there’s a high chance it will be completely treatable. 

Movember has created Nuts & Bolts, which is a platform that provides men with information on testicular cancer and the power to stay on top of their health by knowing the signs they should be looking for. Learn more about testicular cancer here

Below is a video featuring Ben Smith, who was diagnosed with testicular cancer at only 24 years old. Watch his story below. 

Industry News
Effective supply chain risk management strategies are the key to preventing food poisoning outbreaks in fresh produce industry

A leading Australian professor of food microbiology believes the final product testing of fruit and vegetables is not solely an effective control strategy in controlling bacterial and viral outbreaks, rather it is about safety measures in every step along the supply chain.Read more on Fresh Plaza.

Harvest sign-on bonus extended



The Victorian government’s popular Seasonal Sign-On bonus has again been extended, with horticulture businesses across the state set to receive extra support in time for this summer’s harvest.
Agriculture Minister Mary-Anne Thomas encouraged workers new to agriculture to take up a role as part of the Summer Seasonal Harvest Sign-On Bonus.Read more on Good Fruit & Veg.

Boost for farmers to grow their harvest workforce
The Victorian Government is backing more safe accommodation, transport and support services to help the agriculture industry as it manages seasonal workforce challenges.

Minister for Agriculture Mary-Anne Thomas met with members of the Cobram and District Fruit Growers’ Association, which has received various grants from the Victorian Government to support its seasonal workforce. Read more on Victorian Farmer

Melbourne Market Job Board



Do you have a vacancy to fill in your business?
Email submissions@melbournemarket.com.au 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. 

Experienced Fruiterer – Napoli’s Quality Fruit Shop

Napoli’s is a long-standing family business that has operated for 20 years. We offer more than fruit and vegetables and always deliver a high standard to our customers.

We are seeking a motivated and mature employee who can assist with general management and replenishment of stock whilst having experience in food handling and customer service.

This position is based in Williamstown
Full time/Part time
Experience is preferred but not necessary as we will provide training to all candidates
For the right candidate full time hours can be provided in a relaxed and friendly environment. Competitive hourly rates and a long standing business with a great reputation. Staff discounts and meals provided during breaks. 

Please send resumes to
anapoli@bctelecom.com.au or contact Frank on 0433 167 687
View full online job board

Ask the MMA
If you’ve got a question for the MMA email it to: submissions@melbournemarket.com.au.

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