This Week in the Market – 18 April 2023

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In this week’s Market News:

– Children in the Market today
– A better choice! Shop and Win
– Access Card Renewals

Market News

Children in the Market today

Children in the Market is back!

As a fun activity for kids and adults alike, from 5am, see how fast you can blend a smoothie with pedal power and help support Grant Nichol’s bike journey as he raises money for the Pat Cronin foundation.  Grant’s riding 1,500 km from Darwin to Alice Springs, and you can show your support by riding a fraction of that distance all while preparing yourself a refreshing smoothie.

It’s not just for the kids, come down, blend a smoothie and grab yourself a sweet treat and a coffee voucher while helping raise money for a worthy cause. You can donate via the link below or the donation tins at the smoothie bike stand near Customer Service.

Remember, children attending Tuesday and Wednesday 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 the next two days.

Ride 2 Be Wise donation page
*Please note: All submitted forms for Children in the Market are automatically approved unless you are notified otherwise.
Watch the video to hear from Grant and why they are completing the 1,500km journey from Alice Springs to Darwin.

Shop and Win Campaign

After four weeks, the award-winning Shop and Win campaign has already had over 14,000 entrants nationally!

Congratulations to our week four winners, Luckes Fresh Food Market, who have a lucky customer taking home a Bose Soundlink Bluetooth Speaker.

There are still five weeks of great prizes to be won, so there is plenty of time for your customers to have a chance to win!

Remember that all customer entries will contribute towards your store being named the “A better choice! People’s Choice Award” Retailer of the Year, keep those entries coming!

Kanzi Apples Partnership

A better choice! have recently partnered with Kanzi Apples to celebrate the start of the Kanzi Apple season.

Retailers will have the chance to win a trip to a Kanzi packing facility, including an all-expenses paid lunch at Shanikas Italian restaurant for you and your team, on Friday, 2 June.

1st Place = 6 People from your store
2nd Place = 4 People from your store
3rd Place = 2 People from your store

Entry is simple:

  1. Build your best display of Kanzi Apples, and take a few photos
  2. Upload the photos to social media and tag:
    1. Kanzi Apple Facebook (@KanziApple.Australia) or Instagram (@kanzi_au_apple).
    2. @abetterchoiceaus

The competition ends on May 26. We can’t wait to see your Kanzi displays!

Contact Zac for more information on how to enter.

Access Card Renewals

Unpaid Access Card renewal invoices are now overdue. Businesses are advised to pay access card renewal invoices in full to avoid lock outs and business disruption.

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

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 the next two days. 

Solar Panels Commissioning

Electrical upgrade works will done onsite on Wednesday, 26 April to allow for the connection of solar panels.

As part of the works, two-hour electrical isolations will occur along the Buyers’ Walk, Recycling Transfer Station, East End Hire, EFS 1, Diesel Station, Loading North and Warehouse 7 as per the below time slots:

  • Buyers’ Walk stores 64  96: 10 am to 12 pm
  • Diesel Station, East End Hire, EFS 1, Recycling Transfer Station, Loading North and Buyers’ Walk stores 1 – 27: 12 pm to 2 pm
  • Warehouse 7: 2 pm to 4 pm

Works will be conducted during the day to minimise the impact on tenant operations. These planned electrical isolations will impact general lighting, cooling, and Wi-Fi.

Please ensure your tenancy’s electricical supply is in working order after the works are completed.

If you have any questions, contact Customer Service at 9258 6144.

MMA Administration Hours

The MMA administration office hours have changed to 7 am – 3 pm, Monday to Friday (hours of operation were previously 8 am – 4 pm).

Customer Service is unchanged and remains open from 4 am – 11 am.

You can view all trading hours on the website.

Industry News

Automating Australian protected cropping

A new A$6.8m industry-oriented collaboration is set to deliver smart new solutions for monitoring and managing horticultural crops in protected facilities ranging from polytunnels, glasshouses and vertical farms.

Click here to read more

The new Australian fresh produce pallet wrapping system resulting in less plastic into the environment

A leading Australian sustainable packaging solutions company, Propak Industries, has made an improvement to its Macro Wrap product to be able to tightly secure a pallet of fresh produce with as little as 82 grams of plastic.

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


Scicluna’s in Dandenong South is now hiring Delivery Van Drivers! This is a full-time, permanent position with early starts and early finishes 5 days per week, including Saturdays.
Click here to view the full job ad.

Check out our website or Indeed for more details and to apply today!

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