This Week in the Market – 18 July 2023

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In this week’s Market News:

– Free Emergency Preparedness Training – Save the Date
– Updated Site Induction Module
– Using a Casual Stand on the Trading Floor?

Market News

Free Emergency Preparedness Training – Save the Date

Fire Warden Training

Designed to provide Fire Wardens with an understanding of how to respond to an emergency and their roles and responsibilities of the Warden in an Emergency as well as Fire Equipment Training.
When: Wednesday 16, August
Time: 7am
Location: Conference Room, Administration Building

Emergency Response Training
Free emergency response training session that is open to all market tenants and users. This session is to ensure all users understand how to respond to an emergency and that your business emergency procedures work as well as possible.
When: Wednesday, 16 August
Time: 8am
Location: Conference Room, Administration Building

Evacuation Exercise
It is expected all market users participate in the evacuation exercise if on-site.
When: Thursday 17, August
Time: 10.30am

Updated Site Induction Module

A reminder that as part of the Melbourne Market’s ‘Stronger Together’ initiative, the Melbourne Market’s induction has been updated with a new module, Market Conduct.

All new market users are now undertaking this updated induction, and in the coming months, we will begin a program where current market users will re-do the induction in line with the rollout of digital access cards.

In the meantime, we are encouraging all existing Market users to watch the module that discusses important topics including the Market’s drug and alcohol policy and respectful behaviour within the Market.

We all want a Melbourne Market where everyone feels included, where people feel safe and are treated with respect. A place free of racism, sexism, discrimination, harassment, violence and bullying.

If you have feedback about the Stronger Together program or would like to confidentially discuss issues around racism, sexism, violence, or harassment in the Melbourne Market, please email

Using a casual stand on the trading floor?

A reminder to Stand users that occupying a stand other than your licensed stand/s incurs a daily casual fee of $76.85 incl GST. Leaving pallets, stock, forklifts, etc. on a vacant stand (for the trading hours) is considered usage. Please keep within your licensed stand area or you may be subject to a casual fee.

For any questions, or to explore expanding your business with additional stand space, please contact the Property Team on 9258 6140 or

Retailer visit with Kanzi Apples

On Wednesday, five lucky A better choice! retail stores visited the 9Mile Packing Facility with Kanzi Australia to learn all about how Kanzi Apples get from the orchard to the shelves of our local fruit and veg shops!

Our retailers thoroughly enjoyed the day which provided them and their staff the chance to see a world-class packing facility as well as network and learn from each other.

Thank you to Kanzi for providing this amazing experience for the A better choice! retail stores.

Zespri Sungold Kiwifruit Promotion

Don’t forget, retailers have the chance to win a share of $5,000 in prizes thanks to Zespri and A better choice!

Entry is simple:
1. Set up a Zespri display with the provided POS materials
2. Snap a photo and post it to Instagram or Facebook
3. Use the hashtag #shopforsungold so we can see!

Three stores with the best displays will each receive a major prize and 10 additional prize-winning stores will be selected at random!

Contact Zac for more information.

Share your thoughts and win a $500 Gold Class Voucher!

To help the A better choice! team to improve our campaigns moving forward, it’s critical that we get your feedback.

By sharing your thoughts, your store will be in the running to win a $500 Gold Class Voucher at EVENT Cinemas!

The survey will take 5-10 minutes to complete. Click the link below to begin:

Ts&Cs Apply.

Industry News

Australian growers turn to climate scientists as El Niño looms

Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology is yet to officially declare an El Niño, but food growers are already preparing for troubling conditions ahead. Some farmers are even employing climate scientists as a normal part of their business, to help better manage climate risk.

Click here to read more.

Melbourne Market Job Board and Community Notices

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