This Week in the Market – 18 June 2024

In this week’s Market News:
– Meet the Wholesalers Advisory Committee
– Please keep Fire Hose Reels clear
– Children in the Market 9 and 10 July

Market News

Meet the Wholesalers Advisory Committee

Advisory Committees will meet with the MMA on Tuesday, 9 and Wednesday, 10 July. These meetings are a great place for the market community to raise questions and offer suggestions directly to the MMA.

This week we meet the Wholesalers Advisory Committee. If you have something you’d like raised with the MMA, come and speak to one of these gentlemen:

Clockwise from top left: Adrian Antonello – Antonello Produce, Michael Granieri – Granieri’s Fresh Produce, Brett Collins – Perfection Fresh, Jason Cooper – Fresh State, Thanh Truong – Aus Asia Produce.

Register for Children in the Market

Children in the Market will return on Tuesday, July 9, and Wednesday, July 10, during the upcoming school holidays.

Children 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.

Children must wear approved high-vis safety vests when in the market. The MMA has supplied these in the past, but many seem to have gone home with our little visitors. If you have one at home, please bring it back next time.

A reminder to all market users that children are only permitted to enter the Market on these two days. Infringements will apply, and you will be asked to leave the Market should you bring your children outside these days.

*Please note: All submitted forms will be automatically approved unless you are notified otherwise. 

Market Operations Messages

Fire Hazard: keep hose reels clear
Fire hose reels and the marked area surrounding them must always be clear. Please do not hang posters, park vehicles or leave any items that could obstruct the hose.

Packing away produce for pest control 
Packing away all produce at the end of trade keeps our market clean and the pests away – and won’t result in an infringement! Thank you to everyone for your help on this matter.

It’s feijoa season!

Click the image on the right to see Hayden from Barker’s Fresh Produce tell us about this unique fruit via the Melbourne Market Instagram. While you are there, make sure you are following the Melbourne Market account!

Drum roll please…
Retailer of the Year and our Victorian Top 10 will be announced on Wednesday. Good luck to all the retailers in the running!

Industry News

New six-year program aimed at reversing the “incredibly scary” trend of declining vegetable consumption

According to the Fruit & Vegetable Consortium (FVC), one of the major issues that the industry and supply chain must address to increase consumption is the misconception that fresh produce is too expensive.

According to FVC research, today’s consumers are eating 2.4 serves (75g per serve) per day, but if every consumer in Australia were to increase by just one serving per day, that would equate to nine billion servings of additional vegetables per year, or around 670,000 tonnes of volume.

“The numbers are phenomenal in terms of opportunities, but it’s not going to be easy”, said Managing Director of the FVC, Justine Coates.

Click here to read more via Fresh Plaza.

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.
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Warehouse & Driver Team Leader – Office Fruit Group
Office Fruit Group are seeking an experienced Warehouse and Driver Team Leader to join the management team and manage the distribution warehouse in Altona North, Victoria.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead, motivate and supervise a team to achieve OH&S, quality, and productivity plans set for the department.
  • Develop, maintain and monitor day to day activities of the business.
  • Maximise the efficiency of the warehouse whilst ensuring the product delivery cycle.
  • Developing relationships with suppliers and liaising to ensure we have all stock on hand when require.

Read the full job description by clicking on the blue button above.

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