This Week in the Market – 2 November 2022

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In this week’s Market News:

– Take action for Men’s Health this November
– Robotic Cleaning – Help name our newest team member
– Snake Sightings – Be vigilant
Market News
Take action for Men’s Health this November

Spot the Signs
Chances are, a man close to you is struggling with their mental health right now. The signs can be subtle: a friend who’s not sleeping, a colleague who’s lost interest, a man in your family who’s more irritable than normal.
Spotting these signs can make all the difference. In fact, it could be lifesaving.

Check out Movember’s guide to spotting the signs and watch the video above.

Join the Melbourne Market Movember team!

Grow a Mo with the Melbourne Market team this Movember!

Whether it’s patchy, lopsided, itchy or epic – whatever Mo you grow this Movember, your face will raise funds and awareness for men’s health!

Since 2003, Movember has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects worldwide, including mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

To get involved, join our team here and start growing a glorious Mo and raising funds for all the dads, brothers, sons and mates in our lives. For those who can’t or don’t want to grow a moustache, there are many ways you can get involved to raise funds for a worthy cause.

Quayclean Robotic Cleaning

Have you seen the newest member of the Melbourne Market team? A new robot cleaning system has been implemented for regular maintenance cleaning within Level 1 of the Buyers’ Walk. 

Programmed for specific routines, the robotic cleaner is battery operated, quiet and uses 8 times less water when compared with traditional cleaning machines. 

When its battery starts to run low, it will return to the charging pod, recharge, then start the routine again!

The robotic cleaner is also equipped with great manners, if you get in the way, it will politely ask you to move along so it can keep on working!

Keep an eye on the Melbourne Market Instagram page to cast your vote to name our newest team member!

What’s in Season – Help us showcase the Melbourne Market produce
You may have recently seen our What’s in Season videos on social media. 
Check out Joe from L.A. Produce providing all the info on pineapple season and the easiest way to cut them!
We love getting your expert advice on all things fruit and veg! If you have produce you would like to showcase in our What’s in Season series please contact us here.Follow us on our socials to see future What’s in Season videos!

Snake Sightings

As we approach warmer weather snake sightings are more likely to occur. We ask all Market users to exercise extreme caution when on-site.

If you see a snake, follow these steps:

1. DON’T try to touch or catch the snake
2. DON’T try to chase the snake away
3. DON’T try to kill the snake – It is illegal and dangerous

1. Immediately call 0408 334 555 (24/7 Security Line)
2. Move people away from the area
3. Watch the snake from a safe distance

New Campaign Announcement!

A better choice! is excited to announce Julie Goodwin as the official brand ambassador for the program over the next 12 months.

To celebrate this, we will launch a new campaign, where retail stores can expect to receive a personalised video endorsement from Julie, in-store Point-of-Sale collateral and YouTube advertising courtesy of A better choice!

Watch this space as we will begin to share some great campaign material!

New Consumer Magazine

In December, we’re launching a new magazine that will be free for consumers to pick up at their local A better choice! store.The magazine will celebrate all things fruit and veg, including recipes, seasonal guides, and editorials showcasing what is amazing about our industry.

The magazine will be available in over 500 local fruit and veg shops nationally and published online to our combined digital audience of 450,000+

We still have advertising spaces for growers, restaurants, proprietary brands and anything else food related. If you are interested in advertising space, don’t hesitate to contact Zac.Pathways to ExportAgriculture Victoria has created the Pathways to Export program, which aims to support Victorian producers and businesses looking to export. The team comprises multiple specialists with skills ranging from market intelligence to business support services and in-market knowledge.To keep up to date with the Pathways to Export program and hear about the products and services, subscribe to their newsletter.

Cyber Security Awareness

Did you know that malicious software attacks and online scams often occur through emails and unsecured Wi-Fi connections?

Cyber security is vital for everyone. The first steps are turning on automatic software updates, regularly backing up your devices, switching on multi-factor authentication, using passphrases, securing mobile devices, and watching out for cyber scams.

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has free resources available for all, including step by step guides, quizzes and advice to help stay cyber secure. 

Industry News
Webinar – Forecasting the years ahead

Join AUSVEG Thursday, 24 November, at 3pm for their last webinar of the 2022 Annual Vegetable Industry Seminar series.

The session will focus on what factors have effected changes in cost of production, farmgate price, and the weather over the last year and what tools exist to help growers prepare themselves for 2023.

Click here to find out more and to register.

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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