This Week in the Market – 21 June 2022

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In this week’s Market News:

– Heartkids Hero Day
– MMA Portal
– Coffee Voucher Reward

Market News
Heartkids Hero Day


Save the date for HeartKids Hero Day at the Market!
Wednesday, June 29 | 5am – 7.30am


Children in the Market is returning Tuesday and Wednesday next week! 
Please ensure children are pre-registered before the event and accompanied by their parent or guardian at all times. To register, please complete the registration form here and print and return it to Customer Service. HeartKids Hero Day at the Market on Wednesday, June 29, will be MC’d by 2022 Logie winners Adam & Symon from Gogglebox Australia. The event will include entertainment such as celebrity guests, superhero appearances, a magician, a handball competition, breakfast, auctions and raffles; all to raise funds for a worthy cause.



MMA Portal – How to Apply for an Access Card
Follow this instructional video on how to apply for an access card for yourself or on behalf of someone in your business via the MMA Portal.

Coffee Voucher Reward
The MMA is pleased to reintroduce coffee vouchers for market users who display positive and safe behaviour within the market. Coffee vouchers can be received for many reasons, such as complying with market operation rules, including forklift and pedestrian safety, using positive and inclusive language, and many more.

We encourage all market users to behave in a positive and safe manner, just like our most recent recipients below.



EOI for the lease of Warehouse 6.11A

An expression of interest is now open for the lease of Warehouse 6.11A (190 m2).
For more information, please download the Info Pack.
To apply, please download and complete the EOI Form.
Applications close Friday, July 15.

Line Marking on Warehouses 4, 8 & 9
In the interest of safety and aesthetics, line marking will occur between 8am – 5pm at the following warehouses:

Warehouse 9: Wednesday, 22 June
Warehouse 8: Thursday, 23 June
Warehouse 4: Friday, 24 June

The project requires all produce and equipment, including vehicles out the front and back of your warehouse and surrounding carparks, to be packed up and removed before your scheduled day of line marking.

Subject to weather permitting.

For further information contact Customer Service on 9258 6144.


We are overwhelmed by the support of the Melbourne Market community, with many taking advantage of the super low prices available at United Pump on site at the Market.

To say thanks, we are giving you more ways to save! For a limited time, sign up for a United Fuel Card and receive an extra 5 cents off per litre, off the already super low prices, for the next 5 months.  
Available for new business customer only, that open a United Fuel Card account prior to the end of July.

To find out more about this great offer, scan the QR code below or call United Petroleum on 1300 383 587. Hurry this exclusive offer ends 31 July.

The United Petroleum service station located at Gate 2, offers Hi-Flo Diesel and Ad-Blue. Open for your convenience, 24 hours. We accept EFT-POS, all major Credit Cards and United Fuel Cards.



THINK SAFETY
WEAR YOUR HI-VIS VEST OR JACKET AT ALL TIMES IN THE MARKET

Are you Australia’s Favourite Fruit and Veg Shop?



You may begin to notice temporary signs on the front and inside some wholesale stores within the market.

These signs are designed to create engagement and awareness for the A better choice! promotion and the Retailer of the Year award.

If retailers have any questions about the program, they can scan the QR code to learn more and get in contact with Zac.

Win a Holiday promotion!
We are into week 6 of the promotion and currently have over 110 stores activated!

Congratulations to Watts Fresh, Mt Eliza Village Fruits, Big Watermelon, Lucke’s Fresh Food Market and Greavesy’s Fruit and Veg who have all had store winners so far.

There is still 5 weeks worth of prizes including the major $2,500 prize to be won. Please contact Zac to be involved in this campaign.

And remember, every scan that your store receives is another nomination for the Retailer of the Year award.



Upcoming Events
Emergency Response Training – Friday, 24 June
Heartkids Hero Day – Wednesday, 29 June

Industry News
Popularity of Australian fingerlimes continues to grow


Major Australian fingerlime grower, Green Valley Finger limes has noticed an increase in demand for the fruit not just as its domestic customer base increases but also with international buyers as well.

More people are becoming aware of the fruit not only in food service venues such as restaurants, cafes and bars but in the mainstream retail stores for the at-home customer. Click here to find out more. 

Strawberry prices soar in Australia

Strawberries are being sold in Australia for staggering prices.

According to Queensland Strawberry Grower’s president Adrian Schultz, prices would remain high because wet weather and disease had decimated crops at a time the nation relied on Queensland’s winter strawberries.Click here to find out more. 

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. 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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