This Week In The Market – 23 April 2019

Edition 224: Make the most of social media
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In this week’s Market News:

– Make the most of social media
– United station opening soon
– Access card renewal invoices due

Market News

Make the most of social media

Have you checked out some of the great content on the A Better Choice social media channels?
The content is not only interesting and engaging, but it is a source you can use for your benefit!
By sharing or linking A Better Choice social media posts to your store’s own Facebook or Instagram pages, you can engage with your audience while further creating awareness around the A Better Choice brand.
Our members who are getting involved with A Better Choice social media are seeing some fantastic results.
“We have doubled our Facebook followers since joining the A Better Choiceprogram, just by engaging and sharing social media posts.”
Kelly – Big Watermelon

Collect your Produce Guides today.
A Better Choice members love the new fruit, veg and herb guides. The guides provide customers with valuable details on produce seasonality, storage tips and a few great recipes to try.
The guides are available for all A Better Choice members and can be picked up from MMA Customer Service Centre.


Full site emergency evacuation drill

On Wednesday 1 May at 11:00 am, we will be conducting a full site emergency evacuation drill.
The drill will evacuate all tenants on Market land, including all administration building tenants, Buyers’ walk tenants, warehouse tenants, visitors, and subcontractors on site.
Upon hearing the site evacuation tones, everyone will need to follow site evacuation procedures and follow the directions of Market Relations Officers.
The drill should take approximately 20 minutes.
We look forward to your participation.

United station opening soon

The United unmanned diesel station is almost complete and we expect to see our first Market users filling up by early May.
You can set up a United Card now, allowing you to take advantage of some great discounts as soon as the station opens.
Call 1300 FUEL UP (1300 383 587) to set up your United card today.

Access card renewals

Unpaid access card renewal invoices are now overdue.
Business principals are advised to pay your access card renewal invoice in full, if you have not done so already, to avoid restricted access to the Market and disruption to your business.

Payment methods

  1. Visit the Customer Service Centre between 4:00 am and 11:00 am and pay via cash, credit card or debit card.
  2. Pay online via the MMA website at
  3. Pay over the phone via credit card by phoning 03 9258 6123.
  4. Pay via BPAY – look for the BPAY details on the bottom of your invoice.

Anzac Day trading hours

Wednesday 24 April – regular trading hours
Thursday 25 April, Anzac Day – market closed
Friday 26 April – regular trading hours

If your parking permit only allows access on a day that falls on one of the public holidays, and you would like to come to the Market on an alternative adjacent day, you will not be charged for parking and can enter the Market. However please note, your regular bay may not be available. Please see a Market Relations Officer on arrival for instruction.

Industry News

‘Trust gap’ exists between consumers and food producers

Greater trust needs to be built between consumers and food providers if public confidence is to be ensured over adequate food safety measures.
That’s one of the outcomes from a Flinders University study which has gone over the relationship between food safety and consumers.
Read more on the Good Fruits and Vegetables website.

On the 25th of April each year we stop to recognise Anzac Day and commemorate those who have fought in combat for Australia.
Hear about the landing at Gallipoli, as described by some of the men that lived through it.

Key Dates

Thursday 25 April – Anzac Day

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