This Week in the Market – 25 February 2020

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In this week’s Market News:- Golf spots still available
– Warehouse 7 build nearing completion
– Cheeky greengrocers making their mark on social media

Market News

Golf Day spots still available

Funds raised from the Melbourne Market Charity Golf Day go toward supporting DEBRA Australia, a charity that supports individuals, families and carers affected by Epidermolysis Bullosa – the worst disease you’ve never heard of.

Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is a rare disease whereby the skin blisters and peels at the slightest touch. Living with EB has been likened to living with third-degree burns. It is very painful, and sufferers must be bandaged every day with dressings to protect and medicate their wounds.

Click here to read Eliza’s story of living with EB and watch the video below to learn more about this terrible disease.

There is still time to register your golf team. To download a registration form, or for more information about how you can support DEBRA Australia visit the Fresh State website.

What is EB?

Expressions of Interest now open for Tenancy 51

After the departure of Food Fella’s Cafe last month, Tenancy 51 has become available on the highly sought-after Buyers’ Walk.
The Melbourne Market has a vision for Tenancy 51 to operate as a wholesale fruit and vegetable trading store going forward and is now inviting expressions of interest in the space.
You can download an information pack and complete your online expression of interest form on the Melbourne Market website.
To be considered, you must complete the official online expression of interest form before Monday 9 March.

Warehouse 7 build almost complete

If you haven’t ventured to the back of the Market site lately, you might be surprised to see the progress that has been made on Pad 7.
Not too long ago it was a patch of dirt and weeds, but now the final touches are being added to complete the Market’s newest warehouse building.
Warehouse 7 is due for completion in just three months, by the end of May 2020.
There has been a lot of interest in the premises with all but three small-format warehouse leases snapped up.
Are you interested in warehousing space? Contact the Melbourne Market Property Team,

Cheeky greengrocers making their mark on social media

BJ and Josh opened Carter Bros. Fruit & Veg two years ago, and apart from selling premium produce, some of which they source from the Melbourne Market, they are making a name for themselves in the world of social media.
The boys have a large, and continually growing, following on both Facebook and Instagram.
Followers love their fresh take on fresh produce and sometimes crazy antics, “we are doing what we can to make fruit and veg fun and exciting for everyone,” says BJ’s wife Megan.
The team’s quirky posts got the attention of media, and the boys were featured in the Herald Sun a few weeks ago.
You can click here to read the Herald Sun article, or even better, check out their social media pages and become a Carter Bros. follower for yourself!

Are you doing any work outside the Market to promote or support the fresh produce industry?
Are you creating content that’s a bit different in the world of fruit and veg?
We’d love to hear about it, send an email to 

Drug and Alcohol policy applies to everyone

The Melbourne Market Drug and Alcohol Policy applies to every person on Market Land, including, business principals, salespeople, forklift drivers, office workers, retailers, warehouse staff, cleaners, MMA staff, contractors, visitors and anyone else at the Market, at any time of day.

You can read more about drug and alcohol testing on the Melbourne Market website.

Industry News

What’s in store for supermarkets in 2020 and beyond

Our local independent retailers compete with the big supermarkets every day, so it’s interesting to read what Inside Retail has compiled as its list of ‘what the future holds for Australia’s supermarket businesses’.
It seems minis and collectables are out, and corporate social responsibility is in, among many other trends.
Inside Retail expect that 2020 will be a challenging year for supermarkets, framed by intense competition, increasing costs, emerging global competition, brand repositioning and an ever-changing shopper.
Read more on the Inside Retail website.

Key Dates

  • Friday 13 March – Melbourne Market Charity Golf Day

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