This Week in the Market – 3 May 2022

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In this week’s Market News:

– Mother’s Day Campaign
– Fire Safety Procedure Reminder
– Certificate III in Greengrocery

Market News

Mother’s Day Campaign
Make it a Mum Moment this Mother’s Day.

We all know that some of our favourite moments and fondest memories are with our mums, so this year the Melbourne Market’s Mother’s Day advertising campaign will highlight these special Mum Moments.  We’ll be encouraging the public to share their #MumMoment on social media for their chance to WIN one of five stunning bouquets.

If your fruit and veg store also sells flowers, then now is the time to get involved and start promoting the Mother’s Day campaign to your customers. You can do this a number of ways:

Collect and display posters in your store – a limited number of A2 printed posters will be available from the Flower Market (National Flower Centre) or Customer Service from Thursday, 28 April
Use the hashtag #MumMoment on all your Mother’s Day posts
Share the social media video on your socials – make the “#MumMoment” video go viral by sharing from the Melbourne Market, National Flower Centre Facebook or Instagram pages
Use “Mum Moment” imagery on your socials
Make up your own posts with “#MumMoment” theme, these could be pics with your mum, a hug, cooking with mum, anything!
Remember to tag and @NationalFlowerCentre for all your posts.

Check out the series of videos on social media, which showcase #MumMoments with Melbourne flower industry mums.   

Fire Safety Procedure Reminder
A reminder that upon activation of any fire alarm or in an emergency, all market entry gates will automatically close, and access cards will not be able to open entry gates.

This measure ensures market users not already on-site are not able to gain entry to the market and inadvertently expose themselves to dangers or hazards unnecessarily.

Exit gates will always remain operational during any emergency situation or alarm activation.  

Once the Melbourne Fire Brigade or relevant emergency services give the all-clear and make any necessary changes to the fire panel, entry gates will become operational again.

New Campaign – Win a Holiday!

The start of May brings the launch of the A better choice! “Win a Holiday” campaign.

A national competition enticing Aussies to support their local fruit and veg shop. Customers can enter in-store by scanning the QR codes on the posters provided, with $5000 worth of travel vouchers on offer for Victorians.

All A better choice! members will receive a stand-alone email with all relevant information.
To be one of the first stores activated with this campaign, please, contact Zac.

Retailer of the Year Award
A better choice! are once again running the Retailer of the Year, Peoples Choice Award for 2022!Every competition entry counts as a nomination towards your store, so be sure to mention ‘Win a Holiday’ to every customer that comes through the door, for your chance to win!

Zespri Sungold Promotion

Kiwifruit Season is upon us, and A better choice! have partnered with Zespri to promote their Zespri Sungold Kiwifruit in-store!

As part of this promotion we will be providing in-store collateral including tote bags, shelf wobblers, soft toys and other items for you to give away to customers!
Additionally, 4 lucky retail stores will each win a 75-inch Television for being involved!

Contact Zac to get involved with this campaign

Win $1000 for your retail store

To celebrate the chestnut season in Australia, Chestnuts Australia are giving retailers the opportunity to win $1,000 for their store! 

More information here.
To be involved with this promotion, please contact Zac.

Toyota Forklift Special Offer

Toyota are currently running a special offer for the Melbourne Market. 

Purchase any new forklift from Toyota and you’ll get a chance to WIN 1 of 5 LHE150 Electric Pallet Jacks. With a lithium-ion battery, smooth manoeuvrability and ease of use, it’s the freshest forklift deal going around.

Click here for more information.

Certificate III in Greengrocery
The MMA is providing funding for another four people to complete the Certificate III in Greengrocery, commencing at the end of the month.  
Completing a qualification helps to keep staff engaged with initiative and enthusiasm to help run your business. You can also get a government wage subsidy of up to $7,000 per quarter. 
Get in contact with Theresa Hunt today on 9258 6191 to secure your spot.

Mantra Reopening
Mantra reopened their doors to the public on Tuesday, 19 April 2022 and are setting the benchmark for new hotel developments with state of the art facilities including overnight accommodation, and conference rooms while offering a full buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner at Republic Tavern.

Don’t forget to claim a 20% discount on your room rate by clicking the link below and using the promo code MARKET2022

Book Now – get 20% off

Upcoming Events
Melbourne Market Open Day – Thursday, 5 May 5am – 8am. 

TDDA Drug & Alcohol Awareness Workshop – Friday, 13 May 8.30am – 12pm

Industry News
Sweet outlook for Australian berries

A new report from ANZ has forecast a positive long-term outlook for the Australian berry industry as production volumes grow.

The industry has a strong domestic market to supply with around 75 per cent of Australian consumers buying fresh berries and most buying multiple.Click here to find out more. 

New training to boost horticulture workforce

A ground-breaking training program will support more long-term careers in Victoria’s horticulture sector while delivering a resilient workforce to support Victorian farmers and regional economies, backed by support from the Victorian Government.
Click here to find out more. 

Melbourne Market Job Board

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. View full online job board

Bring your passion for food and customer service and start a new career or progress it with Scicluna’s!

Delivery Drivers, Dandenong South.
Training provided. Pay review and performance bonus after 3 months. Start and finish early.
Grocery Manager, Mentone. 
Deli Manager and Deli 2IC, Mentone. 
Deli Supervisor, Tooronga (Glen Iris)
Experienced Grocery or Fresh Produce Assistants, Mentone
Pick Packers with Fresh Produce knowledge (Night shift) Dandenong South

Come and join one of Melbourne’s most respected and growing food merchants and work for a company that cares about its people!

For more information or to apply, please visit our new lookwebsite or email for further information.

G&M CAMMARANO & SONS are seeking a forklift driver two – four nights a week. Must have knowledge of market and regulations.

Please visit Tony on stand 715/716 or contact on 0400 551 795.

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