This Week in the Market – 30 August 2022

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In this week’s Market News:

– Market Advisory Committee Meetings
– Updated Melbourne Market Operating Rules
– Seven Year Anniversary

Market News
Market Advisory Committee Meetings

The Market advisory committees will hold a joint meeting on Tuesday, 6 September. You can ask your advisory committee members to raise questions or ideas with the MMA. 

Advisory committees work with the Melbourne Market Authority to advise on matters relating to Market operations and the fresh produce industry. Committee members are a great source of information and advice for Market users. To find out who the members of the advisory committees are, please visit the MMA website.

Updated Melbourne Market Operating Rules
The MMA recently undertook a review of the site Operating Rules and has made changes to improve the health, safety and overall operation of the Melbourne Market.

Businesses and Market users must familiarise themselves with the changes. The complete updated Operating Rules can be found online. All operating rule changes come into effect as of 1 September 2022.
Should you have any questions, please contact Rob Rotondi, Operations Manager on 03 9258 6169 or Amy Dyer, Assistant Operations Manager on 03 9258 6128. 

Seven years of trade at Epping

Tomorrow on the 31st August we mark 7 years of trade at Epping!

The Market has seen plenty of development with new businesses, expansion and growth over the years, as we continue to make sure the Melbourne Market is the best place to do business.

This is a great opportunity to reflect on our rich history and look forward to the bright future ahead!

Happy Anniversary Epping!

Fine Food Australia Expo
The Melbourne Market will showcase fresh produce at one of the largest food services, catering and manufacturing trade events. The Fine Food Australia Expo will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from Monday 5th to Thursday 8th September.
After the success of the Food Services Expo earlier this year, we are looking for participation and support from our market community. There is an opportunity for wholesalers to attend the event, showcase their produce and connect with an expected 20,000 visitors over the four-day event. 

This event will be followed by a Melbourne Market Industry Open Day on Thursday, 6 October.

If you would like your business to be showcased, including having your produce displayed and sampled at the event, contact Theresa on 9258 6191.

Above: Images from the successful Food Services Expo earlier this year

R U OK? Day – September 8
R U OK? Day is fast approaching.
Thursday, 8 September is when we remind everyone to ask, ‘are you OK?’ and start a meaningful conversation to support those around you.


We would like to welcome Quayclean to the Melbourne Market, who will manage the cleaning and waste management contract commencing Thursday, 1 September.

The Quayclean team come to us with a wealth of experience across extensive, multi-disciplinary facilities and is looking forward to meeting the tenants and market users over the coming weeks.

They are focused on delivering a seamless transition across the Market, with innovations around equipment, waste management and cleaning services being implemented in the coming months. 

Tune in for the next episode of Everyday Gourmet
Check out yesterday’s episode, where Thanh shares his knowledge of flat and hilly bottom apples with Justine, showcasing the high-quality varieties that supply Victoria’s local greengrocers.

Tune in tomorrow at 4pm on Channel 10 to see the high demand for fresh, premium Australian produce nationally and internationally.

Be sure to watch our social media channels to find out when future episodes will air.

Win a $500 Gold Class Voucher for your store!
The A better choice! team need your feedback to ensure we can improve future campaigns.

By answering this short survey, you will go into the draw to win a $500 Gold Class cinema voucher for you and your store!

Retail Store Profile
The A better choice! team recently travelled to Mirabella’s in Doncaster to hear about Deep’s journey since taking over the popular fruit and veg shop.Watch Deep’s story and hear all about his journeyZespri Sungold Competition WinnerThe team at Henry’s Mercato have another happy little customer, who proudly walked away with a plush toy, gift voucher, and box of gold kiwis after winning their colouring competition in-store!

Industry News
Mango season underway, but farmers struggle to pick fruit

Record low unemployment has created intense competition for workers. Ahead of next week’s jobs and skills summit, the food industry says it needs an extra 170,000 people to help get produce from the paddock to the plate.Click here to find out more. 

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. View full online job board

VFS Produce
We are currently looking for an Administration Assistant to coordinate and carry out all office administration including managing and maintaining quality systems and paperwork. The role is 5 days a week – flexible part-time.

For further detail please contact Paul –

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