This Week in the Market – 31 May 2022

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In this week’s Market News:

– One-way traffic on Trading Floor to Improve Safety
– Heartkids Hero Day – Save the Date
– Market Advisory Committee Meetings

Market News
One-way traffic on Trading Floor to Improve Safety

From Monday, 6 June, major traffic changes will be implemented on the Trading Floor to improve safety and logistical efficiency.

The three long vehicle lanes running between Customer Service and the Flower Market will become one way only.

The two outer lanes will run one way from west to east (from Customer Service toward the Flower Market), while the middle lane will run east to west (from the Flower Market toward Customer Service). The cross over lanes (T1, T2 and T3) will remain two-way, allowing easy access to move throughout the Trading Floor.

The video below illustrates the new traffic flow.  

Traffic bollards will be in place, and Market Relations Officers will be stationed at the main intersections with traffic wands, to assist drivers in adjusting to the directional changes.

The MMA has engaged experienced traffic management experts, Impact Traffic Engineering, to assist in designing safer traffic plans within the market. The initiative will begin as a trial for three months, after which, it will be assessed in consultation with advisory committee members and other key market stakeholders.

Business Principals should ensure all staff, especially forklift drivers, are briefed on the changes before implementation on 6 June.

If you have any questions, please speak to a Market Relations Officer. We thank you for your support in making the Melbourne Market a safer place for everyone.


Heartkids Hero Day – Save the Date!


Save the date for HeartKids Hero Day at the Market!

Did you know a baby is born every 3 hours with a life-changing heart defect? This is your opportunity to support the charity that helps these children throughout their lifelong and often challenging journey.

Melbourne Market Hero Day, which coincides with one of our ‘Children in the Market’ days will run from 5am – 7.30am on Wednesday, 29 June. The event will include entertainment for market users and their children alike, such as celebrity guests, superhero appearances, a magician, a handball competition, breakfast, auctions and raffles; all to raise funds for a worthy cause.

Market Advisory Committee Meetings
The next market advisory committee meetings are running this week. 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.

Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday


The market will be closed on Monday, 13 June for the Queen’s Birthday public holiday.
If your parking permit only allows access on a day that falls on a public holiday, 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, your regular bay may not be available. Please see a Market Relations Officer on arrival for instruction.

Traffic Barriers now in place
As previously communicated, traffic barriers are now place at both points of the east side crossover exits between the Buyer’s Walk and undercover carpark canopies (see image below). This safety initiative will be in place for a three-month trial and aims to make the pedestrian crossings at the exits safer for everyone by preventing forklifts from cutting through.

If you have any questions, please speak to a Market Relations Officer. We thank you for your support in making the Melbourne Market a safer place for everyone.





Win a Holiday – Advertising is now live!


Advertising is now live for the ‘Win a Holiday’ campaign, the video will be played on 10play during MasterChef episodes and on 7Plus, see if you recognise your favourite retailer in the clip!

Listen out for the ad on Nova FM, all advertising directs the audience to shop at their local fruit and veg shop.

Congratulations to Watt’s Fresh in Kyneton and Mt Eliza Village Fruits, who both had lucky winners.

There are 8 weeks remaining and plenty of prizes 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.



Retailer of the Year Award
A better choice! are once again running the Retailer of the Year, People’s Choice Award for 2022!

The award is a great chance to drive media attention towards your store statewide and even nationally. Every competition entry counts as a nomination towards your store, be sure to mention ‘Win a Holiday’ to every customer that comes through the door for your chance to win!

Upcoming Events
Hort Connections – Monday, 6 June – Wednesday, 8 June | Brisbane Convention Centre

General Occupant Training – Friday, 24 June

Heartkids Hero Day – Wednesday, 29 June

Industry News
Global Overview – Oranges




The Australian industry currently exports up to $540 million worth of citrus around the world, and according to statistics, for the year ending June 2021, out of that total export figure $285.1million (172,416 tonnes) were from oranges.
Click here to find out more. 

Prices for fresh fruit and vegetables are expected to soar over the coming weeks

Flooding in March and this month’s heavy rain across Australia’s east coast has disrupted regular growing conditions and closed some roads, causing further delays. Lettuce, spinach, avocados, apples, strawberries and raspberries have been the hardest hit.

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

LaManna Premier Group- Employment opportunities We are seeking a capable and skilled Logistics Coordinator to join our warehouse (Operations & Services) team at the Melbourne Epping Market!
 
If you’re keen to explore this fresh opportunity, send your resume to careers@lpgroup.com.au.

Ask the MMA
If you’ve got a question for the MMA email it to: submissions@melbournemarket.com.au.
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