This Week in the Market – 5 December 2023

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In this week’s Market News:

– Tell us what you think in the Market Satisfaction Survey
– MarketSafe – Go Slow, Stay Safe
– Exciting ABC partnerships to take advantage of

Market News

Melbourne Market Satisfaction Survey

It’s that time of year again; the Melbourne Market annual satisfaction survey is now open!

This annual survey is confidential and gives all market users the chance to express their opinions and share feedback on what they are finding effective, areas for improvement, ideas for the future, and how the MMA can support market users and businesses.

The survey takes just 7-10 minutes to complete.

Everyone’s input is essential as the data gathered plays a role in shaping the future and enhancing the operations, facilities, and opportunities at the Melbourne Market.

As a bonus, the first 75 people to complete the survey will receive a $15 voucher to spend at participating Market cafes.

Click the survey button below, and make sure to share your thoughts.

Complete the Survey Now
Please note: Each person can only complete the survey once.
This survey is anonymous, and any details taken for the incentive prize draw are not linked to the responses provided in the survey. 

Photography and filming onsite at the Market

Online video content can be a great way to promote your business. If you engage external photography/videography companies to visit the Market, please ensure the following form is completed and returned to

All visitors must sign in at Gate 1, complete the alcohol breathalyser, always wear a hi-vis vest and be accompanied at all times while on site.

Christmas Trading Hours 

The Melbourne Market, including the Flower Market, will be closed on public holidays during the Christmas – New Year period.

To accommodate buying demand during the busy festive season, buyers will be able to access the site to collect orders that have been pre-arranged. It is important to remember the Buyers’ Walk, Trading Floor, and Flower Market will be closed, as these are not mandatory trading days. Some wholesalers, growers and warehouse tenants may allow access to their premises for buyers who have made individual arrangements to collect produce.

Win a $500 Tiny Tom credit with Flavorite!

Flavorite has partnered with A better choice! to help promote their smallest creation yet, the Tiny Toms! To be in the draw to win, simply purchase some Tiny Tom’s from Flavorite, and contact Zac from A better choice! to have your store merchandised.

A better choice! have partnered with Luv Produce to celebrate a plastic-free future!

LUV Produce want to collaborate with forward-thinking grocers ready to prioritise plastic-free packaging. They know that this product resonates with the market. Current retailers have seen orders of Luv Produce lines increase up to 50% in a short space of time.

Luv Produce offers competitive pricing, has stand-out merchandising, and will work together with retailers on a custom marketing strategy to ensure you both win.

Email Paul at to get started.

Be your own Secret Santa this season! 

Sleigh this silly season in a brand new ECAR Lithium Magnum 2S Golf Cart. This 48V powerhouse delivers a new level of driving comfort with redesigned suspension and high-wall tyres making it the smoothest ECAR yet. For just $12,990 (inc GST), revel in the epitome of performance, style, and innovation that this cart package has to offer. Plus, add a roof flashing light ($299) and full set of rain covers ($499) to tailor it to your every need.

Looking for Golf Cart parts and accessories? Why not visit our website for all your spare parts and accessory needs to receive a FREE $20 Gift Card* during the month of December?
From now until 31st of December 2023, every online order placed via our website will receive a $20 Gift Card upon checkout to use towards your next online purchase. Just make sure to add coupon code SANTAGIFT at the checkout before the end of the month to claim yours!

Visit Carts’n’Parts Australia at EFS2 (next to Toyota) to find out more about our ECAR Lithium Magnum 2S Golf Cart from Jason or shop online 24/7 at *T&Cs apply.

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Industry News

Solar panel potential for horticulture production

A recent report has revealed the enormous potential for integrating solar production alongside horticulture in Australia using Agrivoltaics.

International studies have highlighted several benefits associated with this approach, such as enhanced crop yields in the case of certain produce like berries, fruit trees (apples, pears, and soft fruits), asparagus, garlic, hops, and leafy greens

Click here to read 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.
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