This Week in the Market – 5 July 2022

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In this week’s Market News:

– Superhero Effort for HeartKids!
– Foodbank Hamper Drive Success
– Coffee Voucher Reward    

Market News  
Superhero Effort for HeartKids! What an amazing morning and effort by all in the Market Community, raising a whopping $50,000 for HeartKids!

We had 45 children come through the market to see mum or dad in action at work while enjoying one of the biggest events the market has seen since COVID.

Having AFL stars Jack Riewoldt and Mark Harvey, Logie-winning Gogglebox stars Adam Densten and Symon Lovett, and Superhero appearances ensured there was something for everyone to enjoy.

It was great to see so many within the Market Community involved with the event to help raise much-needed funds for a worthy cause, with people battling it out at the live auction for the fantastic items.
The biggest prize on offer was arguably David Whitchelo and Tony Siciliano donning the superhero suits for a combined $1,500 donation!

Thank you to all who attended and donated on the day, and to our incredible Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsors! We are already looking forward to the next event!


Check out this video for some highlights of the morning!    

Foodbank Drive Thru Success

The Melbourne Market was proud to support the Foodbank Drive Thru on Sunday afternoon. 

With the cost of living on the rise and many people struggling to put food on the table, Foodbank packaged 1000 boxes of fresh produce and pantry items and provided them to those in need, across two sites in Victoria. The Melbourne Market was the site of one of the pick-up points with our visitor car park used for the day.

The generosity of the Market Community was on full display yet again, with the fruit and veg in the fresh produce boxes being donated or sourced directly from the market.

Want to know more about how your business can support Foodbank Victoria? Contact Fresh Produce Food Sourcing Coordinator, Declan Foott on 0468 607 070.


Coffee Voucher Reward
The MMA is pleased to reintroduce coffee vouchers for market users who display positive and safe behaviour within the market. Coffee vouchers can be received for many reasons, such as complying with market operating rules, including forklift and pedestrian safety, using positive and inclusive language, and many more.

We encourage all market users to behave in a positive and safe manner, just like our most recent recipients below, well done!

EOI for the lease of Warehouse 6.11A
A rare opportunity to secure a sort after Warehouse in building 6 is now available. Warehouse 6.11A is 190m2 and comes insulated with PIR Panels and a lease term from 2 – 5 years.

For further information, please download the Info Pack.
To apply, please download the EOI Form and email the completed form to

Applications close Friday, July 15, 2022.

Should you have any general enquiries, please contact the Property Team on 9258 6140.    


Win a Holiday promotion!

We are into the final 2 weeks of the Win a Holiday campaign!

Congratulations to the team at Tunstall Fresh and their lucky customer who was the week 7 winner of a $500 Webjet voucher. There are still 3x $500 vouchers to be won, plus the major $2,500 Webjet voucher!    

Retailer of the Year

The competition to be named Victoria’s favourite Fruit and Veg shop is heating up, with the top 10 stores all incredibly close and still vying for top spot!

The campaign ends on July 17, so you have just under 2 weeks to continue to get as many scans as possible. Get creative with customer scans and ask their whole family to nominate your store, or mention the campaign on social media!    

Zespri TV Giveaway
A better choice! has recently partnered with Zespri to promote their Sungold Kiwi Fruit by giving away 4x 75inch TV screens to the retail store with the best display promoting Sungold kiwi fruits.

Gain inspiration from Queen’s Harvest and Alexandra Fruit and Veg displays below!

Contact Zac to organise collateral for your Zespri Sungold display today.  

Designated roadways have been set out to ensure pedestrian and market user safety. Forklift drivers must stick to these roadways and allow pedestrians at crosswalks to cross safely.    

National NAIDOC Week, 3 – 10 July

National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year, to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth.

You can support and get to know your local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities through activities and events held across the country. Click here to find an event in your area and learn more about the importance of NAIDOC week.    

Industry News  
Australian-first Reemoon Fruscan 7 blemish grading technology already achieving improved quality

The installation of Reemoon’s brand new four-lane blemish grading machine has led to improved productivity for an Australian citrus producer in a year where fruit damage has been up in previous seasons. Click here to find out more.   

Farmers needed for horticulture business study

Victorian horticulture producers are being encouraged to join a new farm monitor program. Agriculture Victoria says its Horticulture Farm Monitor Pilot will provide producers with critical business insights to help them understand their profitability, improve recovery and drive future growth. 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  

Meadow Hills Marketing – Forklift Driver/Order Picker
Meadow Hills Marketing is seeking a Forklift Driver/Order Picker required for Sunday Night to Thursday Night, hours are 12am to 7am 12 (hours may vary depending on demand).
Duties include preparing and packing orders and completing deliveries in the market.
Forklift license required
Contact Phil 0419531960 or visit Stand 440    

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