This Week In The Market – 5 September

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In this week’s Market News:

– Violence has no home at the Melbourne Market
– Joint Market Advisory Committee Meeting
– Children in the Market

Market News

Violence has no home at the Melbourne Market

Nobody deserves to come to work in an environment where they are subject to violent or aggressive behaviour.

As a community, we all expect each other to act reasonably and responsibly, treating others with the same respect we would give our family and friends.

Shoving, threatening, punching, making intimidating statements, damaging a person’s produce, or using equipment like a forklift to intimidate others, are all acts of violence. The competitive nature of the market environment is not an excuse to behave in an anti-social fashion, and any violent or threatening behaviour is unacceptable.

We all want a Melbourne Market we are proud of, an environment where we would be proud for our sons, daughters, partners, and parents to be involved.

When at work, ask yourself, would my family be proud to see me now?

Have you been the victim of violent behaviour in the market?
If you would like to seek support, confidentially discuss or report an issue relating to racism, sexism, violence, bullying or harassment in the Melbourne Market, please email or call 0448 413 098.

Please visit the Stronger Together website for further information and support.

Joint Market Advisory Committee Meeting

The joint Market Advisory Committee meeting has been moved from Thursday, 7 September to Tuesday, 12 September. In the lead-up to this meeting, 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 Market operations and the fresh produce industry matters. 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.

Congratulations to the Queen’s Harvest team

Congratulations to Giovanni Tripodi for being recognised by the City of Melbourne and receiving the 40-plus years Lord Mayor’s Small Business Achievement Award. The award recognises small businesses that have operated continuously within the City of Melbourne for at least 40 years.Giovanni’s business, Queen’s Harvest, was officially opened in 2018, but the business’s connection with Queen Victoria Markets is built on a family history that runs far deeper. After arriving in Melbourne from Calabria, Italy, more than 60 years ago, Giovanni Tripodi’s parents began selling fruit at Stall 26 in the A Shed, and to this day, it’s not uncommon to find three generations of the Tripodi family behind the counter.

Giovanni’s children Natalie and Antonio accepted the award on Giovanni’s behalf while he was away enjoying a hard-earned break!

Images courtesy of the City of Melbourne. 

Children in the Market

Children in the Market will be celebrating the AFL Grand Final week these upcoming school holidays, on Tuesday, 26 and Wednesday, 27 September. As well as footy-themed activities and cheer, DEBRA Australia will be on-site, selling raffle tickets and raising money for the upcoming Melbourne Market Golf Day.

Please ensure all children are pre-registered, with the completed form returned to Customer Service before the event*. Please keep in mind recent vehicle upgrades and ensure you and your guests wear seatbelts when riding in electric buggies.

*Please note: All submitted forms will be automatically approved unless you are notified otherwise.

Congratulations to our market-wide footy competition winners, Harry, Nic and Demi. They will be taking home a Hisense 55″ TV, Baby Weber Q and Esky with Bluetooth Speaker, respectively, for their fantastic tipping this year!

Well done to Christian from Mountain Fresh, Rosi and Paul from Melba Fresh, Leigh from Venn’s Wholesale and Rylie from Produce Time for rounding out the Top 8 of 106 tipsters.

Grand Final predictions
Harry: Melbourne v Carlton – Melbourne to win by 2 points
Nic: Collingwood v GWS – GWS to win by 15 points
Demi: Collingwood v Melbourne – Collingwood to win by 12 points

Keep an eye out next year for the 2024 AFL Melbourne Market Tipping competition!

Zespri Partnership Competition Winners

For the launch of the new season, Zespri™ were giving away $5,000 worth of prizes to the best SunGold™ Kiwifruit displays in fruit and veg shops across Australia, and the winners have been chosen!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the promotion and entered their displays, and congratulations to The Froot Shop for being picked by Zespri as one of the top three displays in the country! As you can see, The Froot Shop team went all out!

10 lucky dip winners were also selected just for participating, including five Victorian winners. We will contact the winners below shortly to organise the collection of your prizes.

  • The Happy Apple
  • Provincia Food Store
  • Emerald Fruit Barn
  • Palamara Village Fruits Mt Eliza
  • Fruits n Fare

Industry News

Crop-enhancement products delivering results

Australian food producers are increasingly embracing advanced crop-enhancement products such as high-tech fertilisers as they strive to maintain profits and reduce inputs in challenging times, according to leading plant physiologist Dr David Marks.

Click here to read more.

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