This Week in the Market – 7 June 2022

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In this week’s Market News:

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

Market News
One-way traffic on Trading Floor Postponed

After discussions with the Advisory Committee, some considerations are being taken into account and the one-way traffic trial will be postponed until further notice.

The 3-month trial will commence upon traffic management consultation and advice.

The video below illustrates the new traffic flow.  

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!
Wednesday, June 29 | 5am – 7.30am


We are excited to announce our MCs for the HeartKids Hero Day! You may recognise these loveable larrikins from Gogglebox Australia.

Adam and Symon have been associated with HeartKids for many years, helping raise vital funds for the charity. Expect a number of laughs, stories and entertainment including celebrity guests, superhero appearances, a magician, a handball competition, breakfast, auctions and raffles; all to raise funds for a worthy cause.

Children must be pre-registered before the event and accompanied by their parent or guardian at all times. To register please complete the registration form here and print and return to Customer Service. 

Market Advisory Committee Meetings
Last week all four market advisory committees met with MMA Management to discuss relevant market issues.

The MMA provided updates on key projects and initiatives such as, warehousing on the eastern boundary, A better choice! program, upcoming market events, the ‘My MMA Portal’, and more. 

As always, a key area of discussion in all four meetings was safety in the market, including some of the recent traffic management changes.

Minutes from all advisory committee meetings are publically available for market users to view on the MMA website. To view the minutes or to learn who your advisory committee members are, please visit the 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.

Emergency Response Training
The MMA is running a free emergency response training session that is open to all market tenants and users. Safety for all market users is a priority, and we encourage at least one person from each market business to attend.

When: Friday, June 24th 
Time: 7am – 8am
Where: Conference Room, Ground Floor, Administration Building
Trainer: Glenn Strickland (Evac Services)

Melbourne’s North Food Group – Webinar
Melbourne’s North Food Group with NORTH Link, AMES Australia and Australian Apprenticeship Support Network are hosting a webinar highlighting a shrinking labour market. Currently, employers may need to hire employees who might not have the skills and attributes required for a position. The webinar explores the wage subsidies available to employers which can offset the increased risk and cost involved.

Date: Thursday, June 16
Time: 12.00pm-1.00pm
Location: Online

For more information or to register, please click here or contact Margaret McLelland at margaret@melbournesnorth.com.au.

THINK SAFETY
TAKE CARE AT PEDESTRIAN CROSSING
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.

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.





Are you Australia’s Favourite Fruit and Veg Shop?



You may begin to notice temporary signs on the front and inside some wholesale stores within the market.

These signs are designed to create engagement for the A better choice! promotion and the Retailer of the Year award.

If your retailers have any questions about the program, have them scan the QR code to learn more and get in contact with Zac.

Win a Holiday promotion!
We are into week 3 of the promotion and currently have over 110 stores activated!

Congratulations to Watts Fresh, Mt Eliza Village Fruits and Big Watermelon who have all had store winners so far.

There is still 7 weeks worth of prizes including the major $2,500 prize 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.



Upcoming Events
Hort Connections – Monday, 6 June – Wednesday, June | Brisbane Convention Centre
Melbourne’s North Food Group Webinar – Thursday, 16 June
Emergency Response Training – Friday, 24 June
Heartkids Hero Day – Wednesday, 29 June

Industry News
Meet the 2022 Corteva Young Grower of the Year nominees


Eleven nominees from around the country have been shortlisted for the 2022 Corteva Agriscience Young Grower of the Year Award, honouring Australia’s best young fruit and vegetable producers.

The winner will be announced at the Hort Connections Gala Dinner on June 8 in Brisbane as part of the National Awards for Excellence. Click here to find out more. 

Strong vegetable crop growth for Victorian organic producer with recent above-average rainfall

Arahura Farms grow carrots, beetroot and celery all year round, running around 650 acres across two sites in the Swan Hill region of Victoria and says that the warmer than usual autumn has led to crops maintaining a better-than-expected growth rate. 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

Victoria Whitelaw Beautiful Flowers – Flower Buyer’s Assistant
Seeking a motivated and enthusiastic flower buyer’s assistant working at the Melbourne Wholesale Flower Market, our flagship Toorak Road store and Collingwood production house.

Your tasks will include:
Assisting our senior buyer in purchasing flowers at the Melbourne Wholesale Flower Market in Epping and loading the vehicles with product.
Transporting flowers and unloading at our South Yarra store and Collingwood production house.
Processing flowers with our team in preparation for sale in our store and use in weddings and events.

The ideal applicant will:

Be available to work Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 2.30am to approximately 10am.
Be able to drive a van and/or 3-tonne truck.
Have a current Australian driver’s license.
Be fit and strong and able to work fast at market pace.
Be motivated, enthusiastic and hardworking and not afraid to muck in with the team and get the job done.
Be immaculately presented.
Basic flower knowledge would be an advantage but not essential.

Please email your resume and cover letter to flowers@victoriawhitelaw.com.au

Guy’s Freight Service – Forklift Drivers
Early morning  4am -11 am Fork/HR driver, Monday to Friday (some flexibility in start time)
Early morning  7am – 11 am Fork/HR driver, Monday to Friday (some flexibility in start time)

Senior role, full-time night shift supervisor, assisting in the management of all-night operations.
 
For more detail in regards to these positions, please contact Sam Guy 0409 399 597 or Erin Kennedy 0414 734 217

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

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