This Week in the Market – 7 March 2023

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In this week’s Market News:

– Celebrate International Women’s Day tomorrow
– Melbourne Market Footy Tipping
– Children in the Market

Market News

Celebrate International Women’s Day tomorrow

We look forward to celebrating International Women’s Day tomorrow!

We’ll be giving everyone some sweet treats and have something special for all the incredible women in the Market.

It’s your last chance to send a shout-out to the women you work with by submitting a few words about why they are great and what makes them an asset to our work environment by emailing

Let’s fill the Market TV screens with positive messages about the women who help make our industry so great!

Melbourne Market Footy Tipping Competition

Want to end up with the ultimate bragging rights in the Market?

Join the Melbourne Market tipping competition, it’s free to enter, and you’ll have the chance to win some great prizes!

Be sure to put your name and business as your display name so we know who you are and can include you in the live ladder, updated weekly on the Market TV screens.

Download the ESPN Footy Tips app on Apple or Android for ease of use and to complete your tips on the go!

Register now for Children in the Market

Children in the Market is back over the Easter school holidays, on Tuesday, 18 and Wednesday, 19 April. Join us for a fun morning filled with fun activities!

Children must be pre-registered before the event and accompanied by their parent or guardian. Please complete the registration form here, print it, and return it to Customer Service.

As well as ensuring children enjoy their time at the market our biggest priority is safety. We ask all market users to be especially vigilant and be conscious that children will be onsite over these two days.

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

Updated Melbourne Market Operating Rules

The MMA recently undertook a review of the site Operating Rules and has made changes to improve the health, safety and overall operation of the Melbourne Market.

Businesses and Market users must familiarise themselves with the changes. The complete updated Operating Rules can be found online.
Key changes include increased ‘demerit points’ to the following rules:

  • Operating Rule 10 – Specific Vehicle Restrictions

In addition, there is a new operating rule relating to forklifts and other ‘Approved Vehicles’:
Operating Rule 10.1 Forklift and Market Approved Vehicles
A Person on Market Land must not:
(c) operate or drive a forklift without wearing a seatbelt
(d) operate or drive a Market Approved Vehicle without the installation of
appropriate and operational restraints.

Seatbelt wearing has always been compulsory while operating a forklift, and now in light of the latest WorkSafe requirements, this rule has been expanded to apply restraint wearing to all market approved vehicles (e.g golf buggies).

Should you have any questions, please contact Rob Rotondi, Operations Manager on 03 9258 6169 or Amy Dyer, Assistant Operations Manager on 03 9258 6128.

Shop and win is back!

The annual Shop and Win! consumer campaign is back this Autumn, with $19,000 worth of prizes up for grabs in participating fruit and veg shops, including Apple Airpods, Fitbit Versa 4, Nintendo Switch Console Lite, Breville Coffee Machines and more.

Along with this campaign, the illustrious “Retailer of the Year, Peoples Choice Award” will be awarded to the store with the most customer nominations.

A better choice! stores can expect to see Zac rolling out the campaign this week.

Contact Zac to learn more about the campaign or be one of the first stores activated.

Run for the Kids 2023

The Victorian A better choice! team is excited to announce a new sponsorship of the 2023 Herald Sun/Transurban Run for the Kids event.

Held on Sunday, 19 March, the event will see over 20,000 participants run through the city of Melbourne, raising much needed funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital.

This event will provide a platform for A better choice! to promote the importance of consuming fresh fruit and vegetables from local fruit and veg shops to an enormous Victorian audience.

Industry News

Australian horticulture value continues growth

New data released by Hort Innovation has revealed the value of Australian horticulture grew in 2021/22 (12 months to 30 June 2022), maintaining a trend that has seen value grow A$6.15bn (US$4.14bn) in the last decade.

Vegetables and nuts drove the growth in production value in 2021/22 with vegetables increasing 13 per cent year-on-year to A$4.54bn – an all-time high.

Click here to read more.

Newly-engineered varieties of fruits to land in Australia

Three new avocado varieties have landed on Australian shores, providing consumers with more options.

They are “green skin” varieties, like Shepherd avocados, that do not go brown when cut and have a nutty, buttery flavour.

Click here to read more.

Melbourne Market Job Board and Community Notices

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