This Week In The Market – 9 July 2019

Edition 234: Children in the Market
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In this week’s Market News:

– Children in the Market today and tomorrow
– Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit point of sale material still available
– Market businesses helping worthy causes

Market News

Children in the Market

Today and tomorrow we will be welcoming Children into the Market for our regular school holiday event.
We ask that you be extra vigilant as you go about your day, making sure to keep an eye out to ensure it is an enjoyable and safe experience for all children involved.
Upon check-in at Gate 1 security, children will receive their high-vis vest as well as some fruit and veg to take home or enjoy while they’re on-site.
Thanks to the following businesses who kindly donated produce for children to enjoy.
– Barkers Fresh Produce
– Arcella Banana Company
– VB Sculli
– Market City Fruits
– Latorre’s Fruit and Vegetable Wholesalers

Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit point of sale material still available

Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit merchandise packs are still available for retailers to use in store. The kits include caps, posters, magnets, shelf signage and display bins to merchandise your store and provide some free gifts for your customers.
Pick up your pack from the front of Customer Service.

Not a member of A Better Choice yet?
The industry is excited about this program, and you should be too.
Click the link below to have a member of our team visit your store to talk you through the details.
Find out more about ‘A Better Choice’

Weekly words of wisdom

Harry has seen his fair share of collisions and near misses over the years. Stick to the pedestrian walkways to help avoid incidents between forklifts and pedestrians.
Thanks for the tip, Harry.

Market CCTV Policy

Throughout the Market, you will find CCTV cameras at several locations which monitor operations to improve security and safety, address crime and manage anti-social behaviour.
Some individual businesses have also installed CCTV cameras to monitor their store or warehouse.
The MMA understands that some tenants may want added safety and security with additional video surveillance, however, to ensure the privacy of all Market users there are some guidelines that leaseholders must abide when installing CCTV cameras.
Warehouse, commercial and store Business Principals, have been sent a communication which provides guidance concerning CCTV terms of installation and use.
If you have any further queries, please contact the MMA property team on

Melbourne Market is a drug and alcohol-free worksite

The MMA is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for all Market users. When individuals are affected by drugs or alcohol, it impairs their judgement, and this is why, like many other industrial worksites around the country, the Melbourne Market is a drug and alcohol-free worksite.
This means, any person on Market Land must not have a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) over 0.00%, or be under the influence of prohibited drugs at any time.
Our drug and alcohol policy is in place to ensure the safety of all Market users.

Donations for the homeless this winter

Here at the Market, we know all about cold mornings, but it doesn’t compare to how those who are sleeping-rough, experience Melbourne’s cold winters.
Gerry from Fruitopia is collecting things like socks, blankets, sleeping bags and other similar items to help keep Melbourne’s homeless warm.
You can drop-off your good-quality donations for the homeless at the Fruitopia Warehouse (pad 1, warehouse 3), between 2 am – 7 am each morning this week.
You will find clearly labelled bins out the front of Fruitopia’s warehouse to place your donated items in.

LaManna Premier hosting BBQ fundraiser

Three million Australians are currently experiencing anxiety or depression and every day, nearly eight people take their own lives.
On Friday 12 July from 5 AM, LaManna Premier at stores 87-97 will be holding a BBQ and selling beanies to raise money for Beyond Blue.
Beyond Blue is an Australian independent not-for-profit organisation that work to address issues associated with depression, suicide, anxiety and other related mental health conditions.
Get down and grab a sausage and beanie to support this worthy cause.

Australian sky diving record broken

Congratulations to Grant Nichol from Flavorite Marketing who last month was part of a team who broke the Australian record for large formation skydiving. The team broke the record with 130 people working together in the formation, which involved seven aircraft flying at 17,000 feet.
Well done Grant, what a great achievement!
Can you pick out Grant in the large formation below?

Have an exciting story or a significant life event that you would be happy to share with the Market community?
Email Melbourne Market Communications Advisor Lauren Kitchener at

Industry News

Schools-on-Farms ready to launch

An innovative project is set to foster closer links between school students and the horticulture industry.
The Schools-on-Farms programme is a joint initiative between Ausveg Vic, Boomaroo Nurseries and the Stephanie Alexander Garden Foundation.
The programme will facilitate school visits to operating vegetable farms, providing students with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the production process from seed to harvest.
Read more on the Produce Plus website

Key Dates

Tuesday 9 – Wednesday 10 July – Children in the Market

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