This Week In The Market – April 26 2023

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In this week’s Market News:

– Children in the Market fun
– Forklift Safety
– A better choice! Shop & Win

Market News

Children in the Market fun

It was great welcoming back 91 kids for our first Children in the Market event for 2023!

Children enjoyed seeing the Market in action and many familiar faces. The Pat Cronin smoothie bike stand was a massive hit with all the kids and adults. Everyone enjoyed blending their favourite flavours through pedal power while raising funds for a great cause.

The generosity of the Market community was on display again, with almost $800 raised over the two days going towards Grant’s 1500km charity bike ride from Alice Springs to Darwin for the Pat Cronin Foundation.

Grant’s journey started on Monday, 24 April. Keep an eye on the TV screens and the newsletter for weekly updates on his journey.

You can still donate to this wonderful cause via the link below.

Ride 2 Be Wise donation page
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Last week a serious incident occurred in the Melbourne Market where a buggy and forklift collided head-on, resulting in a market user being ejected from a vehicle and suffering severe head injuries. 

Luckily the injured market user will recover, but not everyone involved in forklift incidents walks away unharmed.

The 7 News video above feature’s Mark’s story from Sydney Markets, who tragically lost his leg in a forklift accident.

The incident at our site, as well as that from Sydney Markets, reminds us all of the critical importance of safety on site.

Everyone has the right to work in a safe environment and leave the site unharmed at the end of each day.

Click the link to read the Melbourne Market’s most recent Safety Alert and make sure you are doing everything you can to ensure your safety and the safety of others.

Do your part. Be responsible. Be MarketSafe.

Shop and Win Campaign

After five weeks, the award-winning Shop and Win campaign has already had over 17,000 entrants nationally!

Congratulations to our week five winners, Big Watermelon, who have a lucky customer taking home an Apple iPad!

There are still four weeks of great prizes to be won, so there is plenty of time for your customers to have a chance to win!

Remember that all customer entries will contribute towards your store being named the “A better choice! People’s Choice Award” Retailer of the Year, keep those entries coming!

Kanzi Apples Partnership

A better choice! have recently partnered with Kanzi Apples to celebrate the start of the Kanzi Apple season.

Retailers will have the chance to win a trip to a Kanzi packing facility, including an all-expenses paid lunch at Shanikas Italian restaurant for you and your team, on Friday, 2 June.

1st Place = 6 People from your store
2nd Place = 4 People from your store
3rd Place = 2 People from your store

Entry is simple:

  1. Build your best display of Kanzi Apples, and take a few photos
  2. Upload the photos to social media and tag:
    1. Kanzi Apple Facebook (@KanziApple.Australia) or Instagram (@kanzi_au_apple).
    2. @abetterchoiceaus

The competition ends on May 26. We can’t wait to see your Kanzi displays!

Contact Zac for more information on how to enter.

Solar Panels Commissioning

Electrical upgrade works will be conducted onsite on Wednesday, 26 April to allow for the connection of solar panels.

As part of the works, two-hour electrical isolations will occur along the Buyers’ Walk, Recycling Transfer Station, East End Hire, EFS 1, Diesel Station, Loading North and Warehouse 7 as per the below time slots:

  • Buyers’ Walk stores 64  96: 10 am to 12 pm
  • Diesel Station, East End Hire, EFS 1, Recycling Transfer Station, Loading North and Buyers’ Walk stores 1 – 27: 12 pm to 2 pm
  • Warehouse 7: 2 pm to 4 pm

Works will be conducted during the day to minimise the impact on tenant operations. These planned electrical isolations will impact general lighting, cooling, and Wi-Fi.

Please ensure your tenancy’s electricical supply is in working order after the works are completed.

If you have any questions, contact Customer Service at 9258 6144.

Industry News

Funding injection for Australian biosecurity

Hort Innovation has announced a A$9.5m injection into pest and disease risk management measures for safe fresh produce trade.

The partnership will work closely with Australia’s domestic biosecurity regulators to strengthen the country’s science-backed approach to managing phytosanitary risks, making it easier for fresh produce growers to conduct safe cross-border trade.

Click here to read more

AI and machinery learning is the way of the future

Farmers have been told they must focus on doing “more with less” and that artificial intelligence and machine learning would be central to industry thriving into the future.

Speaking at the recent Rabobank Farm2Fork Summit, John Deere Australia and New Zealand managing director Luke Chandler told farmers they could act immediately, using technology they most likely already have on their machines, to harness the power of data insights and automation.

Click here to read more

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