This Week In The Market – April 4 2023

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In this week’s Market News:

– Easter Trading Hours
– Pat Cronin Foundation & Children in the Market event
– A better choice! Shop and Win

Market News

Pat Cronin Foundation & Children in the Market event

The Pat Cronin foundation was created after a young man lost his life to senseless violence. The foundation aims to eliminate the Coward’s Punch by educating young Australians on making wise decisions, and the impact violence can have on everyone involved.

Grant from Flavorite is raising funds to help the foundation expand its Be Wise education program into all states of Australia. He will be completing a 1500km bike ride from Alice Springs to Darwin, and you can get involved by joining Grant on a “virtual ride” or donating directly to a dedicated fundraiser page at

You can also get involved during the Children in the Market event this Easter school holidays, on Tuesday, 18 and Wednesday, 19 April, by visiting the Pat Cronin smoothie bike stand in front of Customer Service and donating via the donation tins while you jump on the bike and blend your favourite smoothie through pedal-power!
Learn more about the Pat Cronin Foundation here.

Shop and Win Campaign

The award-winning Shop and Win campaign is now in its second week, with over 9,000 entrants nationally already!

Congratulations to Wilsons Fruit and Veg and Henrys Mercato Stud Park, who have lucky customers receiving Apple Airpods and a Fitbit Versa 2!

There are still seven more weeks of prizes, so there’s plenty of time to ensure your customers have a chance to win as well!Contact Zac for further information.

Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show success!

The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show is the largest horticultural event in the Southern Hemisphere. Held in the beautiful Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens, thousands of people swarmed to take in the stunning arrangements on display.

The National Flower Centre was front and centre, with one of the biggest stands popping with colour and drawing large crowds by having the Market’s best florals from multiple growers on show and for purchase.

Thank you to everyone who provided flowers and those who volunteered their time to show why the National Flower Centre is the best place to buy wholesale flowers.

Melbourne Market Footy Tipping Competition

Congratulations to Nic for taking out the top spot after round three!

Industry News

Australia grants APAL new fund to support apple exports

Industry body Apple and Pear Australia (APAL) has been awarded funding by the Australian government as part of efforts to increase the country’s apple exports.

The A$450,000 (US$300,000) Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation (ATMAC) grant will be used to investigate the combined effectiveness of orchard and packhouse practices in managing pests that restrict trade in fresh apples.

Click here to read more.

Apple farmers use sunscreen, reflectors to enhance pink lady crop

The pink lady apple variety is known for its rosy colour, but more goes into developing the hues than just letting the fruit grow on the tree.

Apple growers go to extreme lengths to make their fruit look its absolute best so consumers grab it.

Click here to read more.

Melbourne Market Job Board and Community Notices

Do you have a vacancy to fill in your business?
Email 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.
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Tenfarms – Store forklift driver and order picker

If you have a current forklift licence and some market experience – please contact the friendly team at Tenfarms at to apply for this new role.

It can be 5 days or 6 days – your choice and includes an excellent salary, car parking and a great young team to work with daily.

We operate from store 113 and our warehouse is adjacent on Pad 4.

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