This Week In The Market – August 15

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In this week’s Market News:

– A better choice! magazine is back
– Disruptive Works 28-30 August
– Children in the Market – Save the date

Market News

A better choice! magazine is back

Retailers, be sure to pick up a box of the latest edition of the widely popular A better choice! magazine to take back to your stores. Currently available for collection from Customer Service, each magazine is full of delicious recipes using in-season produce that will inspire your customers in the kitchen.

These won’t last long, so get in quick! Your customers are sure to enjoy receiving a free copy of the A better choice! magazine with their next fruit and veg shop!

You can also view the latest edition of the A better choice! magazine here.

Emergency Alarm Testing 28-30 August

National safety regulations require the Market’s Emergency Warning System (EWIS) to be tested every five years, and the time has come for us to comply. Testing throughout the Buyers’ Walk (stores and level 1 offices) will be done on August 28, 29, and 30 from 7am – 10am. Given the nature of fire alarms, testing may be disruptive over the three days. Business Principals of affected tenancies will be emailed directly with further details in the coming days.

Save the Date – Children in the Market

Children in the Market will be celebrating the AFL Grand Final week these upcoming school holidays, on Tuesday, 26 and Wednesday, 27 September, with some footy themed fun.

Children must be pre-registered before the event and accompanied by their parent or guardian. Please keep in mind recent vehicle upgrades and ensure you and your guests wear seatbelts when riding in electric buggies.

Keep an eye on the newsletter for further information and registration form in the coming weeks.

Road and Trading Stands Line Marking Upgrades

Over the next few weeks, the MMA will be trialling surface coating for line marking on roads and trading stands. Some stands will be barricaded off during these trials, and we ask market users not to move the barricades or attempt to utilise the stands as this will compromise the trials.

Help Raise Funds for DEBRA Australia this Melbourne Market Golf Day

Funds raised from the Melbourne Market Charity Golf Day go toward supporting DEBRA Australia, a charity that supports individuals, families and carers affected by Epidermolysis Bullosa – the worst disease you’ve never heard of.

Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is a rare disease whereby the skin blisters and peels at the slightest touch. Living with EB has been likened to living with third-degree burns. It is very painful, and sufferers must be bandaged every day with dressings to protect and medicate their wounds.

Click here to read Eliza’s story of living with EB and watch the video below to learn more about this terrible disease.

Click here for further information and to register.

A better choice! Job Opportunity – Casual Product Sampler 

A better choice! are recruiting product samplers to support local fruit and veg shops. You’ll be setting up brand displays, cutting/presenting fruit, approaching customers, promoting the product, and tracking/reporting on the promotion – all at some of Melbourne’s premier fruit and veg shops.

You’ll be well remunerated above award rates:

  • $35 per hour + superannuation (Weekdays)
  • $40 per hour + superannuation (Saturdays)
  • Travel allowance paid between stores (85c per kilometre)

Work is sporadic, and in either 3.5hr or 8hr shifts – You choose! The perfect candidate is positive, presentable, customer-centric, can work autonomously, and is passionate about promoting amazing Aussie-grown produce and supporting our industry. If you know someone who may be suited to this role please email Zac Egan on or call on 0409 733 312.

Industry News

Australian vegetables explore Europe

The Australian federal government has awarded Ausveg new funding to help facilitate export growth to European markets.

Click here to read more.

Protected cropping map a vital tool for the horticulture sector

Australia’s first protected cropping map has been launched, allowing the horticulture sector to better forecast yields, manage logistics and respond to natural disasters and biosecurity threats.

Click here to read more.

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