This Week in the Market edition 119 – 21 February 2017

In today’s This Week in the Market, save your business money by recycling, don’t forget to have your say about the greengrocery training program and access card forms are due today.

Market News

Recycle and save money

Come along to a free information session on Thursday 2 March about recycling in the Market and learn some valuable tips on how your business can save money.

The session will include:

  • Initiatives in recycling designed to reduce your Market operating costs including savings in organic waste and plain pallet disposal.
  • Tips and tricks of the trade to make sure you’re making the most of the Market’s recycling program.
  • Special offers available to Market users utilising IKON for their waste management.
  • Opportunity to talk one-on-one with IKON to discuss your recycling needs.
  • Learn how you can reduce your organic waste bill and get a tax deduction through donations to Foodbank Victoria.

Places are limited so secure your spot and RSVP today. 

Date: Thursday 2 March 2017
Time: 8:00am to 9:00am
Location: The Conference Centre (ground level of the MMA Administration Building)
RSVP: or 9258 6100.

Download the flyer.

Help shape the greengrocery training program

Image result for survey iconDon’t forget to have your say regarding the landmark training program in greengrocery. As mentioned in last week’s This Week in the Market, we’re calling on greengrocers to help shape this program.

Melbourne Polytechnic has successfully secured government funding to develop a Certificate 2 and a Certificate 3 in greengrocery. Consultation with stakeholders last year revealed recognised training in greengrocery was a key gap in the industry.

Give your feedback by completing the short online survey below which contains detailed information on the proposed qualifications.

Click here to complete the survey now

Access card common expiry forms due today

Access card forms are due back to the MMA today. Please fill the form out carefully before returning it.

If you still haven’t received your letter please contact the MMA Customer Service Centre immediately on 9258 6123 or

Have you visited Orino’s lately?

*Offer valid until 28th February 2017

View the latest edition of MarketFresh News for more great offers from Market cafes during February and March.

Industry News

Greengrocers – free chestnut recipe brochures

Pick up FREE chestnut recipes outside the Customer Service Centre provided by Chestnuts Australia.

Hurry though – stocks are limited!

New 2017 course dates for forklift refresher training

Forklift refresher training provided on site at the Melbourne Market will assist safety conscious organisations to keep their workers’ skills up to date and current.

The training will provide workers with information about current WorkSafe regulations and/or legislation and standard operating procedures as well as site safety and safe driving principles.

Training will be delivered at the Melbourne Market in 3 hour blocks over a 2-day period for a total of 6 hours.

Training Dates:
21 and 22 February, 2017
21 and 22 March, 2017
11 and 12  April, 2017
16 and 17 May, 2017
20 and 21 June, 2017

Time: 8.00am to 11.00am
Cost: $324.50 (includes GST)

At the end of the course participants will receive a certificate of participation.

For further information regarding the, call 03 9269 8615 or email:

Download the course flyer.

Key Dates

Access card forms due date

  • Tuesday 21 February 2017

Melbourne Market Golf & Bowls Day

  • Friday 24 March 2017

Access card common expiry

  • Sunday 30 April 2017


For all enquiries call 03 9258 6100

7AM - 3PM, MON - FRI