This Week in the Market edition 154 – 24 October 2017

In today’s This Week in the Market, Melbourne Market on show this morning, the Melbourne Cup public holiday, an LED project update and an office space for rent.

Market News

Melbourne Market on show this morning

A reminder from 6:00am this morning nearly 150 local and international delegates from wholesale and retail markets will be visiting the Market for a tour and breakfast, as part of the World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) Congress which started yesterday.

Assist in showing off the world’s best Market by keeping your work area especially clean and tidy.

Delegates may wish to have a chat about your produce too.

You can read more about the Congress here.

Melbourne Cup public holiday

A reminder the Market will be closed on Tuesday 7 November 2017 for the Melbourne Cup.The Fruit and Vegetable Market will open at 3:30am on Wednesday 8 November 2017.

Warehouse access remains unchanged on public holidays. Access for warehouse tenants is 24 hours 7 days a week.

LED lighting update

Work is continuing in the Buyers’ Walk this week with LED fluorescent lighting to be installed on the mezzanine.

Please note there will be no scissor lifts in operation during this time.

Thank you for your cooperation so far and I’m sure we can all agree the improved lighting will be worth it!

Office space for rent

Do you need an office at the Melbourne Market or need some extra space to conduct business?

The Melbourne Market Administration Building has been revamped and only one office remains available for rent on the ground floor.

It’s in a prime location at the entry to the Administration Building.

Size:                    76m2
Inclusions:         Meeting room or managers office

To arrange an inspection or for more details call MMA Commercial & Business Manager Matt Elliott on 9258 6100.

Safety in the Market

Wear your high-vis vest at all times

There are hundreds of vehicles, including forklifts, trucks and electric vehicles, operating across the site on a daily basis.You must wear your Australian-standard high-vis vest at all times to ensure you are visible to help keep you safe.

Industry News

Applications open for Middle East trade show

Exporting vegetable growers are invited to apply to attend the premier fresh produce trade show in the Middle East, World of Perishables Dubai, from 5-7 December 2017.

The anticipated travel dates for successful participants will be 1–8 December 2017 and the program will involve the following opportunities:

  • Exhibit and showcase your products at World of Perishables to fresh produce buyers from the Middle East region
  • Participate in an in-market study tour to Kuwait directly prior to World of Perishables
  • Participate in an in-market supply chain visit in Dubai
  • Access a range of business development opportunities in Dubai

If you are interested in exhibiting and being part of the AUSVEG delegation for this trade event, please contact AUSVEG on 03 9882 0277 to discuss the options available.

To download the application form, please click here.

Applications must be submitted to AUSVEG by 5:00pm on Friday 27 October 2017 via email to

Does your business need staff?

Then NORTH Link can assist.

NORTH Link has partnered with the State Government to deliver the Jobs Victoria program, a free recruitment service for companies in Melbourne’s North.

For a broad range of occupations from unskilled to professional, services include:

  • Expert guidance on recruitment
  • Wide exposure to draw on a large pool of candidates
  • Thorough matching of candidates to roles to save time / money and reduce risk
  • Advice on training of new employees and subsidies available
  • Provide follow-up support to address any issues

For more information contact Michael Laccarino on:
Phone:                (03) 9479 5695
Mobile:                0400 643 414

Key Dates

WUWM Congress

  • 23-25 October 2017

Melbourne Cup public holiday

  • 7 November 2017 (Market closed)

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