This Week in the Market – Edition 61
In today’s This week in the Market we discuss unreserved passenger parking, post public holiday access and reminder that no forklifts allowed on the Buyers’ walk.
At the Market
Fruit and vegetable unreserved passenger parking update
As the demand for reserved passenger vehicle parking has increased, unreserved passenger parking is only available in P1 (in front of the administration building next to Gate 1 see map). This means your access card will not activate vehicle access at Gate 1, 2 or 3.
Ensure your permit is displayed clearly to avoid penalties. If you would like to secure reserved passenger parking, there are still some bays in P2, P3, P4, P5 and P6. Contact the Customer Service Centre between 4.00 am and 11.00 am.
Public Holiday parking over the festive season
Buyers who usually have access to the Market on days that are public holidays will have their access extended to the day before or after a public holiday (if they don’t already have access). Parking may not be in the same allocated bay, but bay numbers will be allocated to ensure you can have produce delivered. This arrangement applies to all public holidays.
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Summer stonefruit point of sale
This year Australian Summerfruit’s campaign tagline is ‘Love Em Now’ – inspiring consumers to get ‘stuck into ’Aussie peaches, nectarines, plums and apricots. Along with a PR and media campaign, marketing activities will also include point of sale material for greengrocers to use throughout the season. The kits include:
- 4 x A3 posters (one for each fruit)
- Trade flyer
- Recipe booklet.
Australian Mangoes would like you and your customers to celebrate mango season, Point Of Sale Kits containing A3 posters, bunting and delicious recipe ideas are available from Melbourne Market to help you create large luscious displays this season. Collect yours from outside the Customer Service Centre Store 80 on the Buyers’ Walk.
Ask the MMA
Question Can forks be used on the Buyers’ Walk pre-trade to set up displays in licensed areas in front of stores?
Forks are not allowed on Buyers’ Walk at any time Worksafe Victoria have advised the MMA that forklifts are not to be used on the Buyers’ Walk during the pre-trade period to set up produce displays as this presents a potential safety risk. Please ensure that you comply with the Operating Rules which stipulate that forklifts are not operated, driven or left within the Buyers’ Walk (other than on the Forklift Crossovers) at any time.
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Parking inquiries as of Monday 30 November
All parking inquiries are to be directed to the Customer Service Centre located at Store 78 on the Buyers’ Walk.
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