This Week in the Market – Edition 79

26 April 2016

In today’s This Week in the Market come along to a free forum for Market businesses, we launch our heritage mural and provide an update on casual parking.


Market Event


Free Forum – The Changing Retail Landscape 

The Melbourne Market Authority would like to invite all Market businesses to attend a free forum on the changing retail landscape for fresh produce in Australia. 

As we’re all aware, retail is going through unprecedented change, with the turnaround of Coles and the growth of Aldi, coinciding with a change in consumer-shopping behaviour and new trends taking hold. This poses significant challenges for growers, wholesalers and retailers, including risk to volumes and trading profits, higher cost of doing business and a requirement for greater skills and capabilities.

As the major retailers have lifted the bar for consumers, the supply chain must also adapt to meet these emerging needs, and it will be the businesses that move first that will find growth. It is evermore important to be focused upon solving the pain-points of the consumer in order to create, as well as capture, ‘value’.

Tristan Kitchener is an ex-retailer and a subject matter expert in grocery retailing and consumer trends. He will provide insight into the likely future state and opportunities for growth by growers, wholesalers and retailers.

When: 8:30am (concluding at 9:15am) Tuesday 3 May 2016
Where: Melbourne Market Conference Centre, Administration Building ground floor.
RSVP: 29 April 2016 to 

Market News

Have you see our new heritage mural? 

On Thursday 21 April the Melbourne Market celebrated the unveiling of a heritage mural by the Hon. Luke Donnellan, Minister for Ports and Minister for Roads and Road Safety.  

A number of Market users attended the event including those who have had a career in the Markets spanning over 60 years and three Markets (pictured left).  

Head over to the Customer Service Centre in the Buyers’ Walk to view the mural and take some time to look back at the history of the Melbourne Market. 

Almost 180 years after Melbourne’s first wholesale market was established, the Melbourne Market continues to grow and remains a bustling hive of activity. Generations of Victorians have contributed to making this Market what it is today, not only the Market community,  but their families as well.

Thank you to everyone who’s been part of this incredible journey.   

Casual parking inside the Market

All business on the waiting list for an LCV or rigid parking bay have now been issued with invoices for temporary permits, at a significantly lower rate than the daily casual fee. 

Those who choose not to take up this offer will be required to pay the casual rate for parking inside the Market of $23 (including GST). 

If you are on the parking waiting list and haven’t received your temporary permit please contact the Customer Service Centre on 9258 6123 or visit them in person Monday to Friday from 4:00am to 11:00am.

View the full list of parking fees here



Industry News


Grand opening of the new Melbourne Market Grocer.

The Melbourne Market Grocer is opening it’s doors for the first time on Tuesday 26 April 2016 at 6am.

Stocking a range of antipasti, smallgoods, pasta, cheese, condiments are more, pay them a visit to see what they offer.

Head over to, tenancy 70-74, just down from the Customer Service Centre. Opening day specials include samples and tastings served up by Chefs on site.

New country of origin food labeling laws

If you sell food in retail stores in Australia, new country of origin food labeling laws will apply to your products from 1 July 2016.

The new laws effect all food grown, packaged and sold in Australia, so make sure your business is up to date on the obligations.

Find out more here.

Quick Tip

Business for sale or are you looking for staff?

Post a flyer on our Market notice boards. Submit your A4 flyer to the Customer Service Centre today.




Key dates

The Changing Retail Landscape – Market forum

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Mother’s Day

Sunday 8 May, 2016

Queens Birthday public holiday

Monday 13 June, 2016 – Market close



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