This Week In The Market – June 25 2024

In this week’s Market News:
– Congratulations to our Retailer of the Year!
– Market photos: just for fun
– Register for Children in the Market

Market News

Meet your Victorian Retailers of the Year

Congratulations to Greavesy’s Fruit n Veg in Terang – our Victorian Retailers of the Year! Cheers to Cassie, Jason and the team for placing first in Victoria and second nationally.

Well done to Arnold’s Wodonga and Eden Garden Fresh Market for placing second and third in Victoria, respectively.

2024 National Retailer of the Year went to Adelaide Fresh Fruiterers in South Australia, with Greavesy’s placing second nationally and Arnold’s third. It’s great to see two Victorian stores in top spots.

Market Photos: just for fun

A couple of weeks ago, photographer Tim Grey visited the market to capture the Hort Connections tour. He also took some photos in and around the market, including of our market community. We thought we would share a few here.

Don’t miss Children in the Market

Children in the Market is back these school holidays on Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 July!

Join us between Customer Service and Art & Style for the Fruit Challenge, where the kids can put their tastebuds to the test and guess the mystery fruits for their chance to win some great prizes. Keep an eye out next week for the major prize announcement.

Registration is essential by printing and completing this form, and submitting it to customer service by 8 July.

While on Market grounds, all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and wear an approved high-vis safety vest. Please check if you have a children’s MMA safety vest at home and bring this with you in July.

Please note that children are only permitted at the Market these days. If you bring children on other days, you may be issued an infringement and asked to leave. 

Industry News

How chocolate Brussels sprouts could reduce waste, boost farm income

A chocolate featuring Brussels sprouts has created plenty of interest at the nation’s annual Hort Connections event in Melbourne.The unusual pairing was developed for the event by Hort Innovation and served to more than 3000 people as an example of the innovative products that can be made from discarded fresh produce to combat food waste.

Tasmanian brussels sprouts grower Caitlin Radford praised the chocolate initiative as a creative way to reduce waste and generate additional income for growers.

“Innovations in alternative food products can help minimise waste by utilising excess or lower-grade produce.”

Click here to read more via Good Fruit and Vegetables.

Melbourne Market Job Board and Community Notices

Do you have a vacancy to fill in your business?
Email for the position to be placed on our online job board.
Looking for a new role? Check out the online job board via the button below.
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Warehouse & Driver Team Leader – Office Fruit Group
Office Fruit Group are seeking an experienced Warehouse and Driver Team Leader to join the management team and manage the distribution warehouse in Altona North, Victoria.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead, motivate and supervise a team to achieve OH&S, quality, and productivity plans set for the department.
  • Develop, maintain and monitor day to day activities of the business.
  • Maximise the efficiency of the warehouse whilst ensuring the product delivery cycle.
  • Developing relationships with suppliers and liaising to ensure we have all stock on hand when require.

Read the full job description by clicking on the blue button above.

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