This Week In The Market – May 9 2023

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In this week’s Market News:

– Creating a Market we are all proud of
– Annual Flu Vaccine & Covid-19 Boosters now available
– Make it a Mum Moment this Mother’s Day

Market News

Creating a Market we are all proud of

The Melbourne Market is a unique environment made up of people from diverse backgrounds. It’s a great place where people work hard, look out for one another, are generous, and enjoy having a laugh together.

We all want a Melbourne Market where everyone feels included, where people feel safe and are treated with respect. A place free of racism, sexism, discrimination, harassment, violence and bullying – and currently, feedback from many of you suggests we need to do better as a market community.

Let’s work together to stamp out the behaviours we don’t want and to continue to work towards building a Melbourne Market that we are all proud to be a part of.

We’re looking for a range of people, from business principals to employees, sellers, and buyers alike, to volunteer and join our existing working group who are leading this cultural change initiative with the MMA.

Our working group members come together for an hour once every 2-3 months to share their advice and perspectives, test ideas and continue to develop the strategy that will create a more inclusive Melbourne Market.

Together with our working group, we look forward to sharing campaigns and resources to assist businesses to create a safe and inclusive environment for all.

For further information and to join our working group click here.

We all have a role to play. We are Stronger Together.

Annual Flu Vaccine & Covid-19 Boosters now available

As the weather gets cooler, it’s a timely reminder to protect ourselves as we head into flu season. Annual flu vaccinations are recommended in April and May, as protection peaks three to four months post-vaccination. Those over the age of 65 are eligible for a free flu vaccination.

The flu vaccination alone will not protect you from Covid-19 and boosters are still recommend and readily available for free.

For further information talk to your GP or visit DPV Health.

Make it a Mum Moment this Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is this Sunday! Don’t forget to head to the National Flower Centre to purchase a beautiful bunch of flowers for Mum.

If your fruit and veg store sells flowers, there is still time to encourage consumers to purchase fresh blooms for their mothers by utilising the Mum Moment campaign competition. There are POS sale posters available for collection from the NFC, as well as Mum Moment content to share on social media here

Remember to follow and tag and @NationalFlowerCentre for all your posts.

For all enquiries, phone Theresa on 9258 6191.

Ride 2 Be Wise update

Grant Nichol has just over 200kms left on his ride to Darwin from Alice Springs, already covering 1273kms. In exciting news, over the past week, he has officially reached his goal of raising $100,000!

Thank you to everyone from the Market community who has made a donation to the Pat Cronin Foundation.

There is still time to donate and help Grant reach his new target of $120,000 before he arrives in Darwin this Friday.

Ride 2 Be Wise donation page
Click here to follow the Ride 2 Be Wise journey and keep up to date
with Grant’s 1500km charity bike from Alice Springs to Darwin!

Shop and Win Campaign

Even with one week to go, this year’s Shop and Win campaign has been our biggest yet, with over 25,000 customer entries!

Congratulations to our week seven winners, Henrys Mercato Bayside, who have a lucky customer taking home a KitchenAid Classic Stand Mixer!

This is the final week to encourage your customers to vote for your store in the prestigious “Retailer of the Year, People’s Choice Award”. All nominations close at 11:59pm on Sunday, 14 May.

Good luck in the final week!

Watch the latest Shop and Win advertisment here

Kanzi Apples Partnership

A better choice! have recently partnered with Kanzi Apples to celebrate the start of the Kanzi Apple season.

Retailers will have the chance to win a trip to a Kanzi packing facility, including an all-expenses paid lunch at Shanikas Italian restaurant for you and your team, on Friday, 2 June.

Entry is simple. build your best Kanzi Apple display, upload your photos to social media and tag: Kanzi Apple Facebook (@KanziApple.Australia) or Instagram (@kanzi_au_apple) and @abetterchoiceaus.

The competition ends Friday, 26 May. We can’t wait to see your Kanzi displays!

Contact Zac for more information.

Industry News

Investment in Australian horticultural leadership

Hort Innovation is encouraging growers around Australia to apply for a range of levy-funded leadership development opportunities.

Chief executive officer Brett Fifield said the grower-owned organisation is delivering more than A$6m in development initiatives for the horticultural sector right now, with new opportunities on offer.

Click here to read more.

Australia’s biggest kiwi fruit grower, Seeka, gambles on jujubes for expansion

The largest producer of kiwi fruit and nashi pears in the country is investing millions in a fruit many Australians have never tasted or even heard of.

Seeka, which was founded in New Zealand, is planning to plant 40,000 jujube trees at its Australian operation near Shepparton in Victoria.

Click here to read more.

Hort Connections Registration now open

Hear from world-class experts on a range of topics including transformative research, global innovations, consumption trends and export development and celebrate the outstanding achievements of horticulture’s National Awards for Excellence 2023.Click here to read more.

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.

Truck Delivery Driver – Louis Melbourne

Join the team at Louis Melbourne. Position available for immediate start.

  • Medium Rigid Truck Driver’s Licence essential
  • Must be available Monday to Friday
  • Forklift Licence is not required but would be beneficial
  • Competitive hourly rate.

Click here for further information.

View full online job board

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