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Media Release Future bright for wholesale and retail markets around the globe

MEDIA RELEASE 26 October 2017 Wholesale and retail markets will be more relevant than ever in the future, despite the rise of internet shopping and the arrival of Amazon.   Presenting at the World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) Congress in Melbourne this week, Chair of Borough Market Trustees Donald Hyslop said online retailers could… Read more »

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Media Release Wholesale and retail markets tackle market modernisation challenge at the WUWM Congress next week

MEDIA RELEASE 18 October 2017 Market modernisation will be the key theme at next week’s World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) Congress in Melbourne and Sydney from 23 to 27 October.   Chair of Borough Market Trustees Donald Hyslop said he was looking forward to sharing the Borough Market’s experiences of market change with colleagues… Read more »

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Media Release Wholesale and retail markets at a cross road

MEDIA RELEASE 4 October 2017   Leaders of wholesale and retail markets are coming together in Melbourne later this month to discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by the industry today.   Leading Concept Developer and VGA Owner in The Netherlands, Rene Van Gool, will discuss the disruptive initiatives in the food chain and share… Read more »

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Media Release World market operators set to converge on Melbourne this October

11 September 2017 Australian markets are set to shine when they host the World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) Congress from 23 to 27 October 2017. This event – rarely held outside of Europe and for the first time hosted in Melbourne – will see market operators from around the world converge on Melbourne to… Read more »

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Media Release MELBOURNE MARKET’S SUSTAINABLE INITIATIVES HONOURED AT THE AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS AWARDS

12 AUGUST 2016   MELBOURNE MARKET’S SUSTAINABLE INITIATIVES HONOURED AT THE AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS AWARDS   The Melbourne Market has been recognised as an ABA100 Winner in The Australian Business Awards 2016 for Sustainability. The award recognises the Melbourne Market’s achievements in promoting excellence through innovative initiatives that have transformed business practices. The Melbourne Market has… Read more »

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Media Release Melbourne’s markets set to shine globally with the winning bid to host the World Union of Wholesale Markets Congress 2017

23 May 2016 Melbourne is set to host the World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) Congress in September 2017 putting the new wholesale Melbourne Market at Epping, its world class infrastructure and the $250 million renewal of the iconic Queen Victoria Market, on the global agenda.   This also presents significant opportunities to profile the… Read more »

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Media Release Landmark training partnership signed between Melbourne Market and Melbourne Polytechnic

12 May 2016   Melbourne Polytechnic has signed a landmark partnership with the Melbourne Market Authority that makes the organisation the preferred training provider for the iconic fruit, vegetable and flower market at Epping.   According to Robert Wood, CEO of Melbourne Polytechnic, “The deal acknowledges the important role that education and training plays in… Read more »

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Media Release Statement

12 November 2015 Early this morning a forklift at the Melbourne Market caught fire causing the fuel tank to erupt, we are pleased to advise that no one was injured in this incident. The Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MBF) was on the scene in just over 5 minutes. They immediately secured the area and extinguished the… Read more »

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