This Week in the Market edition 160 – 5 December 2017

In today’s This Week in the Market, Market survey winner announced, the Greengrocery Training Program, a reminder about Christmas and New Year trading hours and a LED project update.

Market News

Market survey winner

Thank you to all Market users who participated in the Melbourne Market Satisfaction Survey conducted last month.

All survey respondents were given the opportunity to enter our prize draw.

Congratulations to our winner Mario DeLuca from Brescia Wholesalers who has won a $100 gift card.

Learn more about the Greengrocery Training Program

Are you interested in finding out more about the Greengrocery Training Program which is scheduled to commence enrolments from January next year?

Fotina Babalis and James Farmer from Melbourne Polytechnic will visit the Buyers’ Walk from 5:00am to 7:30am on the following dates to discuss the program with the Market community:

  •          Friday 8 December 2017
  •          Friday 12 January 2018
  •          Friday 2 February 2018
  •          Wednesday 21 February 2018

Stop and say hi and find out how you or your employees can get involved.

Christmas and New Year trading hours reminder

A reminder the Market will be closed on the following dates during Christmas and New Year:

  • Saturday 23 December to Tuesday 26 December – Christmas
  • Saturday 30 December to Monday 1 January – New Year

Access to the Market on Saturday 23 December is available for collection of produce to facilitate arrangements made between buyers and sellers.

The Buyers’ Walk will be closed but access to stores is available from the rear.

Trading hours will operate as normal outside of these holiday periods.

LED project update

Good news – work is starting to wind up in the Buyers’ Walk and the upgrade is now about to commence on the street lights in the Market.

The completion date is scheduled towards the end of the month, weather permitting.

Safety in the Market

Forklift operators

The real reason for workplace safety isn’t at work at all. It’s about enabling everyone to return home to their families at the end of their shift unharmed, as we all expect.

The actions and behaviours of forklift operators help make the site safer for everyone.Ensure loads are stable, secure and not overloaded. A load should not be higher than your forklift mast and never allow anyone to be under a suspended load.

You must never use a forklift or platform to transport people unless there is an approved work platform attached.

Industry News

Foodbank collection during Christmas and New Year

Don’t forget to collect your free Mango Point of Sale kit

There are still some great Mango Point of Sale kits available for Melbourne Market retailers.

They’re available for FREE from the Melbourne Market heritage truck in front of the Customer Service Centre.

Each kit contains:

  • Colourful posters for in-store displays
  • Buntings
  • Concertinas

Hurry though – stocks are limited!

Key Dates

Christmas and New Year

  • 23 to 26 December 2017 - Market closed
  • 30 December to 1 January 2018 - Market closed

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