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Pricing News from the Market Floor for September

  Bananas – Are in good supply and prices are low. Tomatoes – Good to heavy supply of both gourmet and truss varieties at very cheap values. Avocados – Light/moderate supplies of mainly Hass variety from Western Australia. Prices remain steady. Asparagus – Supplies from Mexico are diminishing but local supply is building. Prices are […]

Pricing News from the Market Floor for July

  Bananas – Only moderate supplies available. Prices remain high for this time of year. Avocados – Light to moderate supply and values are strong. Beans – Good supplies available with attractive values. Sweet Corn – In good supply at the moment and prices are low. Capsicums – In very good supply from the Queensland […]

FMA respond to ACCC’s Horticulture Report

Fresh Markets Australia (FMA) has responded to an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) report into fair trading issues in the horticulture industry saying it shares many of the concerns raised over what are unworkable Federal Government regulations. Both the FMA and ACCC have labelled the Horticulture Code of Conduct, currently under review, as “ineffective” […]

Fresh State defend damaging claims from media

Fresh State have hit out at comments made recently by some media accusing Melbourne Market wholesalers of underhanded tactics when dealing with growers. Fresh State President Shane Schnitzler says recent comments made in The Weekly Times encourage rumours that are not only detrimental to wholesalers at the Melbourne Market but also tarnish the entire industry.   […]

Fresh State search for new CEO

Fresh State wish to advise that Chief Executive Paul Hodgson is no longer employed at Fresh State. “The Fresh State Board are now focused on employing a new Chief Executive with a passion for the fresh produce industry as well as a sound skill set for this key position” says Fresh State President Shane Schnitzler. […]

2016 Fresh State Award Nominations now open

Fresh State are pleased to announce that the 2016 Fresh State Award nominations are now open. This is always an exciting time of year and we encourage all Fresh State members to start thinking about who they would like to nominate for these prestigious awards ready for the presentation at the Fresh State Ball on the […]

Fresh State respond to claims made by Bundaberg Growers

Fresh State advise that claims made against Melbourne Market wholesalers by a group of Bundaberg growers is inaccurate, putting the creditability of the central market system into disrepute. The Melbourne Market consists of a large number of wholesalers who trade produce based on great relationships and commercial integrity. “It is up to the grower to […]

Toyota Forklifts mean business

Right now Toyota Material Handling means business and you can score a free $500 Caltex StarCash Card when you purchase a new Toyota 8 Series FG/FD 2.5 tonne engine powered forklift or a Toyota  8FBN 2.5 tonne battery electric forklift. Hurry this offer ends 31 July 2016.  Download a flyer here For full terms and […]