The Central Markets Association of Australia (or CMAA) was formed in 2001 to provide a peak body for the six wholesale central markets around Australia. Its members include the Adelaide Produce Market, Brisbane Markets, Market City in Western Australia, the Melbourne Market, Newcastle Market and the Sydney Markets.
The CMAA’s objectives include acting as a united voice, the exchanging and sharing of ideas and information, the coordination of submissions and representation to all levels of Government and representation at local, national and international conferences. Wholesale central markets play an essential role in the national horticulture supply chain in ensuring produce gets from growers and/or wholesalers to supermarkets, greengrocers, restaurants, cafes, export operators and other food service providers in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Wholesale central markets act as a one-stop shop for all lines of fresh fruit and vegetables, offer a large customer base at one location, provide an orderly and open trading system, create an ideal play to develop business contacts and relationships, provide access to credit services, marketing, warehousing, cool-rooms and unloading services and also provide access to suppliers, industry organisations and quality assurance programs. Collectively, these wholesale central markets supply over 4 million tonnes of fresh produce each year, worth an estimated wholesale value of around $7 billion.
South Australian Produce Market
Built in 1988 after relocating from the CBD, the South Australian Produce Market is South Australia’s primary fresh produce wholesale market, selling a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts, eggs and flowers. Operating six mornings a week, our market consists of over 100 onsite businesses, of which 75% are growers who supply a varied range of customers, from supermarkets, greengrocers, restaurants, cafes to other food service providers. Some of our largest retail customers also have onsite warehousing facilities, such as Metcash Food & Grocery, Metropolitan Fresh and Drakes Supermarkets.
Turnover of fresh produce is around 250,000 tonnes per year, valued at around $590 million. The South Australian Produce Market also offers a variety of additional services to both tenants and retail customers; daily supply and price monitoring, inspection and quality control, banking and credit service facilities, event management for product and season launches, in-store promotional activities, multimedia campaign advertising, unloading services and pallet management. The Market also operates an Export Business; Australian Produce Collective Pty Ltd, which actively trades fresh local produce to overseas markets. The site is also used for various Retail Markets during the weekends and outside the Wholesale trading hours.
The site is owned and operated by an unlisted public company, Adelaide Produce Markets Ltd. The company is majority owned by South Australian horticulture industry members.
South Australian Produce Market
Adelaide Produce Markets Ltd
Burma Road, Pooraka SA 5095
Ph: (08) 8349 4493
Fax: (08) 8349 6574
Email: [email protected]
Brisbane Markets is Queensland’s major marketing and distribution hub for the supply of fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers.
More than 600,000 tonnes of fresh fruit and vegetables pass through the Brisbane Markets each year, valued at more than $1.3 billion. It is the third largest Central Market in Australia with 53 primary wholesalers, one nut seller, two egg suppliers and four flower wholesalers operating at the site, as well as an additional 100 support businesses.
Up to 4,000 people work or do business at the Brisbane Markets on a daily basis. More than 7,000 growers supply produce for sale.
Brisbane Markets Limited is the owner of the Brisbane Markets and is responsible for its ongoing management and development.
The Markets is situated on 77 hectares, 11km south-west of the Brisbane CBD, and incorporates the Brisbane Produce Market (Selling Floors), South Gate East (commercial offices and warehousing) and South Gate West, Brisbane MarketPlace (retail markets), Flower Market, Commercial Centre precinct and the northern warehouse precinct.
Brisbane Markets Limited
Level 2, Fresh Centre
385 Sherwood Road, Rocklea
PO Box 80, Brisbane Markets 4106
Phone: 07 3915 4200 Fax: 07 3915 4291
Email: [email protected]
Market City is Western Australia’s fresh produce wholesale, marketing and distribution centre, owned and managed by the Perth Market Authority, a statutory State government agency. Located in Canning Vale, Western Australia, Market City is situated on 51ha of land and has over 100 businesses on site including wholesalers, weekend markets, food retailers, transporters, gourmet and speciality shops, restaurants and cafes and business service providers.
The wholesale market at Market City trades more than 50% of the State’s fresh produce, valued at over $600 million, annually. Market City is the link in the supply chain between the grower and the consumer. There is a network of over 400 growers supplying the market and up to 600 buyers purchasing produce, which is then distributed through-out the State to retail stores, hospitals, schools and food service outlets, and also exported interstate and overseas.
Stephen Ward, CEO, Perth Market Authority
280 Bannister Road, Canning Vale
Western Australia 6155
Tel: +618 9456 9200
Fax: +618 9456 9222
Email: [email protected]
The Melbourne Market is the central wholesale trading and distribution centre for Victoria’s fresh produce industry. The Melbourne Market Authority (MMA) is responsible for managing the site and its operations which include the Wholesale Fruit and Vegetable Market and the National Flower Centre plus an extensive range of support services, warehousing and distribution facilities.
The Market is used by more than 4,000 grower, wholesaler and retail businesses with more than 7,000 individuals having access to the site for daily trading. In mid-2015, the Melbourne Market will relocate from West Melbourne where it was established 45 years ago to a new purpose built facility at Epping.
The transition to the new Market is serving as a catalyst for transformative change, both within the MMA and its approach to doing business, and the Market itself – a state of the art facility that is modern, innovative and destined to become an efficient fresh produce trading and distribution precinct to facilitate the growth of the Victorian fresh produce industry.
Sydney Markets has a history dating back to the landing of the first fleet; the modern markets comprise two locations, Flemington and Haymarket. Each location has Wholesale and Retail facilities.
Employing more than 5,000 people in total, Sydney Markets Flemington houses Sydney’s Growers, Produce and Flower markets which provide fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers to independent retailers, supermarkets, florists, providores, exporters, food processors, restaurants and caterers. Approximately 2.5 Million tonnes of fresh fruit and vegetables are sold through Sydney Markets each year, valued at over $3 billion. Approximately 120 Wholesalers, 394 Produce Growers, 172 Flower Growers-Sellers and over 160 supporting businesses are located on site at Flemington
Friday to Sunday at Flemington the market is transformed to become Paddy’s Markets adding fresh seafood, meat, cd’s, clothing, jewellery and entertainment for the family to name just a few. Paddy’s Haymarket trades from Wednesday to Sunday with similar offerings. With over 1500 operators, the Paddy’s Market attracts around 140,000 customers each week.
Sydney Markets is the vital link of Australia’s horticultural supply chain. Produce is received from approximately 20,000 growers Australia-wide with the wholesale operations supplying fresh fruit and vegetables to over two-thirds of the Australian population.
Public Relations & Branding Manager
PO Box 2, Sydney Markets, NSW 2129
P: (02) 9325 6233
F: (02) 9325 6288
M: 0419 326 233
Newcastle is an industrial city and as such our community has faced the outcomes of a difficult economic environment in the coal industry.
However, the downturn continues to deepen and more jobs will be cut amid a pessimistic view of the sectors immediate future.
Our retailers continue to fight battles with the major chains as both Coles and Woolworths flagging they were prepared to curb profit growth by charging lower prices at the checkout.
You can conclude with this logic that more customers will come to their stores at the suffering of our fruit and vegetable retailers.
Not only do retailers suffer this unfair trading monopoly where price discounts can be shared across a multitude of goods including petrol, alcohol and groceries upon the hapless sole trader.
Add the 24 hour 7 day trading available to the chains in N.S.W and the independent trader is facing a worrying future.
On a much brighter note the trading for the 7 wholesalers remain strong in Newcastle Markets.
We work with a very dedicated team of professionals both on the Board and staff of the Chamber. While competiveness is the key as we face the outcomes of an extremely difficult economic environment, we work to provide strategic and solutions to the many issues facing our clients in the Hunter.
FMA supports Freshcare, as an owner member of this outstanding industry owned on-farm food safety program.
Freshcare is the foundation that underpins food safety compliance for most Australian fresh produce businesses;
Freshcare provides the knowledge, support and verification mechanisms to assist participating businesses deliver safe food to the marketplace each and every day.
Freshcare is the fresh produce industry’s own on-farm assurance program, established and maintained to service the needs of Australian growers. Now in its 15th year, Freshcare’s practical approach to helping growers and packers assure customers that their produce is safe to eat has seen over 5,500 fresh produce businesses adopt the program, with more than 3,000 independently certified to the Freshcare standard.
Freshcare is already Australia’s largest on–farm assurance program and some exciting new Freshcare developments in 2015, including international benchmarking to the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), will ensure it continues to grow.
Freshcare members implement the Food Safety and Quality Code, currently in its 3rd Edition, in order to meet the requirements of their customers and maximise the market options for their fresh produce.
Freshcare is widely accepted as a practical, industry focussed, food safety program.
For further information on Freshcare Ltd
Tel: 1300 853 508
Email: [email protected]
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