Sunday 12 February 2017

Heard Under The Sheds – 12/2/2017

Wow! That’s Big – was the reaction from one trader when told that the temporary market pavilion on Queen St. will occupy almost the entire length from Franklin St. to Victoria St. Yet, according to planning application documents there will be no increase in available stall space once the Fruit and Vegetable traders from aisles A,B&C have been relocated.

Guns N Roses hit town on Tuesday – a number of traders did business with the vast legion of Bruce Springsteen fans in town last week. And this week it is Guns N Roses performing to 70,000 fans at the MCG on Tuesday night. Let’s hope for bumper trading.

C Shed Activation – budding market traders are to be located in the top end of C Shed commencing next Saturday and Sunday as a business incubation theme is launched – (see separate article).

First TRC Meeting held – apparently the first meeting involving the new Trader Representatives and management was held this week. According to management sources it went well.

Made In Australia – apparently one of our traders who sells Australian made goods received some free online promotion from the Made In Australia campaign and gained a significant sales boost. If you are licensed to use the Made In Australia logo you might like to check out the opportunities.

Cruise Ship Diversion - a trader tells us that the huge Norwegian cruise ship currently disabled in Port Phillip has clogged up the works meaning other cruise liners have been diverted to Phillip Island and Mornington. That may impact on passenger attendance at our market.

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