August 31, 2021

A better choice! Wins MOYA 2021

  Freshmark, in collaboration with Sydney Markets Limited, is proud to announce ‘A better choice!’ campaign “Shop & Win” has won Australasia’s premier marketing award for the fresh fruit, vegetable and floral industries’ 2021 PMA-Produce Plus Marketer of the Year Award (MOYA).  Winning MOYA is an incredible honour for Freshmark and, more importantly, validation that our industry has …

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Counting the Cost of Labour Shortages

Although shutting our borders to non-residents during the pandemic has helped suppress COVID-19 and enabled economic growth to beat expectations, 15 months on, these policies are now causing significant problems. Australian farmers have reported A$58.4m in crops lost because of labour shortages and upward pressures on labour costs since December, according to a National Crop …

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Horticulture Targets ‘Responsible Farming’

Consumer demand for the provision of evidence-based ethical and sustainable practices from their food producers to limit food waste, packaging, and boosting water and energy efficiency have been captured in a new Australian-Grown Horticulture Sustainability Framework and is in alignment with the United Nations‘ Sustainable Development Goals. The Horticulture Sustainability Framework was developed over 12 months and involved …

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FreshTest Gives Peace of Mind for Consumers

FreshTest Gives Peace of Mind for ConsumersConsumer expectations for assurance of the quality and safety of food continue to rise, and now more than ever, getting produce tested has never been so vital during the COVID-19 crisis. Freshmark is here to help with our FreshTest service that is the largest and most comprehensive horticultural residue-testing …

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Tropical Cyclone Niran Grants

Businesses affected by Tropical Cyclone Niran and Associated Low-Pressure System between 25 February – 3 March 2021 can now access extraordinary disaster assistance grants of up to $75,000.  These grants are available to primary producers, businesses and non-profit organisations. You will find further details and application forms by visiting the Queensland Rural and Industry Development …

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Covid Bank Loan Deferrals

Banks are offering a support package, available to all small businesses and home loan customers significantly impacted by current lockdowns or recovery from recent lockdowns, irrespective of location or industry. Business banking repayment deferrals Up to 3 month repayment deferrals, with loan terms extended accordingly Offered to all small business customers (business lending less than …

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