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1 Central Markets – Raising the bar

2 Central Markets A long history Much tradition A significant future

3 Central Markets Combined turnover of over $7 billion > 400 businesses > 17,500 people employed or working on sites on a daily basis Supplied by over 90% of growers

4 Central Markets Serve Retail Chains Independent Retailers Secondary Wholesalers/Providores Foodservice Businesses Exporters Importers Consumers

5 Markets Locations and Ownerships Sydney Markets – Industry based ownership* Melbourne Markets – Government owned Brisbane Markets – Industry based ownership* Adelaide Markets – Industry based ownership* Perth Markets – Industry based ownership* Newcastle Markets – Industry based ownership *Unlisted public companies

6 Benefits Efficient logistics and marketing platform Access to a large customer base in central locations An ideal environment for developing business contacts and building relationships Access to warehousing, storage and ripening facilities

7 Benefits Access to industry suppliers, support organisations and services such as credit facilities and quality systems An orderly trading system which provides a mechanism for determining prices based on the industry’s supply and demand ability Provide synergies to promote businesses co- locating

8 National Representation Fresh Markets Australia (FMA) – representing Central Market Wholesalers Central Markets Association of Australia (CMAA) – representing Market Owners/Managers

9 Investing in the Industry Melbourne New Market at Epping – total investment of over $600 million A purpose built facility on a 60-hectare site at Epping where more than 4,000 businesses use the Market for distributing produce across Victoria and Australia

10 Melbourne Markets


12 Investing in the Industry Brisbane New and upgraded facilities – over $110 million in capital expenditure and site maintenance expenditure of approximately $20 million over the past decade Trading Area upgraded

13 Investing in the Industry Brisbane continued New Warehouses Office refurbishments Site improvements

14 Brisbane Markets


16 Investing in the Industry Sydney Ongoing growth and development of the Markets Total capital and maintenance expenditure over past 10 years of approximately $145 million Extension to multi-level car park to provide an additional 350 parking spaces

17 Investing in the Industry Sydney continued Construction of 4,100m 2 state-of-the-art warehouse Site Services upgrades Current projects being progressed – $30 million

18 Sydney Markets

19 Investing in the Industry South Australia Produce Market Ongoing growth and development of over $21 million in the last ten years New 10,000m 2 cold storage facility Canopy cover to Market Square Hardstand upgrading

20 Investing in the Industry South Australia Produce Market continued Services upgrades Total estimated projects costs over the next five years $57 million (export precinct, warehouses, retail centre etc)

21 Adelaide Markets


23 Investing in the Industry Perth Industry based ownership from April 2016 Master planning process commencing to meet the future needs of tenants and the industry Further site development being planned

24 Perth Markets

25 Services to the Industry Credit Services – all Markets – protecting the industry Retailer Programs – promoting consumption Training – WHS, QA etc Food Safety – support and service Fresh Specs – Product description specifications

26 Services to the Industry Fresh Test – largest fresh fruit and vegetable testing program in Australia (> 4,500 tests per year) WHS – support and resources for Market tenants Compliant handling – services for growers and buyers

27 Cool Chain All Markets have an established priority of accommodating and/or constructing state-of- the-art warehouse facilities.

28 Wholesaler Services Product warehousing and distribution Marketing Sales/programs Domestic, interstate, import/export Product sorting, packing, re-packing and pre- packing

29 Wholesaler Services Quality Control Product Out-turn Reports Communications Product conditioning/ripening

30 Factors Influencing Throughput Decreases Market by-pass (growers) Off-Market warehousing

31 Factors Influencing Throughput Increases Growth of foodservice sector Population growth Product diversification Healthier eating

32 Factors Influencing Throughput Future Export growth (consolidation) Import growth (receival, warehousing, sales and distribution) Organic food trends Online ordering and distribution

33 Digital Disruption Increased communications Easier resolution of complaints/disputes Online sales Customer base extended Increased logistics role

34 Central Markets Evolving role Logistics platforms Marketing and distribution hubs Food focus Domestic/export markets

35 Central Markets Domestic/imported product Diverse customer base Support multiple supply chains – give growers/ buyers options and choice

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