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Market Trader October 13th, 2017 - In This Week


1

Popular market is losing traders

Traders at a popular indoor market in Derby have told local media they are planning to leave the centre after disagreements with its new owners over leases.

Turn to page 2 for more.


2

London Chat - Thoughts on stock-X-change by Off-price

Right first things first, there is – dateline autumn 2017 – affordable and readily saleable stock in the rag trade supply chain. And a good deal of this gear was available at Stock-X-change by Off-price in its new location.

Read more on pages 6&7.


3

Trader suspended for displaying Nazi flag

It appears the contentious issue of Nazi memorabilia on market stalls is all set to rumble on, after a trader at a Staffordshire market was suspended for having a Nazi flag on display.

Page 10 has the full story.


4

Market Reflections - Bye mate!

Malcolm Ball’s departure from Wellington Markets or WMC Retail Partners, or (as many of us will forever call it) Town & Country, for personal and health reasons, was unexpected but at least for me completely comprehensible. Ten years almost to the month is probably long enough to be at the helm of anything leave alone the UK’s only publicly quoted market operating company.

See pages 14&15 for more information.


5

Food fraud report

NFU Mutual’s Food Fraud Report 2017 published last month reveals that a fifth of people are most likely to blame the retailer for cases of food fraud.

Please look at page 19 for the full details.


6

Late night opening for market hall

Business leaders in Shropshire’s county town are hoping plans for its indoor market to open late into the night each month will boost the local night time economy.

Look at page 20 for the rest of the story.


7

Pop-up grottos to enhance festive season

Since it was established over 20 years ago, Sun Leisure Ltd has grown to become one of Europe’s most recognised brands and largest suppliers of professional instant shelters and exhibition equipment.

The full article is on page 22.



Market Trader September 29th, 2017 - In This Week


1

Trader pans new pannier market layout

A weekly pannier market in Devon has undergone a change of layout in a bid to keep it fresh – but not everyone is happy.

Turn to page 2 for more.


2

Online is easier

More than one million tax credit customers completed their renewal using the new online tools ahead of the July 31 deadline for the first time, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) revealed recently.

Read more on page 3.


3

London Chat - Lost Ball

The market scene in London lost a powerful champion with the departure, on August 30th, of CEO Malcolm Ball from WMC Retail Partners managers of Watford and Shepherds Bush markets. Citing personal and health reasons for the move Malcolm also announced he’d be replaced by Andrew Sparrow who was responsible for the company’s oversight of Old Spitalfields Market when that contract was in operation.

Pages 6&7 have the full story.


4

Nazi memorabilia removed from stall

A market trader in Kent has been told to take Nazi memorabilia off his stall after an upset customer claimed she felt physically sick when she saw the items emblazoned with swastikas.

See page 10 for more information.


5

Boom time for bargains

Discount retailers are likely to grab a further £9bn of consumer spend by 2022 according to report.

Please look at page 14 for the full details.


6

Ainsley backs new curry from Bolton

Ready, Steady, Cook and Strictly star Ainsley Harriott has praised a unique new curry recipe developed in a Bolton Indian restaurant as “better than a balti”, after sampling it at Bolton Food and Drink Festival last month.

Look at page 19 for the rest of the story.


7

Christmas on the High Street

Almost a third (30 percent) of British consumers are worried about Christmas disappearing from the High Street, and as a result just seven percent will do all of their Christmas shopping online this year, new research has found.

The full article is on page 20.


 

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