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Market Trader October 12th, 2018 - In This Week


1

Concerns over festive event

There will a brand new Christmas market in the Midlands this year, set in the grounds of Birmingham Cathedral.

Turn to page 2 for more.


2

AoLM Autumn Meeting

Unsurprisingly the London Markets Board (LMB) was first up on the agenda of the Association of London Markets meeting in September. The LMB had met a week or two before to agree the major strands of work going forward. In general these match the priorities set out in the Understanding London Markets report but focus immediately on the International Markets Conference slated for next year and the legal framework of market operation in the capital.

Read more on page 6.


3

One year-old market bites the dust

An operator has pulled the plug on a Derbyshire town’s monthly artisan market after just one year of trading, citing lack of support as the reason.

Page 10 has the full story.


4

Kirkgate in the news

Cricket commentator Ritchie Benaud once asked someone determined to enforce some rule or other in the face of, what Benaud at least viewed as, common sense a simple question: “Do you want to be sensible or do you want to be famous?” That’s the sort of threat a well-known media figure can make with some confidence naturally.

See page 14 for more information.


5

Street stalls boost markets

Markets in a Shropshire town have experienced a significant boost in trade after stalls were moved into the street.

Please look at page 19 for the full details.


6

First day of trading for new Basildon market

Shoppers in an Essex town got their first opportunity to wander round 46 new kiosks recently as their relocated market opened for the first time.

Look at page 20 for the rest of the story.



Market Trader September 28th, 2018 - In This Week


1

Market smoking ban discussed

Councillors in a Lincolnshire town have been discussing whether market traders should be banned from smoking and vaping while working on their stalls.

Turn to page 2 for more.


2

The chop for Smithfield?

On October 19th I shall be celebrating, if that’s the right word, my 65th birthday. No that’s not some kind of pitch for cards etc. It just makes the story I’m about to cover, well, a little thought provoking. Indeed I wonder if I’ll still be about to see the fruition of some ambitious plans recently announced. You see a few weeks ago The City of London Corporation announced it is in search of approximately 100 acres to house new facilities for its wholesale markets.

Read more on page 6.


3

Know your product

For hundreds of years they have helped form the basis of many a nation’s cultural identity – and now the kids are back at school and college you’ll probably see a lot more of these lying about – but how much do you really know about those wonderful things we call books?

Pages 14 & 15 have the full story.


4

Market wins Green Apple environmental award

A popular market in Greater Manchester has won a Green Apple environment award in a campaign to find the greenest companies, councils and communities.

See page 19 for more information.


5

Autumn Fair 2018

This year’s Autumn Fair saw 1,200 exhibitors take over Birmingham’s NEC at the beginning of September for five days of negotiation and inspiration. Over 200,000 new products were showcased, with buyers stocking up for the festive period and the spring season, including Mother’s Day and Easter.

Please look at page 20 for the full details.


6

Cutting costs for traders

Following a review, a borough council in Lancashire has frozen or reduced the majority of charges paid by traders to occupy indoor and outdoor stalls at its markets.

Look at page 22 for the rest of the story.


 

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