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Market Trader September 15th, 2017 - In This Week


1

Rents killing market say traders

Despite a reduction in rent, traders in a Norfolk resort say what they are paying for their stalls is making the market unviable and pushing them out.

Turn to page 2 for more.


2

London Chat - Another ‘Bogus Bill’?

Following on from our story last month about ‘bogus official’ scams we’ve heard now that Wandsworth Council’s Commercial Services team is urging local small businesses to be on their guard against a fraudster trying to fleece companies out of hundreds of pounds.

Read more on page 6 and 7.


3

Bolton’s biggest food fest yet

Organisers have declared that a record 267,000 people attended his year’s Bolton Food and Drink Festival, topping last year’s all time high of 263,000.

Page 10 has the full story.


4

Market Reflections - Oh Tempera

Just as my fingers touched the keys two things relating to Market Trader itself landed on the desk. First was the news that the Oldham Chronicle had ceased publication without notice. Second was a reprint in Worlds Fair of an article from 1969 reporting on John Coates, then Gen Sec of the Fed, seeking assurances from Wolverhampton that they’d negotiate with the Fed branch and not individual traders on any decision affecting them. Looks like a spot of divide and rule was being attempted.

See pages 14&15 for more information.


5

Market trading is Human Nature for Hertfordshire couple

Following the farmers’ market boom of a few years ago, a new breed of artisan and craft markets is springing up across the UK, and allied with the growing popularity of street food stalls, markets in some areas are seeing a resurgence.

Please look at page 19 for the full details.


6

Turnaround for historic market

An iconic Norfolk market that was in danger of becoming unsustainable has received a life-saving shot in the arm following a change in strategy.

Look at page 20 for the rest of the story.


7

The rise of online order dissatisfaction

Due to a high rise in internet usage, Clouder.co.uk has considered what items consumers are browsing for – and purchasing – online.

The full article is on page 22.



Market Trader September 1st, 2017 - In This Week


1

Proposal to relocate market

A 150 year-old Dorset market built on a former Roman site could be demolished to make way for a shopping complex.

Turn to page 2 for more.


2

London Chat - Off-Price is back as stockXchange

It’s a surprise to the uninitiated to find that the freelance often has quite a fixed routine. Certainly yours truly’s year is punctuated by immovable landmarks. Take the Off-Price show. In spring the daffodils were out in Holland Park; for the next show the trees were beginning to turn; for both Kew was just a few stops away. Three looked-forward to pleasures.

Read more on page 6&7.


3

New Welcome Ambassador for Chester

CH1ChesterBID’s popular Welcome Ambassadors have strengthened their team for the summer with the appointment of Chester University student, Siobhan Humphries.

Page 10 has the full story.


4

Trends to watch out for

With Black Friday now less than three months away (24/11/17), ecommerce data experts PCA Predict has outlined three key trends retailers should be aware of in the run up to one of the biggest retail days in the British calendar, where a record £1.23bn was spent last year in the UK.

See page 12 for more information.


5

Footfall down at Wales’ biggest indoor market

The largest indoor market in Wales made a profit of more than £700,000 for the local authority in 2016, but footfall is down and questions have been asked about where that money goes.

Please look at page 14 for the full details.


6

Discovering the past and present of Durham’s Market Hall

Durham Markets is inviting locals and visitors to take a walking tour into the past of this central Durham site with free history tours for Heritage Open Days.

Look at page 18 for the rest of the story.


7

Barclaycard goes cone-tactless for summer

Barclaycard recently announced that it is piloting ‘Contactless Cones’ – a refreshing solution to reduce long queues at ice cream vans.

The full article is on page 22.


 

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