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Market Trader September 14th, 2018 - In This Week


Cannabis conundrum in Kendal

A grandmother in a Cumbrian town has had her market stall closed pending investigations into the cannabis oil products she was selling.

Turn to page 2 for more.


Get down to stockXchange

Marking the start of Autumn once again stockXchange by Off-Price the clearance and branded clothing show returns to the capital. In Kensington to be precise – at the ILEC centre, part of the Ibis Hotel in Lillie Road, a few steps (downhill even) from West Brompton tube.

Read more on page 6.


Issue over tenant mix list

Market traders in a Lincolnshire town have been accused of manipulating official council policy to create monopolies.

Page 10 has the full story.


Prices up?

“For the first time in over five years, shop prices entered inflationary territory: in August, shop prices increased by 0.1%, up from the July decrease of 0.3%. This broke a deflation cycle of 63 months.”

See page 14 for more information.


Foodie fans flock to biggest festival yet

Bolton welcomed around 270,000 people for the town’s biggest ever Food and Drink Festival.

Please look at page 19 for the full details.


Intu in control again

Intu Derby has terminated its contract with the firm appointed to breathe new life into the city’s Eagle Market, and has taken back control itself.

Look at page 20 for the rest of the story.


The Great British Market Awards

The National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) announced the Great British Market Awards 2019 at the beginning of this month.

The full article is on page 22.

Market Trader August 31st, 2018 - In This Week


Market operator selected

Market Place Management, the operator behind Christmas markets in both Exeter and Belfast as well as the refurbished Harborough Market, has been chosen by a Greater Manchester council to operate its historic market hall.

Turn to page 2 for more.


London Chat - Council take over Watford from T&C

Watford council has taken over control of Watford Market from operator Town & Country Markets following reports of the company’s escalating financial difficulties.

Read more on pages 6 & 7.


Budding traders set out stalls in Stratford

Entrepreneurs from across the country aged between 16 and 30 are setting out their stalls on Waterside at Stratford-upon-Avon on Friday August 31 and Saturday September 1.

Page 10 has the full story.


No festive market for Leicester

Leicester’s Christmas market has been cancelled after asbestos was found during improvement work to the back of the city’s historic Corn Exchange, local media has reported.

See page 12 for more information.


Back to school

It’s been one heck of a summer, but like all good things it has to come to an end, which can only mean the start of a new school year and all the paraphernalia which that inevitably entails. So here are some observations and snippets of advice which may (or may not) ease the passage into the new term and beyond.

Please look at page 14 for the full details.


Pet lady shuts up shop

A stalwart of Leicester Market is calling it a day after 34 years because her business is no longer making money.

Look at page 22 for the rest of the story.


Autumn Fair 2018

Kick starting the golden quarter: Autumn Fair offers retailers a gateway for end-of-year success.

The full article is on page 24.


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