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Market Trader November 10th, 2017 - In This Week


1

Market Place awarded contract

Market Place Management, one of the UK’s largest specialty and local authority market operators, has been appointed by Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council to operate the daily market located on the Staffordshire town’s High Street.

Turn to page 2 for more.


2

Lest we forget

The total number of military and civilian casualties in World War I was more than 41 million: there were over 18 million deaths and 23 million wounded, ranking it among the deadliest conflicts in human history.

Read more on page 3.


3

Norwich vying for market award

It has already been named one of the ten best markets in England by Culture Trip travel app, but now the “jewel in the crown” of Norwich is one of a number of markets throughout the UK hoping to pick up still more accolades via the 2018 KPR Midlink Great British Market Awards.

Page 10 has the full story.


4

Market Reflections

October saw me on a little tour of some of the Bastide towns of southern France. These are unique in that they were planned as new towns back in the thirteenth century, all to around the same plan, and all centred on a square which it seems was often used as a market. They were not allowed to be fortified, in the old sense of a walled town but a quick look at one classic example, Monpazier, shows that they would be quite easily defended by blocking off the street entrances.

See pages 14&15 for more information.


5

Town gears up for Christmas

A giant snow slide will once again be the star attraction in the Greater Manchester town of Bolton this Christmas.

Please look at page 19 for the full details.


6

Preston opening delayed

The reopening of a famous Lancashire market following a major and much publicised refurbishment will not now be happening in time for Christmas.

Look at page 20 for the rest of the story.


7

Shoppers want more

‘Shop and stay’ consumers want new and engaging high street experiences – but will spend more when retailers offer in-store events

The full article is on page 22.



Market Trader October 27th, 2017 - In This Week


1

End of an era for Harborough Market

Traders at a popular Leicestershire market are hoping for an easy passage when the day to day running of the event is handed back to the local authority.

Turn to page 2 for more.


2

London Chat - Ambitious vision for Church Street

A new market layout and associated facilities are part of Westminster City Council’s ambitious transformation programme for the Church Street area, near Marylebone, over the next 15-20 years.

Read more on pages 6&7.


3

New banknote checking scheme

The Bank of England’s new Banknote Checking Scheme was launched on October 10. The scheme is aimed at cash-handling businesses and promotes banknote checking at point of sale through targeted training. Its aim is to reduce the number of counterfeit notes being accepted and to reduce losses to businesses.

Page 10 has the full story.


4

The truth about shoplifting

With shops in the UK losing £800m a year due to shoplifting, more than 360,000 offences were reported in 2016-17

See pages 14&15 for more information.


5

Extension for German Christmas market

A West Yorkshire city’s hugely popular annual Christkindelmarkt German Christmas market will return with an extended run this year, remaining open right up until Christmas Eve.

Please look at page 19 for the full details.


6

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.

Look at page 22 for the rest of the story.


 

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