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Market Trader August 17th, 2018 - In This Week


1

Move could kill market say traders

Stallholders in a County Durham town have been left angry over plans to move a historic market.

Turn to page 2 for more.


2

London’s Meanwhile Spaces?!

Just occasionally someone comes up with a neologism that is so apt it’s stunning. One such I came across in an interesting blog post on the Centre for London website by Nicolas Bosetti their research manager. It’s ‘meanwhile spaces’ and I realised I’ve been covering them now for years. What he’s getting at are things like the Shoreditch Boxpark market where landowners decide to open up a space instead of simply hoarding it, while they draw up plans for the site or wait for planning approval.

Read more on page 6.


3

Council asks the people

Plans to bring back a market to the “Mother Town” in Staffordshire could see stalls staying open into the evenings to help attract customers after they finish work.

Page 10 has the full story.


4

Build or demolish?

Putting a trade paper together can end with all sorts of quite random juxtapositions. An example was the last issue of this journal which ran on the front page news that Bradford were thinking about building a new market. On the inside, in a rather less prominent place, the last rites on Wakefield’s 2008 covered gaff which is to be demolished early next year.

See page 14 for more information.


5

A chance to win three months’ free trading

A market in a Bedfordshire town has offered local businesses and entrepreneurs a chance to win three months of rent free trading.

Please look at page 20 for the full details.



Market Trader August 3rd, 2018 - In This Week


1

Gull trouble at resort’s market

Following a warm and dry summer it seems that gull numbers are higher than usual, and for traders at a Norfolk market this is turning out to be bad news.

Turn to page 2 for more.


2

London Chat - Not a waste of time

Hackney’s Kingsland Market re-launched on 28 July and will be open weekly on Saturdays from then on.

Read more on page 6.


3

Record number of fake HMRC websites deactivated

Figures released recently show that HMRC has requested a record 20,750 malicious sites to be taken down in the past 12 months, an increase of 29 percent on the previous year.

Page 10 has the full story.


4

Know your product

It’s the first thing we reach for when preparing a summer salad or a healthy sandwich, but how much do you really know about the humble lettuce?

See page 14 for more information.


5

Cracking down on illegal tobacco

The Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association (TMA) has launched a major nationwide advertising campaign to help fight the scourge of illegal tobacco.

Please look at page 19 for the full details.


6

Makeover for Christmas market

New figures have revealed that last year’s Christmas market in a historic Hertfordshire city racked up a bill of £73,000.

Look at page 20 for the rest of the story.


7

Designing the perfect retail space - Written by Conor McArdle, content executive at Brighter Business

Retail unit secured, opening date pencilled in. It’s time to think about how you’re going to design and arrange your shop ahead of the big opening day – and it turns out there’s a lot to consider.

The full article is on page 22.


 

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