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Market Trader June 9th, 2017 - In This Week


Confusion over closure

There are concerns at a Shropshire indoor market that trade is suffering due to confusion over the closure of a farmers’ market.

Turn to page 2 for more.


Decisions in the sun

You might imagine that most important decisions are made in the quiet of a darkened room, but new research would suggest not

Read more on pages 6&7.


Trader under investigation

A police investigation has been launched after a car boot sale trader was reported for draping a Nazi flag over his vehicle “in retaliation for the Manchester bomb”.

Page 10 has the full story.


London Chat - Islington Vote

Islington shoppers are being asked to nominate their favourite market trader, someone maybe who goes the extra mile, sells the best bargains or has the tastiest food.

See pages 14&15 for more information.


National Unplugging Day

Parents across the UK agree that tech and social media are taking over their lives, and being plugged in constantly is damaging their children as they struggle to set a good example with their own tech usage.

Please look at page 19 for the full details.


Chesterfield’s Market Trader of the Year

Ibbotsons Fresh Quality Produce on Chesterfield’s Market Place has been crowned Market Trader of the Year at the town’s 2017 Retail Awards, organised by Destination Chesterfield in association with Addooco.

Look at page 20 for the rest of the story.


Glued to the screen

Backing up the concerns expressed in our National Unplugging Day report on page 19, new research has revealed that British workers spend an average of 182.5 days a year staring at screens.

The full article is on page 22.

Market Trader May 26th, 2017 - In This Week


Councillor’s concerns over market

A councillor in a Lancashire town has raised concerns about its indoor market, claiming that traders are leaving and the local authority doesn’t seem to be “bothered”.

Turn to page 2 for more.


Icing on the cake for stallholder

The owner of a cake stall on Market Harborough’s Indoor Market will soon be able to put a sign on her stall declaring: “As seen on national TV.”

Read more on page 3.


Market Reflections - Market(s) Research – Limits and Possibilities

Quite by chance the other day I was talking to some eighteen year old candidates for admission to one of London’s premier drama schools. It was so refreshing and, as I think happens to all of us at my age, I was overcome by an almost irresistible wish to go back 45 years and do it all again myself. It reminded me of that, oh too short, a period where everything seems possible and fatigue never intervenes in some pet obsession or other. We won the war because most pilots weren’t that much older.

Pages 6&7 have the full story.


Controversy over market move

Traders at an Essex market are concerned that a relocation is not working and not enough is being done to help the stallholders.

See page 10 for more information.


London Chat - Greenwich sparkles – at last

The other day, spurred on by the fact that I’d been using some pictures of Greenwich Market for too long now, as I was in the area I popped in to look at the refurbished premises and very impressive they are too.

Please look at pages 14&15 for the full details.


What some of our markets have been up to for LYLM

Harborough District Council has been offering new food businesses the chance to test their ideas for free at its award winning market.

Look at page 19 for the rest of the story.


Brits’ secret passion for hygge

A secret British passion for yet another aspect of Scandinavian culture was revealed recently.

The full article is on page 20.


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