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Market Trader April 12th, 2019 - In This Week


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Traders furious over artisan event

An artisan market promising ‘some of the best food and drink producers in the north west’ has arrived in a Greater Manchester town – but regular traders there are furious about the fact that they have to give up their pitches once every four weeks.

Turn to page 2 for more.


2

Footfall falls but London avoids the worst

Footfall in February fell by 2.0%, a significant decline compared to the previous year where it fell by 0.2%. Though in London the figure was slightly more encouraging at 1.4%. The weakest February in five years also marks the fifteenth month of consecutive decline.

Read more on page 6.


3

Good Morning Dagenham

An East London market is reaping huge benefits in terms of increased footfall from some invaluable exposure on daytime TV.

Page 10 has the full story.


4

A quarter of Brits bought fakes in 2018

Although counterfeiting is not new, the sale of ‘fake’ goods is increasing, which is unsurprising given the digital age in which we live in, where image is everything.

See page 14 for more information.


5

Knife ban at market

Market traders in a Lancashire town have been prohibited from selling potentially dangerous knives after concerns were raised about a town centre stallholder.

Please look at page 19 for the full details.


6

Council exploring ways to boost markets

New ideas to revive the fortunes of a Cumbrian town’s long-established outdoor and indoor markets are to be considered.

Look at page 20 for the rest of the story.


7

Deal or no deal?

As a nation of bargain hunters Brits are quick to spot what they think is a good deal, and in January UK retail sales increased by 1.8 percent year-on-year as shoppers sought out bargains in the sales, according to the British Retail Consortium.

The full article is on page 22.



Market Trader March 29th, 2019 - In This Week


1

Trading days restricted

A market in a North Yorkshire seaside town is set to have its trading days cut as a council tries to find a compromise between the demands of stallholders and local businesses.

Turn to page 2 for more.


2

Across the Redbridge for city markets?

Well it seems it could be with news that Redbridge Borough Council has unveiled plans for a 162 acre site in Fairlop, as the potential new home for Billingsgate, Smithfields and New Spitalfields markets.

Read more on pages 6 & 7.


3

Stallholders receive warning letters

Market traders at a new flagship venue in a South Yorkshire town have been issued with solicitor’s warning letters, after failing to trade for the six days required by their lease agreements or for packing up early on quiet trading days.

Page 10 has the full story.


4

Folk Devils and Moral Panics

Say ‘Mods and Rockers’ and if you’re my age the same few feet of newsreel footage of motorbikes and scooters arriving at say Margate in 1964 will play unbidden in your mind’s eye at those words. On early sixties Bank Holidays the rival groups would journey to the coast for a punch up – or at least that’s what the papers told us was happening.

See page 14 & 15 for more information.


5

Big plans for historic market

PLANS for a £2m redevelopment to turn a Victorian indoor market into a Covent Garden-style destination have been unveiled.

Please look at page 19 for the full details.


6

Council to bid for funding

A borough council in Nottinghamshire is hoping to get a boost of around £5m towards its plans to transform a town centre.

Look at page 20 for the rest of the story.


7

Revamp for historic hall

New plans will see an indoor market in a Shropshire town refurbished and modernised.

The full article is on page 22.