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Market Trader January 4th, 2019 - In This Week


1

Another winter blunderland

Yet another disaster in what appears to be an annual series of festive flops reportedly took place in a Cambridgeshire city in the run up to Christmas.

Turn to page 2 for more.


2

London Chat

“You knocked it out of the park!” No not Marcus Wearing after sampling some ultra-refined masterchef challenge. Actually it was yours truly answering Mark Atkinson’s “How do you think we did?”

Read more on page 6.


3

Market history project underway

A project aimed at documenting the lives and stories of people at an Aberdeen market has been launched.

Page 10 has the full story.


4

Market Reflections

Those you meet first are often those who stay with you longest and that’s certainly the case with my experience of markets. I was innocently wandering through Chichester the other Wednesday when two of them – John Saunders and ‘Higgy’ – appeared as if by magic from a couple of pop-ups and bent my ear about this and that. Principally how hard it is to make a living at the moment.

See page 14 for more information.


5

We’ll soon be off our trolley (supermarket trolley that is)

The robots are coming! But all they want to do is shop. Advances in technology – and the way consumers use it – are set to revolutionise and redefine what the British supermarket will look like by the year 2030, according to new research.

Please look at page 19 for the full details.


6

Go while you still can

Increased global warming is having profound effects on natural habitats and tourist destinations around the world – so much so, that some might soon disappear altogether.

Look at page 22 for the rest of the story.



Market Trader December 21st, 2018 - In This Week


1

Festive event blamed for drop in trade

Traders at an iconic North East market claim the city’s festive event, which ended on December 16, had an adverse effect on their business.

Turn to page 2 for more.


2

London Chat

Romford’s ‘Retailery’ is, its publicity reckons, a playground for makers, thinkers and doers, and is home to a selection of the finest independent start-up businesses, and food outlets to the heart of the borough.

Read more on page 6.


3

High Street closure trial

An Essex town’s High Street could be closed every Saturday for four months to allow for the expansion of the town’s outdoor market, a council document has revealed.

Page 10 has the full story.


4

Some festive facts for Christmas dinner

Your Yuletide repast is well under way – but the initial excitement is beginning to falter. Now is the time to impress your friends and family with your remarkable store of festive facts . . .

See page 14 for more information.


5

An alternative Christmas dictionary

There are certain words that we automatically associate with Christmas, but as we all know, words can mean different things depending on the context. So here are a few alternative definitions for some of the more festive ones . . .

Please look at page 18 for the full details.


6

Clampdown likely on car boot sales

A council in Lincolnshire is blaming the proliferation of car boot sales for the decline of traditional markets in its region, local media has reported.

Look at page 22 for the rest of the story.


 

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