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Market Trader June 8th, 2018 - In This Week


1

Parking proposals under fire

Proposed changes to parking for market traders in a Shropshire town have come under fire from opponents to the scheme.

Turn to page 2 for more.


2

Latest on Chrisp Street

Chrisp Street Market operator housing association Poplar Harca has issued a new consultation document on its plans for the revamp of the area following what seems like years of accusations that they are trying to gentrify the place.

Read more on pages 6&7.


3

Who did what for LYLM?

Market towns up and down the country found various ways of celebrating and promoting Love Your Local Market Fortnight, which ended on May 31.

Page 10 has the full story.


4

There may be trouble ahead

At the end of last month iconic UK retailer Marks & Spencer revealed plans to close a total of 100 shops by 2022, as part of an existing store closure programme.

See page 14 for more information.


5

New stall takes drastic action on plastic

Two mums in Cumbria are waging war on plastic and have set up a business in a bid to help people reduce its use.

Please look at page 15 for the full details.


6

Market revival hits obstacle

Volunteers in the city of Stoke-on-Trent are keen to revive their town’s local market, but efforts have stalled due council fears that it could threaten an existing event.

Look at page 19 for the rest of the story.


7

Market Improvements called for

Residents in the Merseyside resort of Southport are calling on the council to help revive the town’s market place.

The full article is on page 20.



Market Trader May 25th, 2018 - In This Week


1

New market for Surrey town

Alongside fruit, flowers and a smattering of exotic food, Prosecco, paintings and antiques will be on offer when a new market opens in Surrey at the end of May.

Turn to page 2 for more.


2

London Chat

There is a sound about Olympia when a successful and busy trade show is on – it’s a sort of background hum of chatter, mixed with the patter of footfall, mixed with the gentle throbbing of assembled computer equipment and miscellaneous plant all echoing off the glass roof. If it’s missing the show is in all likelihood a dud – if it’s there exhibitors will have smiles on their faces.

Read more on page 6.


3

New national awards for retail

Research shows that a happy, motivated retail workforce is linked to satisfied and loyal customers, which in turn leads to business success. The achievements of this workforce and their business success will be celebrated at a brand new event called the Inspired Awards.

Page 10 has the full story.


4

Market Reflections - Brighton own goal

I don’t know whether Brighton fruit and veg worker Pat Mears was really a nuisance parking in loading bays at the city’s London Road gaff leading to the loss of his licence as we reported a few weeks ago. Perhaps he was in the wrong, probably he was. Neither do I suspect the operator to have acted outside their powers in the case – no doubt they followed the correct procedures throughout.

See page 14 for more information.


5

HMRC warns on tax refund scams

HMRC is calling on people to stay vigilant in the fight against fraudsters, who are using email and text messages to scam them out of their savings.

Please look at page 19 for the full details.


6

Raise a toaster to the bride

In contrast to a report featured in our last issue which claimed that increasing numbers of people are opting for money as a wedding gift, an alternative survey suggest that the custom of traditional gift-giving remains undiminished

Look at page 22 for the rest of the story.


 

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