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Market Trader July 5th, 2019 - In This Week


1

County’s markets under review

Markets in Northumberland ran at a loss to the county council for the first time last year, local media has reported.

Turn to page 2 for more.


2

Money for Queens

Hot on the heels of the last Chat story on Green Street comes news that Newham Council has been awarded £25,000 by the Greater London Authority (GLA) to help improve Queen’s Market

Read more on page 6.


3

Young traders set out their stalls

Young entrepreneurs set out their stalls once again as the ever-popular Teenage Market returned to a Greater Manchester town.

Page 10 has the full story.


4

Are Britain’s high streets doomed?

New data from the British Retail Consortium has revealed a worrying 3.5 percent fall in the number of shoppers visiting stores and retail parks last month, with footfall on the High Street hardest hit, down by 4.8 percent.

See page 14 for more information.


5

Traders quit, and blame council

A market trader in a Lancashire town has criticised council chiefs there, claiming high rents and increasing service charges meant they could no longer afford to keep their stall open.

Please look at page 19 for the full details.


6

Dilemma over street market

Independent retailers in a town centre in Kent say the introduction of a weekly street market has put a big dent in their takings.

Look at page 20 for the rest of the story.


7

Don’t reuse, refill (if you’ve got the bottle)

Buying single-use plastic water bottles could soon be viewed in the same way as littering, spitting in public, queue-jumping, and playing loud music on public transport, according to a new survey to mark last month’s National Refill Day.

The full article is on page 22.



Market Trader June 21st 2019 - In This Week


1

Another fakes trader fined

A trader in the south west caught selling counterfeit designer clothing at a car boot sale has been ordered to pay out tens of thousands of pounds, local media reports.

Turn to page 2 for more.


2

Street food in Wood Lane

In another development in their pro-markets policy Hammersmith & Fulham council has cooked up a new food event at White City.

Read more on page 6.


3

Clear plan for market revival

A Community Interest Company in Derbyshire is gearing up to take over the running of its local market, and has outlined a clear set of objectives it hopes to achieve in its bid to improve the town.

Page 10 has the full story.


4

Holy not well?

Shopkeepers complaining about competition from markets? It’s not a new thing but it did feature in a couple of stories we’ve carried recently. Industry responses to such moans depend, it seems to me, on how long the gaff has been there. A franchise market dating back 400 years or indeed anything present for over twenty years should have been factored in to shopkeepers business plan – indeed probably was.

See page 14 for more information.


5

Project still on course says council

The long-awaited Northgate Development in Chester has been delayed once again, but Cheshire West and Chester Council insists the project is still on schedule.

Please look at page 19 for the full details.


6

New lease of life for Woolies store

An ex-Woolworth’s store in a Welsh town looks all set to be brought back to life following its transformation into a new indoor market.

Look at page 20 for the rest of the story.


7

Saving summer lilos from landfill

Holidaymakers can see their unwanted lilos transformed into designer bags and pouches thanks to a holiday company that’s pledging to reduce the number of inflatables sent to landfill.

The full article is on page 22.