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Market Trader August 16th, 2019 - In This Week


1

Traders backing market move

Traders in a Merseyside town have welcomed plans to open a new indoor market in a centrally located former Marks and Spencer store.

Turn to page 2 for more.


2

Changes to Ridley Road scheme

It’s some time ago now that we took a look at the controversial redevelopment of Ridley Road Shopping Village after last year’s shenanigans.

Read more on page 6.


3

New management, new market

The new manager of a Lancashire town’s market has introduced significant changes after only a few weeks in the job, and is already attracting new traders and shoppers.

Page 10 has the full story.


4

Worrying trends

For your peace of mind it’s probably best not to read any of the current retail trends reports and economic indicators at least not without a cup of hot sweet tea to hand. (A sovereign treatment for shock I understand.) But it’s probably my duty to bring some of the news to you as gently as possible.

See page 14 for more information.


5

Running is good for business

Hosting a marathon or similar large running event boosts sales in a city by over a fifth (21 percent), according to the latest research from Paymentsense.

Please look at page 19 for the full details.


6

Traders angered by ongoing leaks

Angry traders in a West Yorkshire town say they have had enough after shop units were flooded and thousands of pounds worth of stock was ruined.

Look at page 20 for the rest of the story.


7

Phase two for Glass Works

Henry Boot Construction has signed a contract with a council in South Yorkshire to deliver phase two of a major development scheme.

The full article is on page 22.



Market Trader August 2nd, 2019 - In This Week


1

Not one move but two

Traders in a West Yorkshire town have urged the council there to re-think its plan to relocate them – not once, but twice.

Turn to page 2 for more.


2

Twenty years of LFM

It was inexcusably remiss of the Chat not to wish London Farmers Markets Ltd many happy returns as they celebrated their twentieth birthday in June.

Read more on page 6.


3

Market move could boost fortunes

A town council in Northamptonshire has removed some of its market stalls from the Market Square . . . and the traders were quite happy to see them go.

Page 10 has the full story.


4

The shocking number of empty shops

According to figures released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOI), 15.9 percent of all shops and retail outlets in the UK now lie empty.

See page 14 for more information.


5

Coachworks project in Ashford gathers pace

An ambitious project by one of the UK’s leading architects to create an exciting urban design scheme in the heart of a Kent town centre is taking shape.

Please look at page 19 for the full details.


6

Ambitious plans for seaside market

A market in a Merseyside holiday resort could be transformed into a new food, drink and event venue under plans revealed by the local authority there, local media has reported.

Look at page 20 for the rest of the story.


7

Christmas reprieve for Albert Square

Manchester’s Christmas Markets will return to the city’s Albert Square this year, the council has confirmed.

The full article is on page 22.


 

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