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Market Trader June 7th 2019 - In This Week


Lord Mayor hears of Spitalfield concerns

City of London bosses are too sensible a crew for there to any complacency amongst them about the reception the mooted move of all three wholesale gaffs might have.

Turn to page 6 for more.


Sizzling celebrity line up for Bolton food fest

Hairy Bikers Si King and Dave Myers will be headlining this summer’s Bolton Food and Drink Festival.

Read more on page 10.


Online grocery sales hit £12.3bn

Brits continue to shop with the click of a button, as according to the latest research from Mintel, last year’s sales of online groceries in the UK hit £12.3bn, up 9 percent from 2017.

Page 14 has the full story.


More fines for food sellers

Fines for food safety and hygiene offences and prosecution of directors and senior managers have increased following the introduction of new sentencing guidelines in England and Wales.

See page 15 for more information.


Locals have their say on market place

A survey undertaken by the Northumberland Gazette has revealed what the residents of the historic market town of Alnwick think about their town centre and market place.

Please look at page 19 for the full details.


Clean up at new Glassworks

A cleaning agency has been brought in to help spruce up a new flagship market hall in South Yorkshire, following complaints from traders.

Look at page 20 for the rest of the story.


Phishing in the online river

Despite continued action and warnings, HMRC ‘phishing’ scams continue to rise, with criminals using increasingly sophisticated methods to target UK taxpayers.

The full article is on page 22.

Market Trader May 24th 2019 - In This Week


Will markets do the trick in Bexley?

About the only thing I really know about Bexley is that for years its MP was the one time Tory Leader and PM Edward ‘Grocer’ Heath. A constituency he represented in his later years from a magnificent house ‘Arundells’ in the cathedral close in Salisbury with a armed copper outside the gate day and night. It’s now a museum but quite who would ever want to go and see an attraction devoted to the ‘Grocer’ is impossible to imagine.

Turn to page 6 for more.


What people are saying about LYLM

The NABMA led Love Your Local Market campaign kicked off on Friday May 17 and lasts till the end of the month, with markets up and down the country (and now around the world) showing their support by organising entertainment, offers, promotions and events.

Read more on page 10.


Multiple choice question

Will the competition authority’s blocking of the proposed merger between ASDA and J Sainsbury be of benefit to the independent/market food, clothing and housewares worker, or not, or simply irrelevant? A question I’ve thought about with no success.

Page 14 has the full story.


Carew signs up for the Real Deal

A market in south west Wales has joined many more up and down the country that are doing their bit to keep our markets free of counterfeit goods.

See page 19 for more information.


Autumn Fair launches new direction for 2019

Autumn Fair is set to launch its new direction for 2019 and beyond this September at the Birmingham NEC. With plenty of new and bellwether exhibitors showcasing exclusive products, and new theatres and areas debuting for 2019, Autumn Fair will offer unrivalled sourcing and deal-making opportunities for retail’s boldest buyers.

Please look at page 20 for the full details.


Retailers claim markets are killing their trade

Independent retailers in the historic city of York are angry and frustrated over a city centre strategy which they claim is ‘killing’ their businesses.

Look at page 22 for the rest of the story.


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