Mission for Markets

Mission for Markets

Markets have been a major part of our history and have helped shape the development of many towns and cities.

 

They continue to be an important part of the retail sector and have always been a traditional nurturing ground for small independent retailers.However the dynamic speed of change in retailing generally means that markets are coming under pressure from well-resourced competitors within the retail sector — small and large. In addition local authorities, who are still the biggest market operator, are undergoing massive changes in terms of funding and service delivery.

Markets are changing and it is vital that the markets industry meets the challenge of this change. The first stage of the Mission for Markets, produced jointly by the National Association of British Market Authorities and the National Market Traders Federation, seeks to identify six of the major issues likely to affect markets in the next three to five years.

The Next Generationof market traders

The Next Generationof market traders

This is the biggest single issue facing the retail market industry. We are losing market traders in significant numbers  …..

Adapting to new technologynew trading skills

Adapting to new technologynew trading skills

Traders and many market operators are struggling to take advantage of new technology. The rapid growth …..

New Skills for<br />
the management of markets

New Skills for
the management of markets

The speed of change, the impact of technology and ever changing consumer habits ……

Structural Changes to local government

Structural Changes to local government

Markets are a discretionary service and if a local authority is unable to see the value of the markets service  …..

Legislation

Legislation

Market rights have always been a contentious item when used by local authorities and other market operators  …..

Markets at the centre of our high streets

Markets at the centre of our high streets

Much effort is being made to revitalise our High Streets. Following the Mary Portas

Report a number of …..

To find out more and to take the market operator and traders surveys, the results of which will help to shape the industry so that it is fit for purpose in the future, go to the M4Markets website: www.mission4markets.uk