Mission for Markets

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ECONOMIC IMPACT OF MARKETS Earlier this year the National Association of British Market Authorities published research commissioned from Manchester Metropolitan University and the Institute of Place Management Markets Matter: Reviewing the evidencehighlighting the importance of markets and their impact on footfall in town centres.   Now, with the...

Much effort is being made to revitalise our High Streets.   Following the Mary Portas Report a number of different initiatives have emerged and it is important that markets are at the centre of the High Street debate. Parking, public transport and public safety are typical of the...

Market rights have always been a contentious item when used by local authorities and other market operators to prevent other markets being held...

The speed of change, the impact of technology and ever changing consumer habits mean that the traditional skill sets needed to manage the markets will need to change.   Bylaws, casual lists and attendance points will need to make way for agile management, creative thinking and the...

Traders and many market operators are struggling to take advantage of new technology.   The rapid growth of internet-enabled devices, including smartphones and tablets, has stimulated data-driven direct marketing to consumers. For many customers, convenience is prioritised over experience. This kind of new technology is used in...

This is the biggest single issue facing the retail market industry.   We are losing market traders in significant numbers and, although we have started to attract new traders with nationwide initiatives such as the NMTF’s First Pitch and Nabma’s Love Your Local Market, the numbers gained...