“You get to know your customers – they are not just a number on a till roll.”
Butcher David Crompton, proprietor of Pickups Butchers in Bradford’s Oastler Market, talks passionately about the role of markets in towns and cities across the country.
“We are third generation and I am serving grandparents, parents and children. They are people we know, not just a number as they would be in a supermarket. Around 90 per cent of our customers are regulars. ”
Pickups has operated a stall in Bradford for half a century. David is among the many market traders who know their customers by name and who know the value of a market to local people.
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