Produce Business UK
by S. Virani
Last week, Birmingham officially launched one of the largest wholesale markets in the United Kingdom. Set across 18 acres in Witton — an inner-city area that is also home to Aston Villa Football Club — the new market contains 78 units selling fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish and flowers, along with nine warehouses, a café and management offices. It is also the UK’s only integrated market.
At the launch day, visitors enjoyed food prepared by Michelin-starred chefs, international musical entertainment, reflecting the diversity of Birmingham’s market traders, and displays of fresh produce sourced from around the word.
Among the celebrities who attended the opening were Chris Bavin, the star of Britain’s Best Home Cook, Eat Well for Less? and Tomorrow’s Food, and renowned Birmingham historian Carl Chinn.
The nearly £50 million development, funded by Birmingham City Council, has been positioned as an investment into the general economic well-being of Birmingham, creating approximately 15,000 jobs and attracting businesses from across the UK and Europe.
Mar 14, 2019 0Kent News By Mary Harris ‘Market Square and the ambiance made it a shopping experience rather than a quick nip out and go home’ The first farmers’ market in Tunbridge Wells at the...
Mar 12, 2019 0Stropshire Star By Nick Humphreys The stall at Bridgnorth Saturday market is being moved from the High Street to a smaller spot under the market hall from May. Bridgnorth and District Horticultural Society is one of the groups that use it, and secretary Richard Lucas insists the new plot is...