66 Pages 4.3MB PDF
National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA)
8 Pages 1.2MB PDF
A little from the introduction
In the last Annual Report I indicated that “the challenge for the next twelve months is to build on the positive messages provided by the Select Committee” and it’s fair to say that our work over the past year has been dominated by the responses that have been made to the various recommendations of the Select Committee through our ongoing work with Government.
A Policy & Research Review of UK Retail and Wholesale Markets in the 21st Century
The Retail Markets Alliance
Supported by The BCSC Educational Trust
84 Pages 2.8MB PDF
Available from the NABMA website
. . .what makes a successful market? Why are some markets doing well and others failing? What is the role of wholesale and retail markets in the 21st century? This report seeks to answer those questions.
A comprehensive if a little dated report, weighing in around 80 pages, but full of information, case studies, data and charts, its essential reading for anybody with an interest in the market industry
Regeneris Consulting Ltd, June 2010
79 Pages 2.7MB PDF
This pre-publication draft report analyses the retail markets sector in London in detail, assessing its contribution to the London economy as well as the wider social benefits markets bring. The final publication will recommend a number of measures to help ensure these benefits are maximised in future.
Report, together with formal minutes
88 Pages 500KB PDF
House of Commons
Communities and Local Government Committee
We believe strongly that local authorities and central government should care about markets, because of the multi-faceted nature of the benefits that successful markets can bring to local towns and communities. Our report identifies five key benefits. The economic benefits are perhaps the most obvious. However, we consider that the social benefits of markets are equally important. For example, markets can play a significant role in encouraging social cohesion. We identify further roles for markets in assisting the regeneration of town centres, in promoting healthy eating ,and in reducing environmental impacts in the retail sector.
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
4 Pages 74KB PDF
This is a summery the full report can also be purchased
This study, by The Open University, examines the importance of markets as social spaces in towns and cities in England. Fieldwork and observation in eight markets across the country were used to: examine the key factors that make markets work well as social, vibrant public spaces for different groups in the community; identify the main users of markets as social spaces in different contexts; and examine the different kinds of social activity in markets.
Department for Communities and Local Government
18 Pages 2MB PDF
Also in this title Retail Markets: Management Models and Supporting Retail Markets: Executive Summary
Markets are the birthplace of towns and cities across the world. Starting in some cases as crossroads where travellers would barter their goods and chattels for food and products they were the catalyst for the development of hamlets into villages, villages into towns and towns into cities. Haymarket; Grassmarket; Market Rasen; Market Street – the history of the market is woven into the very fabric of English society.
Mary Portas, December 2011
52 Pages 2.1MB PDF
My review has shown me that much of what we do know about high streets is stored within professional silos and relates specifically to particular stakeholders. The information lies stagnating and festering somewhere, and whilst there has been an awful lot of thinking about the high street most of it has been done in isolation rarely backed by any kind of creative vision.
A report prepared by GENECON LLP and Partners, December 2011
147 Pages 2.2MB PDF
Executive Summary also available 25 Pages 274KB PDF
GENECON, leading a multi-disciplinary team from Colliers International, GJR Consulting, and Urban Pollinators, was commissioned by the Department fot Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) to provide a review of the available research and analysis of the drivers and barriers which impact on the economic and social performance of high streets, in order to provide an independent and robust evidence base.
The Market Alliance, NABMA, December 2011
51 Pages 4.6MB PDF
The survey was designed to measure year-on-year changes in the performance of retail markets – comparing performance in March 2011 with March 2010, using a red/amber/green ‘traffic light’ system, and measured against a number of key indicators, which are represented by 8 closed questions in the survey (See Appendix 1). Each of the 8 questions had 3 possible responses or answers. These were: decrease, increase or the same. Not all respondents completed every question.
Apr 09, 2019 Comments Off on Deepings all set for first Saturday marketLincolnshire Today By. Tess Egginton Live music and an Easter Egg hunt are just two of the attractions planned for Market Deepings’ first Saturday market. The market fulfils South Kesteven...
Apr 07, 2019 Comments Off on Monthly Wire Market and Bridge Street Bazaar to launch in town centre
Mar 28, 2019 Comments Off on Vinegar Yard: London’s New Street Food Market… With A Train Carriage On The Roof
Mar 24, 2019 Comments Off on A New 6,000 ft² Street Food Venue will Open in Pembroke Dock this Summer
Mar 21, 2019 Comments Off on Traders gear up for opening of St John’s Market
Apr 16, 2019 Comments Off on The founder of Boxpark on making a modern market out of a shed, selling Boxfresh, and hiring Michelin star chefsCity a.m By Katherine Denham For an industrial-looking shed, there’s something strangely inviting about this giant black and white box next to Wembley Stadium. Having opened its doors in December last year, this is Boxpark’s third site, and it’s also the largest, taking up 20,000 square feet...
Apr 10, 2019 Comments Off on Carlisle Easter International Market
Apr 07, 2019 Comments Off on Gainsborough Farmers’ Market to re-launch in new location
Apr 07, 2019 Comments Off on ‘Camden-Style Market’ In Cains Brewery Village Will Now Become The Red Brick Market.
Mar 21, 2019 Comments Off on Continental Street Market returns to Wrexham town centre this week!
Apr 16, 2019 Comments Off on Highway ban takes heavy toll on Sunday market
Feb 11, 2019 Comments Off on Turkey opens government vegetable stalls in battle with inflation
Dec 16, 2018 Comments Off on Strasbourg reopens Christmas market after attacker shot dead
Dec 09, 2018 Comments Off on Keeping Farmers Markets Wholesome and Safe
Nov 21, 2018 Comments Off on Santa arrives on his sleigh for a day of festive fun in Holywood
Apr 12, 2019 Comments Off on This Little Piggy Went To These 11 Street Food Markets
Apr 09, 2019 Comments Off on Malta Artisan Market
Apr 07, 2019 Comments Off on Dublin’s hidden gem: The Liberty Market
Dec 09, 2018 Comments Off on 12 magical Christmas markets from Chichester to Copenhagen
Nov 21, 2018 Comments Off on A street food tour of Singapore