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Market Trade News is a dedicated magazine for market traders, market managers, market authorities and wholesalersMarket Trade News is requested by over 30,000 market traders through out the UK.

If you’re a market trader looking to trade at a market or you are simply looking for a new pitch to put your market stall then you need to view our Find a Market section of our website.

The Find a Market section is broken down into County area. You can view them from the menu bar on the left hand side of this page, or you can click on the County you are interested in trading in and find the Market from there. Currently counties listed are: Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Cornwall, County Durham, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon, Edinburgh, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, London, Merseyside, Nottinghamshire, Norfolk, Northants, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Wiltshire, Wrexham and Yorkshire.  The list just keeps on growing.  Within each County section you will find the markets that currently advertise on our website.  They will contain details regarding new traders, pitches, pitch price, pitch size and contact details should you wish to become a trader on that market.

Perhaps you would like to see a market without having to drive there and visit it.  That’s not a problem, Market Trade News regularly visits markets through out the country, whether its an outdoor market, indoor market or a continental market.  You can see pictures and editorial about these markets in the features section of our website, again the location of this page can be found in the menu bar on the left hand side.

As well as all the market news, market trade news also brings you information regarding Wholesalers.  Every market trader needs a good supplier of wholesale products and market trade news can point you in the right direction with our Find a Supplier section of the website.  This section contains wholesalers and suppliers who would be happy to supply you with what ever products or goods you need to keep you trading and making profits. Everything from joblot sellers, ebay sellers  bankrupt stock we have it all.  Currently in the find a supplier section we have Auctions, wholesale bag suppliers, wholesale bedding suppliers, wholesalers of  book supplies, wholesale cards & stationary suppliers, wholesale carpets & rugs suppliers, wholesale clearance supplies, wholesale clothing suppliers, wholesale container suppliers, wholesale cosmetics and fragrance suppliers, wholesale craft suppliers, wholesale electrical suppliers, wholesale fashion accessories, wholesale footwear, wholesale garden products, wholesale giftware suppliers, wholesale haberdashery, wholesale house hold goods supplies, wholesale leather goods supplies, wholesale lingerie and underwear supplies, wholesale novelties, wholesale pet products, wholesale pound lines, wholesale smoking accessories, wholesale textiles, wholesale vehicles and vans.
Its a very comprehensive directory of wholesalers who will supply market traders.

If you are interested in supplying products but not sure which wholesaler to choose, then simply have a look at our feature section and click on wholesaler.  This will show you a list of wholesalers Market Trade News have visited.  You can see the workings of how your potential suppler operates.  You can also see some of the products on display.  It gives you confidence to buy from that particular wholesaler.

We also operate a section on the website for market trader supplies.  This consists of businesses that will be able to offer you everything from fully fashioned market stalls, to pop up gazebo style market stalls.  Everything a market trader needs in order to set their business up is available from the market equipment section of our website including tarpaulins, money belts, awnings, trestle tables.

Please make sure you check out our wholesale forums and our market forums. The forums is a place where people in the market trade industry should come together. The forums are a place to ask questions. They can relate to anything on the topics of markets, trading, supplies, market management or market insurance.

Please be sure to view our facebook and twitter page for up to date information and also please take the time to read our market blog page at

Adam Corbally

Apprentice Star’s Top 10 Tips for Market Traders : Possibly the biggest star to come out of the TV show The Apprentice, Adam Corbally, started out as market-trader in his hometown of Glossop, Derbyshire and now runs a successful wholesale and retail fruit and veg business and manages his own property portfolio. Here are his top ten tips for market stall start ups:
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Market Trade News Archives : For previous Market News, make sure you check out our Archives.  Full of useful articles and information from inside the Market industry.
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Tudor Markets are pleased to announce that we have just taken over a new market at Maida Hill:
The market is located on the busy Harrow Road and Elgin Avenue Junction. Maida Hill is a vibrant location and has a multicultural community that will benefit all traders. It is only half a mile to the exclusive area of Maida Vale which puts this market in a great catchment area of Westminster.
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Wembley has the WOW factor:
Market Place Europe Ltd has been chosen by Quintain Estates and Developments PLC to combine forces and make Wembley ‘A destination not just for the big day but everyday’. It is their vision to give the people of Wembley and its millions of visitors a year an experience that they will never forget and one that will want them to keep coming back and Quintain believe markets have a great role to play in this.
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Spring Fair International 2014 is approaching fast:
Spring Fair International 2014, an i2i Events Group exhibition, will present the UK’s largest showcase of Gift, Home & Volume product across Halls 10, 11 and 12 of The NEC. These halls will open one day earlier than the rest of the show, welcoming visitors on Saturday February 1.
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Sheffield Moor Market:
In January and July 2013 issues of Market Trade News we reported and updated you about the New Sheffield Moor Market.  Sheffield Live Radio Station 93.2FM and Jamie Veitch at @TownsAlive have kindly allowed us to air this radio article for our readers.
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Record breaking first day for Sheffield’s new Moor Market:
The first day of trading at Sheffield’s new Moor Market has been declared a “phenomenal” success, beating the city’s record for the number of market shoppers on a Monday.An estimated 25,000 people passed through the doors on Monday 25th November, 5,000 more than the busiest Saturday at the old Castle Market.
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Nabma News January 2014:
As we approach the end of the year it is always good to reflect on some of the key events of the last twelve months and speculate on what the future holds for markets. At the end of November we held the Nabma Retail Forum at Sheffield to enable Nabma members to visit the new Sheffield Market and what a great day we had learning about the project. On the opening day around 25,000 people came through the doors of the new Market, Click here to read more…

Get ready to vote:
This year’s categories: BEST FOOD MARKET Where is Britain's best food market? It could be a traditional street market, farmers' market or a covered market, but what we're looking for is a regular market that brings together a wide range of great producers and serves a local community by providing fresh, quality, affordable food. Tell us about the market that’s changed your town, city or village, and is making a real difference to your
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The Off Price Show 2014:
Positive retail trading spurs excitement for the best Off-Price Show yet! With fashion retail sales soaring and positive developments in place for the high street, the scene has been set for the ideal stock trading forum next spring. Now preparing for a 24th successful edition, the Off-Price Show will return to London Olympia on 16th – 17th March 2014,
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Setting Up A Market Stall – A short introduction for new Market Traders
By Gavin Kenning Engineering Ltd (
Running a market stall can be a great way to make your own living. Flexible working hours, the attraction of being your own boss, the fresh air and a relaxed, friendly working environment are just some of the many reasons why each year thousands of people choose to set up as market traders and their business from a choice of many markets all over the country. Click here to read more…

Adam Corbally

New Year with Adam Corbally:
Christmas came and went, one minute we seemed to be listening to many a Christmas song on the radio and the next none, it all seemed to be over in a flash. I am sure that everyone made hay while the sun shined and got plenty of money in the pot. This edition I didn’t want to start talking about things to do in
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MTN gives you an in depth feature on Nabma:
NABMA represents the interests of local authority markets throughout the country. We also represent the interests of a significant number of private market operators. In the current climate it is important that our members fully understand the contribution made by NABMA to promoting markets and also providing resources for market operators to improve the quality and standards of their market. Nabma’s contribution Click here to read more…

Community Friendly Hairdresser at Cambridge Market:

Local resident and hairdresser Jo Harding started trading at Cambridge Market back in May this year, and with it, brought a new and unique idea with her. The business, ‘Echo Cuts’, sees Jo save all the trimmings of hair she cuts, which is then bagged up and given to people to use, free of charge, as compost.
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Insurance Matters - January 2014 - The Nightmare Before Christmas:
It was that time of year again. A whole two months away from the most popular holiday, but there was no doubting there was more hype than ever as the adverts were already playing across all the channels. The radio stations were playing the same songs heard every year that no one seemed to tire of.
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Spring Fair International will define retail in 2014:
The organiser of Spring Fair International, i2i Events Group, is delighted to announce details of the UK’s premier retail trade exhibition, that will next take place at The NEC, Birmingham from February 2 – 6 2014 (Volume Halls open 1 day early on Saturday February 1). 3,000 exhibitors will launch more than 300,000 new products at the forthcoming event, which typically attracts up to 70,000 retailers from over 130 countries worldwide.
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Market Matters - January 2014 - Cold Feet:
How are the January sales for you? Lots of Shoppers seem to be voting with their feet and deserting the High Street in favour of online sales. ‘Why suffer cold and wet feet traipsing in search of bargains when you can stay at home and do it online?’
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2014 Market of the Year Awards:
The winners of this year’s KPR Midlink ‘Market of the Year’ competition, organised by Nabma, were announced at the Nabma ‘Better Markets Revitalised High Streets’ one day event at the Council House, Birmingham on 30th January. The nine categories were: ‘Britain’s Favourite Market’ (being the result of a public on-line vote and this year saw a recorded breaking 104,000 votes), Best Large Indoor Market’, ‘Best Small Indoor
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Adam Corbally

Nabma News - February 2014:
I was enjoying a quiet cup of tea in Wakefield Market between Christmas and the New Year and reflecting on the year ahead. We get off a hectic start with the KPR Market of the Year Competition followed by the NABMA/ATCM One Day Conference in Birmingham. I hope to be able to comment in more detail on both these events in my next article but, at the time of writing, both events seem to be heading for a successful conclusion. Click here to read more…

Adam Corbally - Work Experience:
I was out in my local pub, in my home town of Glossop recently, when I had a moment that made me feel very old, but also extremely proud. Whilst having a few drinks with friends I was approached by a very smart young man who seemed really pleased to see me and for a few seconds I thought I didn’t know this guy from Adam. That was until I heard the words “How you doing boss
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Fall in love with the new Bolton Market:
Bolton Market’s brand new lifestyle hall was unveiled on Friday February 14th after a £4.5 million revamp. 

And market bosses organised a two-day Valentine’s treat, which encouraged everyone ‘to fall in love’ with the transformed market.
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Adam Corbally

Adam Corbally: Change . .  . for the better
As a market trader I know as well as you guys how hard in can be sometimes to implement or indeed accept change even if it is for the better. I will always remember turning up on a local Market bright and early 15 years ago when I first started trading and witnessing the most almighty argument between the Market Inspector and one of the traders. Click here to read more…

Nabma News - March 2014:
We celebrated another great Conference at Birmingham on the 30th January. Held in partnership with ATCM, it was an opportunity to look forward and build momentum for this year's Love Your Local Market fortnight, to be held between the 14th and 28th May.
Also to look at a mix of subject matters covering good practice in markets management and operation.
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Market Matters - March 2014 - Skipdiving in Mudford ‘Great news - the recession is over!
Official government figures confirm the UK economy grew faster than expected in 2013 and at the fastest rate since the 2007 financial crisis. Economic growth for 2013 was 1.9%, a vast improvement by over 0.3% seen in 2012. At this rate UK plc may be able to claw itself back up to the size it was before the crisis, just in time for the May 2015 general election. Click here to read more…

Thompson Discount Electricals - Appliances at Great Prices.
Thompsons Discount Electrical Ltd is based in Worcester, just a few minutes from the M5 Motorway. They are a large specialist wholesaler that supplies a huge range of graded electrical goods, which have either slight cosmetic imperfections or slightly damaged packaging.
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Insurance Matters - March 2014 - Why should I buy insurance through a broker when there are other cheaper alternatives?
This is a question we frequently get asked especially on certain lines of business (especially true for motor and household insurance) and the answer can vary greatly based upon individual circumstances, I’ll try and go through the key factors. Click here to read more…

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