Stratford upon Avon Food Festival Stratford upon Avon has held a food market in various guises for a number of years with varying degrees of success. This year, Groupe Geraud took over the reins, working in conjunction with Stratforward, Stratford upon Avon’s BID, to re-launch the town’s food festival. Working closely with their regular traders…

New Spitalfields Market has firmly established itself as the number one wholesale market in the UK. The purpose built facilities in Leyton will be twenty five years old next year, having moved from its original premises in Horner Square which it outgrew. The location was key and the current site is ideal for Central and…

Keeping it local in Hertfordshire  The beautiful county town of Hertford is situated just over 19 miles north of Central London and has been the county town of Hertfordshire since Saxon times. Much of the town centre is a conservation area with some Tudor buildings and historic sites still remaining. The market charter was signed…

From the West Indies to the West Midlands  Following on from our overview of Brixton Village and Market Row (MTN April 2015, issue 180) http://markettradenews.com/londonsbrixton-village-and-market-row/, Kirsty Flatt went to visit Market Operations Manager, Rachid Ghailane and Geraud Markets UK Area Manager, David Palmer- Barnes to hear about the exciting opportunity that the restaurant and café…

Charity begins at Rugeley Rugeley is a historic market town, situated in Staffordshire’s Cannock Chase district and was considered in 1834 to be ‘the largest and handsomest market town in the Cuttlestone hundred’, although research suggests it was one of only two. It has always been an industrial town and was a centre for deep…

Market helps renaissance town Swadlincote in South Derbyshire may well have been known for its coal pits and potteries in days gone by, but it is now increasingly becoming renowned as a market town. South east of Burton-upon- Trent and North West of Ashby-dela- Zouch, the town has gone through somewhat of a renaissance in…

It has been well recorded that Grimsby has been part of a regeneration programme and the town’s Freeman Street has been a major part of that project. Sean McGarel has been the Development Manager at Freeman Street Indoor Market for eight years having once traded there himself; his Great grandfather, grandparents and parents before him…

Chester market has traded for over 100 years and was located next to the iconic Town Hall building in Northgate Street before moving into the Chester Indoor Market in 1967, with 100 stalls. Many of the Chester Market traders through the years have passed their businesses on to family members when they have retired, meaning…

The Staffordshire Moorlands is predominantly a rural district of 222 square miles and boasts beautiful landscapes, miles of public footpaths and stunning views.  Approximately one third of the district is within the Peak National Park, making it an ideal tourist destination. The market town of Leek is the largest town located in the centre of…