MARKET TRADER, MAY 10 - 23, 2019


NORTHAMPTONSHIRE: Fake fragrances seized

Fake per fumes and af tershaves were confiscated from sellers in Northampton town centre recently. Nor thampton Borough Counc i l

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Environmental Enforcement Officers assisted in the detainment of three men selling the counterfeit products in the town’s Abington

Street, until police officers arrived to confiscate the items. Members of the public are advised to avoid these products as they are likely

to be fake and could cause a health risk, and are instead urged to inform Trading Standards or the police. Cllr Mike Hallam said: “Our enforcement officers did a great job assisting the police

to tackle these sellers and they work hard with partners, including the police, to keep our streets safe and clean.”


Greengrocer will address the Government

Warrington Market fruit and veg trader Robert Leicester will address the Houses of Parliament this month on the current state of market trading and what the Government can do in order to boost small businesses. It is the latest accolade for the 20 year-old, who last year was named Young Trader

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of the Year by the National Market Traders Federation. He told local media: “This is an amazing opportunity for me, and I can’t wait to get

down there and get my views and opinions across. “Since becoming an ambassador for the youth of market traders through the UK,

I’ve found myself driven with responsibility to help, encourage and hopefully inspire young people like myself in their early years of trading however I can.”

GREATER MANCHESTER: Bigger premises for wholesaler

Clearance King, one of the UK’s largest wholesale suppliers, has acquired significantly larger premises in Stockport to cater for record demand from its retail customers including online sellers, market traders and shop owners. The purchase has been supported by significant funding from Santander Business

Banking, which includes a commercial mortgage, and a VAT Deferment Loan to free up cash to help renovate the new building. Clearance King, which specialises in supplying value retailers with low-cost goods, saw

substantial growth in 2018 and the new premises will allow the business to accommodate this expansion. A family run business trading for over 60 years, the firm has grown into one of the most

successful pound shop and pound line wholesale suppliers in Europe, and the largest such business in Manchester.


Shutters go down on jewellery stalll

Norman Pitt has run Jewels & Gems at Accrington Market Hall for seven years after taking over the reins from former owner Ron Hall, but he closed the business at the end of April, just three weeks after his wife, Janet, closed her shoe stall at the same market. Norman, a North West trader for 50 years, told local media: “There has been a lot of

changes in recent years but moving the bus station has killed the market. Footfall has gone to zero. “We can’t afford to stay here now. My wife was the same and she had been here for

five or six years. “I used to get a lot of older customers who would pop in off the bus. When the bus station moved they told me that it was too far to walk and they won’t come.”

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