In 2015, ROI Team was commissioned by NABMA and the Department for Communities and Local Government to evaluate the economic contribution of traditional retail markets.
Part of the work was to carry out in-depth research at six traditional retail markets across the UK. At each of these markets, economic performance was measured using four methods:
Analysis of market footfall
Survey of Market Customers
Depth Interviews with Market Traders
Interview with Market Manager or Markets Office
Click the links below to download comprehensive reports about each market (all PDF, around 2MB):
Ashton under Lyne, Tameside Metrpolitan Borough Council
Keswick, Allerdale Borough Council
Poulton le Fylde, Wyre Council
Market Harborough, Harborough District Council
Kingston Ancient Market, Kingston First
Plymouth, Plymouth City Council
Every traditional retail market in the UK should be able to demonstrate its economic value to the communities that it serves.
NABMA and the NMTF encourage market operators to carry out their own economic assessment using the templates below (all PDF, around 1.2MB):
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Mission For Markets is a campaign run jointly by NABMA and NMTF