Measure Economic Performance

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:

  1. Analysis of market footfall

  2. Survey of Market Customers

  3. Depth Interviews with Market Traders

  4. Interview with Market Manager or Markets Office

 Click the links below to download comprehensive reports about each market (all PDF, around 2MB):

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):

Market operators can contact NABMA for further information and advice on measuring economic performance. NABMA can be contacted by telephone on 01691 680713 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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