Sunday, 15 October 2017

Heard Under The Sheds – 15/10/2017

Summer Night Market – emails to successful day traders have gone out for this year’s Summer Night Market and there are some happy new participants. The Night Market organisers appear to have made every effort to accommodate suitable day traders into the mix. As traders look for alternative sources of income opportunities like the night market become more important.

Alternative Sources Of Income – speaking of alternative sources of income, one of our Trader Representatives has emphasised the need for traders to think outside the square when it comes to surviving the current retail recession. She points out that traders need to use their inherent entrepreneurial skills and the advantages of small business flexibility to survive these tough times.

Theft – reports of stock theft from a trader’s storage box this week. The trader wasn’t quite sure how to address the issue but has been advised to always contact their Category Manager for any serious matter.

Aussie Made Videos – apparently the video about trader, David Kiper, and his Catcher Coats business, has over 20,000 views on social media.

Sameness – a young professional couple who hadn’t visited the day market for many years commented to a trader that they found every aisle in the top end to be very similar.

Best Wishes To Fabian – Fabian, who is well known to traders from delivering food and drinks from Josies Café has ended up in hospital after an industrial accident but is progressing well. Plenty of traders want to pass on their best wishes to Fabian.

Guru Pete Does It Again – Pete’s weekly racing tip came up trumps this week when he picked the winner of the world’s richest turf race, The Everest,  in Sydney on Saturday. Expect that chest to be puffed out even further.

Going To The Top - One trader who visited the Engagement Hub on Friday to see the new underground plans was pleased to get to speak to CoM Design Chief, Rob Adams although he feels his question may not have been all that welcome. He asked why every fruit & vegetable trader didn't have a lift close by. Of course the proposed lifts are a lot closer than Franklin Street stores but we can always seek perfection.

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