Thursday 16 August 2012

A Rare Sight In Our Market

Reports from the market this morning that a number of management representatives, including our CEO Jennifer Hibbs, did the rounds of the market and conversed with traders. This is a rare occurrence. In the Market Interviews posted on this website, we often ask the question “What would you do if you were CEO for a day?” The most common response from traders is “I would walk the market and talk to traders.”

So, for many traders, this is a welcome event. In fact, if it is not a "one off" occurrenceit must be seen as a positive for more open communication between management and traders. Of course the real problems in our market won’t be solved just by walking and talking. Serious issues like tourism focus, trading costs, inflexible license arrangements, and many others, will require positive action.

We look forward to that positive action.

17/08/2012 15:07:32 Rare sighting "Would the Rare sightings have anything to do with the fact this has occured over the past two weeks  after the( dare I say it Night Market on the previous evenings)" JillianR     
 17/08/2012 22:44:18  "I too was pleasantly surprised when I saw Jenny and her crew walking around early on Thur morn.
I hope this is just the beginning of her, seeing what is happening ""out there"" wjth us on the ""ground". The Market really  needs a boost of people,but the ""PR"" people need a real kick in the tush!.Cos for me,of 30 odd years here, they are not dong their job!! There is no loyalty of the customer,if they can get a beta deal elsewhere they  will!
I believe the ""PR"" people have to do the leg work and find a way to attract the customer back!!Hence,PARKING,when and how long will it take for the office to act upon advice given by the stallholders who are on the ""ground" and really hurting!?!
Come on Jenny give us a free day !!EG; Fathers Day is coming,make this a free Sunday and get some families spending with us!!"
 Rosalie Rockman