Sunday 20 April 2014

Action Needed Says Trader

“I’m worried about our market”............. said a long standing trader as he recounted his experience on Thursday this week. He had finished packing at the market and headed down into Elizabeth St. to meet a family friend and was staggered by the crowds of shoppers loaded up with bags from the likes of H&M, Uniglo, and Muji.

His concern related to the amount of business being sucked up by these new retail players, but also the huge volumes of customers on the streets three hours after we had closed our market. He commented – “Traders and management need to do something about this.”