Tuesday, 16 February 2016
More On Our Market's Future
QVMAC Trader Representative, Stephen McLennan, has entered the debate on the future of our market with a strong defense of casual traders and some wise advice on adjusting for the future. The original comment that started this debate can be found here - - http://www.victraders.com/2016/02/traders-comment-on-market-future.html
15/02/2016 22:49:49 Markets Future "Not sure were to begin in response here but getting rid of the casual traders is not an option.If the Market is considered to be an incubator for small business what better place to start and become the future of the Market.Most of them have terrific stall presentation , nice banners & signage and products that are not repeated ad nauseam and they are young keen and hungry to make their business work with good customer service which is exactly what customers are craving for us to provide.
Traders should all be striving to improve their businesses in all aspects including personal presentation . This is what todays customers are seeing now and they obviously do not like it.
The renewal process will take some 10 years to complete so if traders do not help themselves along the way or are expecting a handout on completion the only difference will be that the stall holder is 10 years older.
Reducing the size of the Market is a contentious issue but business will have to improve markedly to generate the same rent revenue amongst fewer traders for Management or council.
I would like to hear opinions from other traders on this topic."
Stephen McLennan ( Frustrated Trader Representative ).
Have Your Say - click here.
17/02/2016 12:12:07 market future "Yes I agree that A & B sheds look like a desolate eyesore
that customers only use to go to the toilet or ATM and that is a huge problem area but even if
the Market was made smaller without casual traders to fill the gaps when traders go on there
8 weeks leave we would still have many empty stalls and that won't look good either. Do not blame the casuals blame the 60% of traders in denial who are happy with how the
Market is .There's a real problem"
Thanks for your input - Ed.