Sunday 4 June 2017

Heard Under The Sheds – 3/6/2017

Market Responds To Terrorist Activity
The horrific experience of a terrorist attack in London overnight might have happened thousands of kilometres away but the location, a public market, brings the event to our doorstep. We understand that QVM management responded this morning by seeking local terrorism advice, increasing our own security presence, and briefing Market Officers and TRC Representatives. The official advice was – “At this stage there is no direct threat to Australia and therefore no increase to our current threat level.”

New POD Tenant
Henry has taken over the POD in C Shed and looks forward to working his way through the new display options. Henry has experience with alternative retail displays. He expressed some concern at the number of empty stalls surrounding the POD last Sunday.

Tough Times.
Business levels are a constant source of discussion between traders and this week was no exception. A split AFL round and no football in Melbourne on Friday night probably did explain the smaller crowds but complaints about poor business were widespread. We understand that two more traders left the market over the last week.

Not Enough Comments From Females
Trader input is the lifeblood of websites like Victraders and every article we publish is inspired by traders through their comments either formally or in conversation. We received one complaint this week that most of the comments on Victraders come from male traders and it was time the imbalance was addressed. We agree, and comments are most welcome from all traders, their partners, and workers.