Our Findings

Case studies

Drs Paul Waley, Myfanwy Taylor, Sara González, Andy Newing, Lisa Buckner and Rosie Wilkinson. This report provides a wide range of new evidence to show how Bury Market successfully fulfils an important role in providing affordable and high quality food and a range of other goods, as well as serving as a supportive and welcoming community asset, in particular for the elderly and lower-income residents of Bury.
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Drs Sara González, Myfanwy Taylor, Andy Newing, Lisa Buckner and Rosie Wilkinson. This report demonstrates the importance and success of Grainger Market as an affordable and quality fresh food market and a welcoming and supportive community asset, particularly benefitting elderly and low-income groups in Newcastle.
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Drs Myfanwy Taylor, Sophie Watson, Sara González, Lisa Buckner, Andy Newing and Rosie Wilkinson. This report demonstrates the importance and success of Queen’s Market as a specialist, affordable food and textiles market, and a welcoming and supportive community asset serving migrant and ethnically diverse communities in Newham, east London, and beyond.
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Toolkits and guides

An in-depth survey to ascertain customers' views about the community value of their market.
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A handbook on best practice for market operators. Coming soon...
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A practical handbook for traders and community groups. Coming soon...
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Data

The first dataset to provide the opportunity to investigate and analyse, both qualitatively and quantitatively, the community value of Traditional Retail Markets (TRM) in the UK. Interview, workshop, focus group transcripts, and survey data provide insights into how TRM stakeholders, experts, and users conceive the functions and values of the UK market sector.

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Articles and presentations

Bua, A, Taylor, M and González, S (2018a) Measuring the Value of Traditional Retail Markets: Towards a Holistic Approach https://neweconomics.org/uploads/files/retail-markets.pdf

Bua, A, Taylor, M and González, S (2018b) One-page summary of Bua, Taylor and González 2018a.

González, S, Taylor, M, Newing, A, Buckner, L and Wilkinson, R (2020) The community value of Newcastle-upon-Tyne’s Grainger Market: Presentation of emerging findings to key stakeholders, 10th December 2019.

Taylor, M (2021) New evidence for the community value of markets: Presentation to NABMA London and South Conference, Friday 30 July 2021.

Taylor, M, González, S and Northrop, F (2019) Building Community Markets. Published in STIR magazine, no.26, Summer 2019 https://www.stirtoaction.com/article/building-community-markets

Taylor, M, Watson, S, González, S, Newing, A, Buckner, L and Wilkinson, R (2020) The community value of Queen’s Market, Newham: Presentation of emerging findings to key stakeholders, 13th February 2020.

Waley, P, Taylor, M, González, S, Newing, A, Buckner, L and Wilkinson, R (2020) The community value of Bury Market: Presentation of emerging findings to key stakeholders, 12th February 2020.