- 1 January 2017
What a year 2016 was; while the world seemed to be going through a rollercoaster of emotions, here in the markets we just seemed to be going from strength to strength!
In the past 12 months we have strived to set ourselves aside from other markets and retailers in the country; we have a markets roadshow for our traders, we host a monthly antiques market, launched an Instagram page, and created a naked calendar featuring some our more daring traders. We want to ensure that The Moor Market is not just perceived as a just as low budget retailer to get your fruit and veg, but an actual shopping experience, a modern market full off diverse traders with expertise and a safe environment that feels like a community for any walk of life.
Our focus this year was making sure the markets retained its strong sense of community. It’s important that our market belongs to the community and is deeply rooted in the idea of Sheffield. Our events are targeted at Sheffield people! We listen to our customers and what they expect from us and tailor everything we do to suit their needs and wants. The Tea Dance we host every month for the lonely and isolated people of Sheffield is a prime example of this as it was requested by customers and has gone on to be a huge success, attended not only be lonely and isolated people, but a lot of our regular customers.
We have partnered with many organisations in Sheffield to put on fun, informative and unique events in Sheffield. The Antiques Quarter have been helping us put on a fabulous vintage market every month in some of our empty units. The vintage market has brought in a completely new clientele to the market which has not only diversified our market even further, but brought a whole new realm of opportunities for our existing traders. Also, we’ve been working closely with Sheffield University to give our customers fun, informative, and free festivals here in our entertainments/events space. The Festivals have been based around science and social situations. To date we’ve hosted three festivals and each one has had amazing feedback from customers and traders alike. We are always looking for new ways to partner with Sheffield organisations to bring awareness to all the amazing things that are happening in the city.
We want to carry on our success story in the New Year by putting on more events in the markets that are unique to us, retaining our amazing set of traders and adding a few more to the list! The Moor Market is on the start of a long journey in an up-and-coming part of the city with something to offer everyone, there’s really no other market like ours, but we are a little biased! #LOVEYOURMOORMARKET
P.S 2016 wasn’t all doom and gloom.