Monthly Archives: July 2012

First BIG Saturday Market THIS weekend – July 7th!

It’s Official! BIG Markets are a Regular Fixture in Rasen!

LAUNCHED THIS SATURDAY FROM MR BIG at the MARKET – Kids sizes age 4-11 (£7) adults S-XXL (£10) on sale in the market place this Saturday along with LOVE Market Rasen shopping bags and brollies. Buy one and use/wear when you shop in the future to access local offers and promotions.

MR BIG promised that they would put the market back into Market Rasen and this Saturday will see the official first monthly market hit the town.

With around 30 stalls the market will be 10 times bigger than the current weekly Saturday market with a mixture of local food producers and craft workers showing their products.

Jackie Smith, BIG Market Director, said “Mary told us to aim BIG and we certainly are. In addition to a bigger selection of stalls there will be a dedicated cafe area under the auction shed, a short term Kids Club at the Festival Hall, entertainment, plus a new layout which will make the market a place people can spend some time. Our aim is to make it a real community space.”

MR BIG will also be operating a stall selling its own range of products. Sara Scott, responsible for BIG marketing said “There is a great buzz about the town and people want to do their bit. Our T-Shirts, mugs, umbrellas and shopping bags will help people spread the word far and wide. People have already been spotted in the T-Shirts and we hope the whole town will be wearing them by next Saturday and beyond!”

Sandra, Bridget and Maxine get shirty showing their love for their market town in Market Rasen Pet Centre.

Traders on the high street are also supporting the market, creating offers that can be taken up by customers on the day. Ken Greenwood, MR BIG’s Trader Liaison director, said “putting the market at the centre of the community is vital for the high street’s long term health.”

Ken from Rasen Hardware and DIY,  newly appointed MR BIG’s Trader Liaison Director

But Market offers are just the start. Traders are being encouraged to make regular offers to customers showing their support by shopping with MR BIG bags, or wearing their BIG t-shirts. The central idea is one of Mary Portas’ own – to encourage people to shop locally and in doing so, play their part in High Street revitalisation.

Thumbs up from Wendy at Blue River Jewellery

Show your support at any of the BIG markets, that will be held on the first Saturday of every month between now and Christmas. (With the exception of August when MR BIG will be supporting the planned Open Gardens and Summer Market, organised by the Rotary Club). And don’t forget to pick up a t-shirt or a shopping bag to entitle you to future discounts.

The ladies at Footprints looking for more footfall on Saturday – any profit on Love Market Rasen merchandise goes back into making future markets even BIGGER!

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