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How do traditional retail (street/food) markets benefit you and your community?

  • They offer a place where people feel they belong! A home away from home…
  • They offer all consumers of all ages and types easy access to affordable, often locally produced food, that is mostly fresh, healthy, diverse and ethnically varied;
  • They offer increased employment and a stronger local economy by being important employment generators and small-business “incubators” that offer business start-up opportunities;
  • They provide support for the most vulnerable in our communities like the elderly, the poor, the otherwise excluded;
  • The support better public health though increased fruit and vegetable consumption – and by promoting healthy-eating programmes as well as other local initiatives);
  • They support community culture like arts, craft and entertainers, they help to increase tourism, and they are usually a strong part of the community and national cultural heritage;
  • They are a fun way to promote community and ethnic cohesion among peoples of all race and religion, and they often offer an educational forum for adults and children;
  • They offer a cleaner and safer local environment by reducing waste, excessive packaging, and keeping the main town areas and streets populated, etc.);
  • They are effective tools for urban regeneration and rural connectivity;
  • They support local producers, manufacturing and agriculture and traditional products which might otherwise disappear;
  • They make our towns, villages and cities come alive, more fun, and much more attractive to live in!

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Become the WUWM Young Photographer of the Year and Win US$1,500

Are you under 26 years of age? Can you take a decent picture? Do you like food markets? Send us your pictures and you may win one of many cash prizes??! This WUWM-CIRPS competition aims to draw the attention of young people to the role of wholesale and public retail food markets in improving the availability […]

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LYLM In Rome, Italy

The link between CAR (wholesale market) and retail market of Testaccio The operative link between the wholesale fresh food market of Rome (built along via Ostiense in 1922 with the official definition of “Mercati generali”) and the street retail market of Testaccio has an old story and a very similar modernization, because the old site […]

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Welcome USA to LYLM 2015!

WUWM welcomes City Market, Kansas City, Missouri, USA to LYLM 2015!!! Website: www.thecitymarket.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheCityMarketKansasCity Twitter:  twitter.com/TheCityMarketKC More information on their activities is shortly to follow! Watch this space!

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LYLM in Florence, Italy

Please see the flyer of the Free tasting of saffron ice-cream at Centrale San Lorenzo  Market in Florence, Italy.  

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LYLM in Barcelona, Spain

Check out the 2015 LYLM Video from Barcelona Markets! Estima el teu mercat 2015 from MercatsBCN on Vimeo. For 2015 seventy-one activities are planned in Barcelona Markets such as, several food tasting nights, tapas competitions, cooking workshops for schools, thirteen activities related to health promotion (flash mobs “mercat cardio protegit” (cardiology protected market), healthy juice […]

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International LYLM 2015 Launched!

The international launch of the ‘Love Your Local Market’ LYLM 2015 campaign was held in Lambeth Town Hall in London, UK on 30 April and was followed by a visit to Brixton Market. The launch saw the participation of six European countries: UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden and Ireland. Representatives signed a WUWM Memorandum of […]

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LYLM Market in Germany

Europe celebrates its markets 15 to 31 May 2015; 2 weeks of festivities at 2,000 street markets, market halls and wholesale markets in 16 countries For the first time, 60 street markets and market halls in 12 regions of Germany will be joining the European “Love your local market” campaign which runs from 15 to […]

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LYLM in Greece

Keen to participate in LYLM 2015 in Greece? The Greek website for ‘Love Your Local Market (LYLM)’ is: http://www.loveyourlocalmarket.gr/ and a link also with the Central Market website: www.okaa.gr Instagram: lylmgreece (#lylm2015) Facebook: facebook.com/okaa.gr LYLM 2015 PROMOTIONAL ACTIONS: outdoor radio spots Markets and Fisheries branding merchandising (t-shirts, jockey cap, bags, silicon bracelets) press releases (pre-publicity, […]

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LYLM in Sweden

The Real Estate Administration of the City of Stockholm has a food assignment to increase and maintain the quality of the food that is sold in our markets. The products should be both produced and delivered to the end consumer in a sustainable way. One way of doing this is for us to join the […]

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Take part in the 2015 ‘Love Your Local Market’ Campaign…

We currently have over 2,000 retail and wholesale markets from 16 countries participating in the international ‘Love Your Local Market’ (LYLM) 2015, taking place all over the world this May. Participating countries currently include: UK, France, Germany, Spain, Holland, Poland, Italy, Ireland, Greece, Finland, Sweden, Hungary, Hong Kong, China, and the USA! If you have […]

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