Sheffield’s markets have a new home together for the first time in their 700-year history – on the internet.
A new website has been set up to showcase the city’s independent traders, from those at The Moor, Crystal Peaks Shopping Center in Waterthorpe and outdoor sites to more specialist shopping experiences.
It features profiles of businessmen – such as Sarah Fashion in The Moor Market – and also details of the stalls which can be found at a certain spot.
Recipes using ingredients found in the markets and details of how to become a trader, as well as more information on the wholesale market, are also included.
Council staff gathered the content for the website and it was made by an external company.
It comes as statistics suggested almost a third of people in Sheffield think local businesses which don’t have a website are out of date.
Internet firm Nominet, which carried out the research, said 15 per cent of people would consider visiting a rival shop if a local store did not have a web presence.
The study, carried out with 134 people, took place to mark Small Business Saturday, an initiative encouraging people to shop at independent traders.