15 October 2019

Media release

Local Bundaberg businesses have an opportunity to demonstrate their talent and skills at Stockland Bundaberg’s newest monthly artisan pop-up markets.

The monthly markets located in the centre next to Gloria Jeans are designed to help local artisans share their handmade goods and work on growing their small businesses.

Paul Davis, Centre Manager at Stockland Bundaberg, said: "It’s a wonderful opportunity to support local talent in our community. We want to create spaces that bring people together in a new and positive way.

“Our team recognised that there was an appetite in the community for more locally handmade products, so we brought the marketplace concept in-centre which has offered ease and convenience to our customers, and of course, provided a reliable place out of which businesses can operate.”

Mr Davis continued: “The markets give customers and small business owners alike a chance to connect over some of Bundaberg’s most loved artisan brands, as well as provide customers with access to items that are unique, handmade and hard to come by elsewhere.”

Sharon Grimsey, owner of Aromatica Bargara and coordinator of the Stockland Bundaberg pop-up markets, said that it’s an exciting opportunity to be able to offer local creatives a space to showcase and sell their works.

“There is so much local talent here in Bundaberg and these monthly pop-up markets at Stockland Bundaberg gives us a chance to reach customers that we otherwise might not be able to.

“The vendors love the markets too because it’s a chance to connect with current and prospective customers and receive valuable feedback on how to improve their businesses.”

The next markets will be held on Thursday 24 October from 9am to 7.30pm, Friday 25 October from 9am to 5.30pm, and Saturday 26 October from 9am to 4pm.* The vendors rotate each month, so customers will have a new experience each time they visit.

The October markets will offer products from vendors such as Aromatica Bargara, Total Pet Treats and Welcome Creek Design.

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