Consumers are increasingly going to the market. It is a real success.
They are often lively, colorful, they have been around for a very long time and their success is undeniable. In Lyon (Rhône), market turnover has increased by 30% over five years. Behind the stalls, it is good to be a trader. “Business is going very well”, explains a woman behind her stand. In Lyon, consumers do more than 10% of their food shopping in the markets.
Certain markets delegated to private companies
The fifty markets in Lyon are managed directly by the town hall. On the outskirts, the markets have often been delegated to a private company. This is the case in Décines, in the suburbs of Lyon. Majid Benkheira is an usher and stage manager for the Géraud group. It collects fees from traders. Its job is to manage the locations, competition and diversity of businesses.