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A marketplace is the space, actual or metaphorical, in which a market operates. The term is also used in a trademark law context to denote the actual consumer environment, ie. the 'real world' in which products and services are provided and consumed. A market is, as defined in economics, a social arrangement that allows buyers and sellers to discover information and carry out a voluntary exchange. ... A trademark or trade mark[1] is a distinctive sign of some kind which is used by a business to uniquely identify itself and its products and services to consumers, and to distinguish the business and its products or services from those of other businesses. ... The stela of King Hammurabi depicts the god Shamash revealing a code of laws to the king. ...


Marketplaces and street markets

A market in conflict-affected Uganda
Street markets such as this one in Rue Mouffetard, Paris are still common in France. Resellers and farmers sell fruits and vegetables, but also meat and fish, and other produce.
Street markets such as this one in Rue Mouffetard, Paris are still common in France. Resellers and farmers sell fruits and vegetables, but also meat and fish, and other produce.

A marketplace is a location where goods and services are exchanged. The traditional market square is a city square where traders set up stalls and buyers browse the merchandise. This kind of market is very old, and countless such markets are still in operation around the whole world. From http://www. ... From http://www. ... Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 2334 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 2334 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Rue Mouffetard is a street in the Ve arrondissement of Paris, France. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) Administration Subdivisions 20 arrondissements Département Paris (75) Région ÃŽle-de-France Mayor Bertrand Delanoë (PS) City (commune) Characteristics Land Area 86. ... The Market square (or sometimes the market place) is a feature of many British and other European towns. ... Night view of Taipei City. ... In the United States, a town square is an area in the middle of a traditional town consisting of a park or plaza and surrounded by small shops. ...

  • In the USA such markets fell out of favor, but renewed interest in local food has caused the reinvention of this type of market, called farmers' markets, in many towns and cities.
  • In continental Europe, especially in France, street markets, as well as "marketplaces" (covered places where merchants have stalls, but not entire stores) are commonplace. Both resellers and producers sell their wares to the public.
  • Markets are often temporary, with stalls only present for one or two days a week ("market days"), however some (such as Camden Market in London, UK) are open every day of the week. Such markets are normally specialist—the various stalls of Camden Market, along with the shops associated with it, sell a variety of alternative lifestyle products ranging from clothes and jewellery to CDs, instruments and furniture. An example of a large market is Chatuchak weekend market in Bangkok.
  • Some large markets have become permanent institutions comparable to shopping malls. One example is the huge Seventh-Kilometer Market near Odessa, Ukraine.

The Roman term for market, still in use in a related sense, is forum. The modern shopping mall can be seen as an extension of this concept. Local food (also regional food) is a principle of sustainability relying on consumption of food products that are locally grown. ... A farmers market near the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. ... World map showing Europe Political map Europe is one of the seven traditional continents of Earth; the term continent here referring to a cultural and political distinction, rather than a physiographic one, thus leading to various perspectives about Europes precise borders. ... Camden Lock market Camden Market is a major youth focused market or shopping district in Camden Town, and the largest shopping area of its type in London, England. ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and of the United Kingdom. ... Chatuchak (or Jatujak; Thai: จตุจักร) weekend market in Bangkok is the largest market in Thailand, and quite possibly the world. ... The Bangkok Skytrain at sunset on Thanon Narathiwat Ratcha Nakharin with Empire Tower at the back. ... The King of Prussia Mall, one of the largest in the world, located in Pennsylvania, United States For the traditional meaning of the word mall, see pedestrian street or promenade. ... The Seventh-Kilometer Market (Russian: , Promrynok 7oi Kilometr), informally known as Tolchok (Russian: to hit, to shove), is an outdoor market outside of Odessa, Ukraine. ... For other uses, see Odessa (disambiguation). ... The King of Prussia Mall, one of the largest in the world, located in Pennsylvania, United States For the traditional meaning of the word mall, see pedestrian street or promenade. ...


Wholesale markets

A wholesale market is a market which primarily sells to traders such as caterers and small shopkeepers, rather than to members of the public, although members of the public are not necessarily excluded. London, England has several centuries old wholesale markets such as Smithfield Market and Billingsgate Fish Market. London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and of the United Kingdom. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan AD927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi   - Water (%) Population... Smithfield is an area in the north-west part of the City of London (which is itself the historic core of a much larger London). ... Situated now in East London, Billingsgate Fish Market is the United Kingdoms largest inland fish market. ...


See also

Market in Barcelona, Spain
Market in Barcelona, Spain

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Marketplace - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (401 words)
A marketplace is the space, actual or metaphorical, in which a market operates.
In the USA such markets fell out of favor, but renewed interest in local food has caused the reinvention of this type of market, called farmers' markets, in many towns and cities.
In continental Europe, especially in France, street markets, as well as "marketplaces" (covered places where merchants have stalls, but not entire stores) are commonplace.
Marketplace (radio program) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (256 words)
Marketplace is a radio program that focuses on business, the economy, and events that influence them.
The show is produced and distributed by American Public Media, the broadcast arm of Minnesota Public Radio, in association with the University of Southern California.
On October 4, 2005 Marketplace released a freely available weekly podcast Marketplace Takeout that "collects the best of Marketplace, Marketplace Morning Report and Marketplace Money." It is released each Friday afternoon.
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