5 successful businesses that began as market stalls

5. Grainger Games

Grainger Games began as a stall selling computer games at Grainger Market in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

The company was incorporated in 2001 and began opening stores across the northeast.

Given the difficulty experienced by competitors Game and HMV, which have both gone into administration recently, you might expect Grainger to have struggled during the recession.

However the company has continued to post growing revenue figures, open new stores and take on employees. In 2012 Grainger opened its 68th store, had nearly 400 employees and a turnover of more than £40m.

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