Fairs Fair in Bear Street will cease trading on Thursday, May 31, with owners Helen and Roger Durrant deciding to call it a day. The shop, which opened in 2004, has stocked fair trade products and produce. Staffed by volunteers, profits from the shop have been given to projects which encourage sustainable growth in developing countries. Its the right time to go - I dont think retail is getting any better and we are not getting any younger, said Helen. Were in our 70s now and I think for economic reasons people arent coming in, which makes it not viable when it comes to having staff here. Weve done it for 14 years and we are looking forward to a bit of free time but we have loved it. We like to think its been more than just a shop for people - its been somewhere people can have a cup of coffee, and weve held events and had speakers and visitors from the developing world from projects weve supported. Helen estimated more than 50 volunteers had helped out at Fairs Fair since it opened in 2004. The shop was named the best Fairtrade retailer in the South West in 2016 at the South West Fairtrade Business Awards.