Sunday, June 29, 2014

Shop your locally owned stores!

Lets Celebrate Independent Retailers!!

Independent Retailer Month dedicates July to celebrate independent retailers across the country.

Independent Retailer Month encourages consumers to shop at independent retailers; highlighting their positive social and economic impact – local, nationally and globally.

Independent retailers are the backbone of our communities, the mom and pop shops adding diversity along the main street and the family-owned businesses where we come together to live, work, and play.

Whether you promote your independent retailer business, pledge to shop at independent retailers or rally your community to support the local independent retailers we welcome you to celebrate.

We encourage people to support and shop independent retail year around and use July as a time to unite as a celebration for the independent retailers across our country and in our local communities that help build our economy.

A dollar spent at an independent retailer is usually spent 6 to 15 times before it leaves the community. From $1, you create $5 to $14 in value within that community. Shopping with an independent retailer supports local traders, their suppliers and the people they depend on to run their businesses. Buying from an independent retailer boosts your local economy, rebuilding confidence in the community, enabling local businesses to prosper and grow.

When you spend $1 at a national chain store, 80% of the money leaves town immediately. When you shop with your local independent retailers you are doing your bit to keep your community ‘open for business’.

We look forward to celebrating independent retailers month with you!