Ten reasons why shopping small is shopping clever
can control the quantities so that you only buy what you need.
can check the quality of the produce because you are controlling the quantity.
are supporting a person, rather than some faceless corporation.
is no bumping of trolleys and stupid music playing loudly.
you buy locally, you support your own community.
local businesses are better for the environment because they tend to source their goods locally rather than trucking them in.
businesses often support other small businesses.
businesses stock unique goods you can’t find in the big shops. Also, you can buy what you want, not what someone wants you to.
good for your wallet because a marketplace with thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long term.
like the Cheers song says:
“Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name;
“And they’re always glad you came;
“You want to be where you can see our troubles are all the same;
“You want to be where everybody knows your name.”