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Nothing compares to the knowledge and range offered by the shopkeepers in your local high street.
And there are a number of reasons why it is better to shop local.
From the knowledge and expertise high street shopkeepers have to the relief of avoiding waiting at home for internet deliveries and the chance to try before you buy, shopping in your home town is often the best option for the modern day consumer.
Research on spending by local authorities shows that for every £1 spent with a small or medium-sized business 63 pence stays in the local economy, compared to 40p with a larger business. So you can help do your bit. It is the ethical choice Buying out-of-season produce, like strawberries in December, lowers your eco-credentials. When you shop at local butchers, bakers, farm shops and green grocers, it is likely that a decent percentage of the produce has had a short field-to-fork journey. Along with supporting local farmers, it means the food is likely to contain more nutrients and have less packaging. So that is eco-shopping at its best. There are one-off gifts to be found Independent shops often stock items which are made locally and are not available elsewhere. Buy a dress by an up an coming designer and there is little chance of turning up to the office Christmas party wearing the same as someone else. You can be truly unique. You will be supporting British entrepreneurs
Shopping local and helping to foster the talents of the next generation British designers and retailers is a boost to your community. You can help build communities Bookshops, cafes and craft shops often drum up custom by hosting events, from book groups to knitting clubs and children’s events. If the businesses are not supported, the local groups tend to disappear too.
You can rely on the independent retailer
Local bakers throw in extra bagels for regulars; grocers give informal discounts.
Independent retailers can use their discretion to reward regular custom, and it can mean you get discounts on the items you actually want to buy, rather than being tempted by multi-buy offers in the big chains. You can often try before you buy It’s easy to waste money on products you end up not actually liking. But shop locally and your expert independent retailer can advise you and even let you sample what they are selling.
So support your town’s high Street today and shop local.
like strawberries in December lowers your eco-credentials
All you need as well as foodstuffs there are a lot of specialised shops selling a full range of wares