Independent Retailer Month 2014
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. In the menu above you'll find a simple search tool, enter your town name or postcode, click 'search' and we will present you with a list of all the local Independent Shops registered with us to help YOU make the choice to shop with them and support your local small businesses.
In case you are wondering what 'Independent Retailer Month' is all about, it's a nationwide celebration of independent retail throughout July. The purpose is to encourage shoppers, like you, to explore your local, independent traders, invest in your local community and to make it a thoroughly enjoyable experience! You can find out about what's happening near you by visiting Independent Retailer Month 2014 - UK Events.
Support Your Local Community
As you may know, buying from an Independent business typically guarantees you a more unique, personal experience. What you may not realise is that, on average, 50p - 70p of every pound you spend in a local independent shop goes back into your local community, whereas with the corporate multiples this figure is only around 5p.
If you are looking for a bit of indulgence at this celebratory time of year, if you are seeking more unusual gifts, unique outfits, delicious treats or special social occasions, then you'll be bound to find what you want when you explore your local independents and can support your local community at the same time.
What is Independent Retailer Month?
Since its UK Launch in July 2011, Independent Retailer Month, which runs throughout July, has grown rapidly, engaging 1000s of retailers and consumer-facing businesses UK-wide. It highlights the important role that smaller, independent retailers play in the communities they serve, the local economy they contribute to, and in the retail sector as a whole.
By encouraging independent retailers, groups of retailers, and even whole towns to create fun and engaging promotions, activities and events during the month of July, the campaign succeeds in tackling the very real issue of declining footfall in towns and village centres.
Independent Retailer Month UK is led by Clare Rayner, The Retail Champion, who is founder of the year-round 'Support for Independent Retail' campaign. To find our more visit Support for Independent Retail campaign
Look Out For Our Posters
Our Independent Retailer Month posters will be on display in participating retailers throughout July. Make sure you pop in to find out what promotions, activities and events the businesses in your community are planning to ensure July is a fun and exciting celebration of the independent retailers in your area.
Whatever they offer, each of them is an independent business that needs your support this July and all year round if they are to continue to provide customers who visit your town with a unique shopping experience, individual and attentive service, and a variety of products that you may well not be able to find elsewhere.
If these are things you value then make sure you support your local, independent traders throughout July. If you enjoy exploring your local independent retailers, why not also make the Indie Retail pledge...
Suggest Independent Retailer Month To Your Local Shops
Do you know an independent retailer who could benefit by taking part in Independent Retailer Month?
Let them know about how they can get support from their local community by joining the campaign. Full details can be found via Independent Retailer Month.