What is “Shop Local”? You may have already heard of the “Shop Local” movement. Essentially, it encourages consumers to spend more money in local, independent businesses in order to support their local community.
Why Shop Local?
Above all else, shopping locally keeps the economy within your community healthy and strong, but there are many benefits to the “Shop Local” movement.
Keeping money in the community
When you shop in a local, independent store, you can be certain that the money you spend will be kept within the community. With larger chains, on the other hand, the money tends to find its way back to the company’s head office, or even overseas, with very little investment back into the communities in which the company has its chains.
Keeping jobs in the community
On a similar note, local businesses are more likely to create jobs locally and improve employment within your community. Larger chains, on the other hand, often bring their own staff from other locations to fill their vacancies. The more these local business thrive, the more local jobs they will be able to offer to the community, and this will best happen with the community’s support.
Helping the environment
Local business tend to have a lesser need for the transport of goods, as they are often based in one location. Larger chains, however, often operate across many sites and are frequently importing, exporting and moving goods between locations, which comes with a significant impact on the environment. With the Shop Local movement, you encourage businesses to operate on a more local basis, which helps to reduce the environmental impact of business operations within the community.
Shop Local in Market Harborough
If you’re looking to shop local in Market Harborough, there are a number of options. For example, the Harborough Market was recently voted Britain’s Best Small Indoor Market and has over 60 independent stalls, selling goods that range from meat, fish and cheese to fashion, gifts and homeware.
Shop Local in Market Harborough with Viva Vino
Viva Vino is a local, reliable merchant of quality wines in the Market Harborough area. A great alternative to the supermarket, Viva Vino sells quality wines at wholesale prices, with an exquisite selection to please any palate. We put quality and service at the heart of everything we do. Whether it be for a party, an event, a business or just a box for your home, our very own wine expert, Chris, has ample knowledge to advise you. On top of that, he’ll deliver your wine, with a smile, at a time and place that suits you. If you want to begin to shop local in Market Harborough today, call Chris on 07889 757660, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will be happy to talk with you. Alternatively, you can visit our brand new website. You’ll be amazing at just what a vast selection of delicious wines we have on offer. Of course, if you have any more questions, do not hesitate to get in touch. Let’s all shop local in Market Harborough today!