It’s Independent Retailer Month!

Posted on: July 8th, 2015 by jfdadmin No Comments

Just when you thought there was nothing to celebrate in July besides Independence Day, now there’s Independent Retailer Month!

Independent Retailer Month originated in 2003 as a week-long celebration but grew to a month-long event in 2011.  It takes place annually to highlight the importance of small, locally owned and operated retailers and encourages these types of enterprises to arrange fun events and activities to draw people in and help them understand the benefits of shopping locally.  Making purchases in your own hometown shops and stores is truly a great way to boost the local 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’.  Store owners are free to choose their own activities, which need to last more than one day and individual stores, small retail groups, or even whole towns can take part.

For more information, visit to find activities near you!

Have a great month!

Love and lacquer,

J. Fleet Designs

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