10 Reasons why you should Buy Local
14th July 2015
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At 'thebestof' we support local independent businesses and we know that when you buy from local businesses you will be helping your local community to thrive. 

With so many amazing businesses in the area, we give you 10 great reasons why you should Buy Local.

  1. Great products at great prices – local shops can often beat the prices and quality of large stores. Try it, you may be surprised.
  2. You will save money – by shopping locally, you will save money on fuel, parking costs and much more.
  3. You will help the community – shops only survive if people spend money in them.  If you don’t, they will close down.
  4. Local shopping retains distinctiveness – independent stores create distinctive shopping experiences as they stock different products to large supermarkets and chains.
  5. You will help save the environment – buy local and you won’t be travelling as far, therefore helping to reduce your global footprint.
  6. Your spending will boost the economy - Research on spending by local authorities shows that for every £1 spent with a small or medium-sized business 63p stayed in the local economy, compared to 40p with a larger business.
  7. It is the ethical choice – you will be buying fruits, vegetables and meats that are locally sourced, full of nutrients and have had a shorter fork to field journey.
  8. Local shops are for everyone – most people can easily get to their local shops including the elderly, the vulnerable and young people.
  9. Personal touch – local business owners give customers their full attention and personal service.  They have good knowledge of their products and services and are always happy to help.
  10. Shopping locally saves services - private, voluntary and public sector services cluster around local shops.

Buying local is easy! Give it a go and support the local Telford economy.


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Mark Luckman

Member since: 10th July 2012

I champion the best businesses in Telford and Wrekin, businesses recommended by you. If you run a local business or know a really great local business that you think deserves to be known by more local...

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