Supporting local Independent retailers on 4th July.
Are you getting ready to celebrate Independents’ Day?
In case you haven’t heard about it, its a fabulous chance for you to fly the flag for local retailers in your town and show your support for diversity on the high street.
Its a month long campaign, and its in its second year this year, so thats the background, lets get to the details…
On 4th July 2012 across the country, the public will be encouraged to buy at least one item from their local, independent shop to celebrate Independents’ Day 2012.
The national campaign, organised by Skillsmart Retail and the National Skills Academy for Retail, champions the local retailers who make the UK’s villages, towns and cities so special.
You can raise awareness of the campaign really quite simply – with a promotional sale, a raffle with prizes, balloons, cupcakes, invite your MP and talk about the contribution that independent retailers make to your own high street…? The theme is red, white and blue (naturally) and you find out more information from the website www.retailindieday.com
We all know that being an independent business on the high street has been difficult in the past few years given the present economical woes and that independent shops bring an injection of personality to the high street so its time to make some noise and celebrate the very diverse skillset that we need to be successful independent retailers right now !
With over 160,000 independent retailers making up 92% of all retail businesses in the UK, their importance to local economies as well as their contribution to a location’s identity and community is unrivalled. (Skillsmart)
To stay up to date with all the activities, you can follow the campaign on Twitter @Retail_IndieDay, facebook.com/independentsday or on the news section of www.retailindieday.com