National Bakery Day Sweetens the Buy Local Movement

National Bakery Day Sweetens the Buy Local Movement

When your sweet tooth calls, skip the mass-produced donuts and scones in favor of something even sweeter. On Friday, September 14, independent bakeries across the country and the Retail Bakers of America will celebrate National Bakery Day. It’s an opportunity to indulge in new treats and give back to your local community.

Promoted by the Retail Bakers of America, National Bakery Day celebrates the sweet tradition of retail bakeries. These bakeries are the family- and locally owned cake shops, chocolatiers and independent bakeries that line Main Streets and downtown districts throughout the country. Their delicious aromas and pretty displays create a pleasant environment, and their baked goods add unique flavors to the communities they serve. More than sweet treats, these bakeries add value to their communities by reinvesting in the local economy, creating local jobs and giving back to local causes.

On September 14, these bakeries will celebrate National Bakery Day with promotional materials from the Retail Bakers of America. There may even be a taste test or two. The celebration will be even sweeter this year, as the Retail Bakers of America mark its 100th year as an organization. The group works year-round to promote independent bakeries and the benefits they bring to their communities. With National Bakery Day, the Retail Bakers of America will bring together independent bakeries and the consumers who love to indulge.

To find a participating bakery in your community, visit the online directory maintained by the Retail Bakers of America. You can also search for local bakeries on your Independent We Stand mobile app. If you own or operate an independent retail bakery, find promotional materials and support from the Retail Bakers of America ahead of the big day.

Independent We Stand is dedicated to helping independent businesses across the country engage their communities and encouraging customers to buy local. If you’re a business owner, get buy local resources, tips and news by registering for a business membership. Your business will also be included in our ‘locals only’ search engine and mobile app. If you’re a consumer, take the pledge to buy local to join the movement.

 

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