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Why Buy From an Independent Store Instead of a Big Box Chain?

Why Buy From an Independent Store Instead of a Big Box Chain?

In a time when most people believe bigger is better, why then are consumers buying from locally-owned independent stores rather than big boxes and national chains? There are many explanations for this shift away from national chain stores to independent retailers. Here are just a few to consider, based on the “Top 10 Reasons to Support Locally Owned Businesses.”

Indie Profile - The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies

Indie Profile - The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies

The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, or BALLE, was founded in 2001 in Bellingham, Washington. It’s now North America’s fastest growing network of socially responsible businesses, comprising over 80 community networks in 30 U.S. states and Canadian provinces. All told, BALLE’s membership includes over 22,000 independent businesses across the U.S. and Canada.

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American Independent Business Alliance and the Institute for Local Self-Reliance have shown each dollar spent at local independent businesses generates…

Independent We Stand
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