Posts Tagged "National Retail Federation"

Ghouls and Ghosts Deserve Local Treats on Halloween

Ghouls and Ghosts Deserve Local Treats on Halloween

The leaves are falling and the weather is cooling, and with the changing season comes the familiar hoots and howls of Halloween. Before the doorbell rings with eager trick or treaters, you can make a big difference in your community by keeping your spooky spending local.

Buy Local For Back to School

Buy Local For Back to School

As the summer comes to a close, the familiar tune of the ice cream truck will be replaced by the routine hum of alarm clocks and school bells. Before the first bell rings, though, you can make a big difference in your community by shopping locally this back-to-school season.

Shop Local for Father’s Day

Shop Local for Father’s Day

He already has three “World’s Greatest Dad” mugs, and he doesn’t need another wacky tie to add to the growing collection in the back of his closet. Instead, get your dad something he’ll really love this Father’s Day, like a unique, personal item from a local business.

Show Mom Some Local Love this Mother's Day.

Show Mom Some Local Love this Mother's Day.

What will you treat mommy-dearest to on her special day? This year, the average American will shell out nearly $169* on gifts for Mother’s Day, making it one of the largest gift-giving holidays in the country. From flowers, to clothes and accessories, to spa treatments and of course the traditional Mother’s Day brunch, the projected total to be spent on moms is $20.7 billion.*

Consumers Hop To Shop Local This Easter

Consumers Hop To Shop Local This Easter

Early estimates indicate the Easter Bunny will spend approximately $15.9 billion* filling baskets this year. Independent We Stand is encouraging the Bunny to shop in locally-owned candy shops, bakeries and toy stores this year to have a more profound impact on local communities. If that spending were all directed to independent shops and businesses, more money would return right back into local economies, building better schools, infrastructure and community.

Show Your Love For Local This Valentine's Day

Show Your Love For Local This Valentine's Day

Last Valentine’s Day, the National Retail Federation projected that the average person would spend $130.97 on gifts for their loved ones, reaching a total of $18.6 billion nationwide.

The Perfect Gift for Mom And Pop

The Perfect Gift for Mom And Pop

The National Retail Federation estimates that $602.1 billion will be spent on holiday shopping in 2013, a 3.9 percent increase from last year.

What Do You Buy The Man Who Has It All?

What Do You Buy The Man Who Has It All?

Dads are notoriously difficult to shop for. Either they’re the type to buy what they want when they want it, or they don’t let on to ever wanting anything. Whichever category your dad falls into, give him the ultimate gift this Father’s Day – the gift of community.

Show Mom Some Local Love this Mother’s Day

Show Mom Some Local Love this Mother’s Day

What will you treat mommy-dearest to on her special day? Last year, the average American shelled out nearly $153* on gifts for Mother’s Day, making it one of the largest gift-giving holidays in the country.

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