National Independent Retailers Month

As seen in our July 2013 Calendar

Independent Retailer Month is a promotional campaign to show to consumers the value in doing business with an independent retailer. The month-long shopping movement marks July as an time for communities to celebrate the diversity of local independent retail whilst stimulating the economy.

Throughout a range of in-store, online and community events Independent Retailer Month connects consumers to the independent retailer sector highlighting their positive social and economic impact.

Independent Retailer Month engages small business organizations, associations, networks and thought leaders to demonstrate the importance of independent retail to the global, national and local economy.

Metro Ideas:
Most people agree that independent retailers are the backbone of the economy. These days the Internet is helping spread the message that buying locally helps everyone in a community. Be sure to list their Web sites in your print promotions, or publish a printed page directory of area Independent Retailers that includes both their physical and Web addresses.