Happy ‘Independents’ Day’

As well as Americans, independent retailers given reason to celebrate July 4

Today is ‘Independents’ Day 2011’, when consumers are being called upon to make the most of their local independent retailers and support diversity on the high street.

Consumers are encouraged to buy at least one item from an independent retailer today (July 4) in order to ‘celebrate diversity on the high street’.

The campaign says: “We will…champion the skills great independent retailers have and show the public that their local shopkeeper is not only a vital service, but someone who wears many hats; they are the accountant, sales assistant, buyer and often everything in between.”

Independents and shoppers alike are invited to download the ‘Independents’ Day’ poster from www.skillsmartretail.com to help promote the event, upload the event banner to their websites or support the movement on Facebook.

Read buying group Freedom’s sister association STAG’s take on ‘Independents’ Day 2011’ in SGB Sports July, and by clicking here