Power of local indie businesses working together shown in results of bookstores in "Local First" areas

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Power of local indie businesses working together shown in results of bookstores in "Local First" areas

Mar 07 2014

According to stats from the American Bookseller Association, areas that have active Local First organizations, encouraging people to shop locally, saw a big difference in foot traffic and sales during the holidays and throughout the year. Independent businesses in cities with active Local First campaigns had sales growth of 7% on average for 2013 compared to 2.3% for independent businesses in places without such initiatives.

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