Independent Retailer Month

Independent Retailer Month 2012 logo

July is Independent Retailer Month.

Independent Retailer Month is a global ‘Shop Local’ campaign in July supporting the role of local, independent retailers. The campaign started in the USA in 2003 and came to the UK in 2011, where it is led by Clare Rayner, The Retail Champion.

Independent Retailer Month has 3 objectives (1):

  • Impact! To benefit the independent retail sector globally with relevant support, expertise and insights
  • Connect! To link consumers and communities to local retailers, reminding them of the benefits of shopping local
  • Engage! To spread the word via small business organisations, associations, networks, and thought-leaders to demonstrate the importance of independent retail to the global, national and local economies.
If you’re an independent retailer, you can add your business to this site for free on the UK Shops page. Anyone searching by postcode will see your business listed.

More information

Independent Retailer Month logoDownload the logos

There is also a range of sizes available, you can see the other sizes if you go to the largest Independent Retailer Month 2012 logo.

Independent Retailer Month posterDownload the poster

There is also a range of sizes available, you can see the other sizes if you go to this link for the  largest Independent Retailer Month 2012 poster.

There are lots of other ideas for how to promote yourself, many of them free, on the Get Involved page.

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