As America celebrates Independence Day this 4th July, small business owners in the UK are celebrating Independents’ Day, an event set up to celebrate and promote independent retailers.
The national campaign is organised by the National Skills Academy for Retail and is in its third year. Shoppers are encouraged to buy at least one item from an independent retailer to support small businesses and raise awareness of the campaign.
Entrepreneur and Dragons’ Den star Theo Paphitis is one of the celebrities supporting the cause this year.
He said “This campaign celebrates the drive, commitment, enthusiasm and passion that most small retailers possess, and need, to make it in retail as well as the contribution they make to local communities.”
Have you visited any independent retailers today? Do you think they are important to the country’s economy? Share your thoughts in the comments below.