I have seen my share of stores go out of business in the 14 years I have been a rep. Never more so than in the past 4. Of course there are always a myriad of reasons why stores close up shop but the one reason that always gets me is that local people don’t shop their local stores.
Last October I wrote about this in my Chicagonow.com blog. I know many of you can relate and hope you will share this with other stores and your clients. Perhaps if they better understood the impact of shopping outside of the local area, they may change their tune. One can dream! Article found here, just click on the link. Shop Local or Shut Up.