Independent Retailers Outperform Chains Over Holidays
From The New Rules Project: The Institute for Local Self-Reliance has a study showing local retailers had the advantage in 2008:
In an extremely challenging economic climate, independent retailers are outperforming many chains, a national survey has found.
The survey also found that independent retailers in cities with active "Buy Local" campaigns reported much stronger holiday sales than those in cities without such campaigns.
Read the whole article at: Independent Retailers Outperform Chains Over Holidays, National Survey Finds | The New Rules Project.