Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become clear just how important local shops and businesses are to the community.

In many cases, their products and services have provided a lifeline through difficult times.With lockdown restrictions easing though, now is not the time to abandon local companies and the livelihoods they support.

Below are 8 great reasons why you should shop local in Northwich going forward.

1. Boost The Local Economy

If you spend local your money stays local and this has positive knock-on effects. Successful businesses help to create jobs and this in turn provides security for more people in the local area.

Plus more businesses paying tax helps create additional funds which can be invested back into the town and surrounding areas.

The more the local economy grows, the more appealling the area becomes to live, visit, shop and explore. 

2. Build A Community

By supporting local businesses you will be helping to create a thriving community that looks out for one another.

The recent #NorthwichTogether campaign has highlighted the amazing community spirit that the town has and you could help it grow by spending in Northwich.

Friendly faces and cheery smiles are much more welcoming than empty units.

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3. Unique Products

Do you love finding unique, handmade products when out shopping? Well that is what you can discover when you shop local.

Independent shops often stock products that you simply won’t find anywhere else which gives you more choice.

Northwich has a thriving range of businesses with many independents, so come and explore what they have to offer.

4. Friendly & Knowledgeable

The people who run local businesses are passionate and extremely knowledgable about what they are selling.

This means you’re more likely to have a better shopping experience with a more hands-on approach.

Expect expert advice with a smile and a real insight into whatever it is you’re looking to buy.

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5. Bring Diversity To The High Street

Local, independent shops bring vibrancy and diversity to the high street which means there is something for everyone.

Variety is the spice of life as the saying goes and by shopping local you are helping to foster this environment.

More and more unique businesses are choosing Northwich as a location to open in. You can help continue this trend by supporting local shops and stores.

6. Protect The Environment

By deciding to shop local rather than driving miles you can help to reduce your carbon footprint.

Many people have realised in recent months that everything they need is closer than they thought. Why go back to how it was before?

Local produce is also likely to have covered less distance to reach the shelf which is also good for the environment.

7. Help To Inspire Others

Thriving local shops are a great advert for a town and for some they could be an inspiration.

If you support local businesses you could help new ones spring up by contributing to the visible success of the high street.

This leads to further diversity, opportunity and more options for the shopper in Northwich.

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8. Safeguard The Future Of The High Street

Ultimately, shopping and spending local on a regular basis plays a massive part in safeguarding the future of the high street, particularly local jobs as many of our Northwich businesses, whether large or small, recruit local people.

 There are so many amazing businesses in Northwich that deserve our support, especially after their amazing work in recent months.

 There has never been a more important time to shop local, spend local and enjoy local.