Home Must Reads Shoppers think local this holiday season

Shoppers think local this holiday season

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Monday, December 19, 2011

Young shoppers are increasingly looking to buy local for economic and emotional reasons.

“There’s a generation that’s trying to figure out their consumer behaviors, and shopping locally seems to be something they want to try to do,” said Evon Smith, second-generation owner of the Smith Family Bookstore. “They’re looking at their own local community and trying to commit to living well within that community.”
About 38,000 local, independent businesses in cities across the country launched a “Shift Your Shopping” campaign earlier this month.
The increased interest in the “local” label was borne out of a distrust of large-scale business models, said Steve Mital, who directs the University of Oregon’s office of sustainability. “Fewer moving parts, small scale and local make us feel better.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

{biztweet}buy local{/biztweet}

 

More Articles

Podcast: Testing for Emotional Intelligence with John Hersey

Contributed Blogs
Friday, September 19, 2014
ivbU3sIXBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

How can you tell if you, a peer, a subordinate or a job candidate has the emotional intelligence needed to do well?


Read more...

A Taste of Heaven

September 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
BY VIVIAN MCINERNY

Craft beer comes to Mount Angel.


Read more...

Green Endeavor cleans up

News
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
080614 ULnew greenendeavorBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Portland startup Green Endeavor strikes gold, inking a partnership with Underwriters Laboratories, an Illinois-based consulting and certification company with offices in 46 countries.


Read more...

Launch

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY

October's Launch article features Soul Kitchen, Easy Company and Slick's Big Time BBQ.


Read more...

How to add positivity to your team

Contributed Blogs
Friday, September 12, 2014
happy-seo-orlando-clientsBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

I often talk about what leaders can do. What about followers? If you’re a team member and you’d like to add positivity to your team, what might you do?


Read more...

Gender Code

September 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
BY COURTNEY SHERWOOD

Janice Levenhagen-Seeley reprograms tech.


Read more...

The Backstory

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014

In our cover story this month, Wendy Collie, CEO of New Seasons Market, and Kim Malek, owner of Salt & Straw, discuss their rapidly growing businesses and Portland’s red hot food scene. The conversation provides an interesting lens through which to explore trends in the grocery store and restaurant sectors.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS