Thursday, 3 July 2014

Win £250 by shopping #IndieGrassmarket!

Throughout July we're joining up with all the other independent businesses in the Greater Grassmarket area in celebration of Independent Retailer Month!

Independent Retailer Month is a campaign that aims to get more people to shop at local independent businesses; they say that for every £1 spent in local businesses, around 50-70p finds its way back into the local economy. But for the same £1 spent out of town or online, only 5p goes back to the local economy!

The Greater Grassmarket area is full of brilliant businesses (including Godiva!), so hopefully we can count on your support throughout Independent Retailer Month. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning that £250 shopping spree is tweet with the hashtag #IndieGrassmarket and the name of the local business whenever you shop locally on the Greater Grassmarket during July. Visit the Greater Grassmarket website for full terms and conditions.

But why should you shop locally?

We can't speak for everyone, but here at Godiva we're passionate about the local and independent designers that we stock. They've all been handpicked and selected to be part of our store for a reason: whether they're local designers we love to support, new designers with innovative products, or because they use Fairtrade and responsibly-sourced materials. We can tell you why and where our designers made their products, what their inspirations were and how they made them. We can give you personalised advice, whether you're looking for something for yourself or a friend.

And most importantly, buying locally doesn't just support those individual shops: it also supports the independent designers and makers that many of us stock. It allows them to grow their businesses and continue doing what they love - and what they're good at!

In case you need even more motivation, here's a selection of items you could purchase from Godiva if you won that coveted £250:

So get shopping, get tweeting, and good luck!

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