Shopping locally has a wide range of benefits for both the consumer and the business owner, according to experts.
“Small businesses provide tremendous economic value to our community they are worth supporting. They create and sustain local jobs,” Kathleen Cook with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business told 680 CJOB.
Around 10 million Canadians work for small or medium-sized businesses, according to Cook.
Additionally, she said, buying local can have a long-lasting impact beyond just one purchase as 75 per cent of local businesses use products and services from within their community.