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New Study Ranks Metro Areas on the Vitality of Their Independent RetailFriday, January 28, 2011
A groundbreaking new study, the Indie City Index, ranks all 363 metropolitan areas in the U. S. according to the vitality of their independent retail sectors.
Survey Finds "Buy Local" Message Benefitting Independent BusinessesFriday, January 28, 2011
For the fourth year in a row, a national survey of independent businesses has found that those in communities with an active "buy local" campaign have experienced...
Man living only on Canadian products for 2011Monday, January 24, 2011
Barefoot, a Vancouver web marketer, has embarked on a year-long quest to use -- and consume -- only Canadian-made products. Forget sushi, Apple stock and Hollywood films. Hello poutine, Research-in-Motion shares and Paul Gross.
Townsfolk proud to shop localMonday, January 24, 2011
When you live in a region dominated by the largest mall in North America and ringed by suburban power centres, you really have to think outside the big box to find quirky, interesting neighbourhoods in which to shop. That's where we come in...
2011's food trends: It's all about eating local, experts sayFriday, January 14, 2011
There is no sure-fire way of predicting what the hottest food or dining trends will be in 2011...
Eating locally in winterFriday, January 14, 2011
You knew it would be difficult, but you made the commitment. You told yourself it would be better for the environment, your health and the local economy...
Food group to sell fruits of its labourFriday, January 14, 2011
Shandon jam could soon be among the local produce on the shelves of city grocers with the launch of a new campaign urging people to shop local...
New Census Data about the State of Independent RetailFriday, January 14, 2011
What New Census Data Show about the State of Independent
Swinney New Year message is — eat localFriday, January 14, 2011
Cabinet Secretary and local MSP John Swinney is keen to see support for local producers grow in the coming year and wants constituents to make a New Year resolution to buy local produce...
Shop local and help Churchtown’s traders Friday, January 14, 2011
As the January sales continue, the Southport Visiter is calling on readers to shop local and help traders across the region....
Making an effort to eat locally grown during the dark, cold days of winterFriday, January 14, 2011
After a food-filled holiday season, it is time that many of us resolve to eat healthier and, perhaps, to attempt to eat more locally grown foods...
Will the Real Voice of Small Business Please Stand Up?Friday, January 14, 2011
By the time the polls close, the U. S. Chamber of Commerce will have spent an estimated $75 million on television ads and other "voter education" efforts aimed...
Have You Taken The Yelp Shop Local Pledge?Friday, January 14, 2011
Yelp is pledging to support our local businesses, our cities and our economy by shopping local whenever possible -- and we’d love for you to do the same!
Five Ideas From DetroitFriday, January 14, 2011
Detroit is an enormously challenged city. It is the poorest big city in the U. S. Nearly one in three workers is unemployed. The city's population has shrunk ...
The Absolute Easiest Way To Get Local Food in EdmontonWednesday, January 12, 2011
You know the story. You keep meaning to buy more local food - but you don't...
Thinking and Buying LocallyWednesday, January 12, 2011
Globalism is the dominant trend of our time, and it’s good news for...
Perfect CirclesTuesday, January 4, 2011
A Bellingham, Washington buy local movement syncs up with sustainable business practices and energy efficiency...
How a Baby-Boomer Turned Around a Small Organic FarmThursday, December 23, 2010
A struggling organic cidery hit a rough patch in 2006, but through a mutual acquaintance and an atypical loan, Crystie and Keith Kisler have forged a new-age funding relationship...
Agenda for a New Economy Radio ProgramThursday, December 23, 2010
Learn how local living economies are catalyzing a New Economy that is locally-based, green, and fair. Michelle Long and David Korten discuss the emerging movement of local economies...