Shoppers across the UK have been urged to do their bit and shop locally to help local businesses rebuild from the coronavirus pandemic.
From popping into a local cafe for a fresh barista made coffee, or buying better quality dog food from your independent pet shop, by shopping locally people can help local business owners and local communities get back up to where they should be.
Here are 6 reasons why customers should visit the high street today:
1. Help The High Street & Support The Local Economy
Do I support my high street when buying my pet food? This is the question everyone who owns a pet should be asking themselves this month. Shopping at local businesses drives money into the local economy, and by spending money at your local pet shop you can do your bit to aid our national recovery.
2. Save (& Create!) Jobs
Supporting our high street creates jobs in local communities, assisting, often young and gifted people to find employment. Our founder, Dean, strongly believes in helping to grow the number of jobs and opportunities in our local community to create a healthy economy, a thriving town and more importantly, make your area a better place to live and work.
3. Buy Better
The majority of the products we sell at Pets Corner, and the foods we recommend, are all natural so you can shop confidently in the knowledge that we have thoroughly researched what you are buying. We also ensure that our products are completely free from any artificial ingredients. Since 2010 we have been removing unhealthy products from our shelves and now stock the largest range of natural, healthy treats for pets, compared with any other pet retailer in the UK, this gives you the peace of mind that an occasional cheeky treat is still good for your pet.
4. A Safer Way To Shop
Businesses across the country including us have been following government guidance and implementing a range of measures to ensure people are safe while they shop. This includes customer limits inside the store, plastic partitions (safety screens) at tills and hand sanitising stations. We have implemented ‘Mr Sanitiser’ into each of our 150 stores nationwide with a range of sanitising precautions and 2 meter floor graphics to help you stay a safe distance while you shop. All staff are fully equipped with face coverings.
5. A Better Shopping Experience
Small businesses such as Pets Corner are often run by people who live locally and who are passionate about the community. As the UK continues to recover from the pandemic, the experience of buying locally from a friendly, well trained face offers a dose of normality that many people may have missed during Covid-19.
6. YOU Can Help The Environment
We believe that businesses should take responsibility for their environmental impact and limit it where possible. Local shops often source their goods locally, helping to reduce their carbon footprint. When shopping local, people are also more likely to walk or cycle to get there – doing their bit to reduce air pollution, reduce traffic and improve the quality of the nation’s high streets. We’ve bought all of our electricity from GoodEnergy for over 10 years who generate their energy from British sunshine, wind and water. We also make our pet foods in recycled bags and home deliver in 100% eco-friendly packaging.
From pet shops to florists, to newsagents, cafes and pubs, our high streets are at the heart of every community in every corner of the UK.