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St. Albans, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, 2012/01/17 - Action for Market Towns, the charity representing UK’s market and small towns, confirms support of Independent Retailer Month UK, a global "shop local" campaign that runs throughout July and which is led in UK by Clare Rayner, The Retail Champion.
Action for Market Towns, the charity representing UK’s market and small towns, confirms support of Independent Retailer Month UK.
Independent Retailer Month UK – a global “shop local” campaign running throughout July – today secured the support of a strategic partner to help engage small and market towns in the campaign. Leading national charity Action for Market Towns (AMT) announced its support of Independent Retailer Month and will encourage its members to participate fully in Campaign activity.
AMT has a national network of members including town partnerships, parish councils, local authorities, and partner businesses. By giving their support to Independent Retailer Month AMT intend to encourage and engage retail communities in small and market towns in efforts to rejuvenate these struggling economies.
Clare Rayner, The Retail Champion, who is the official lead partner for Independent Retailer Month in the UK, said “We are delighted to welcome AMT as an official supporting partner of Independent Retailer Month 2012. By engaging their network of members in small and market towns throughout the UK, who work with retailers in their own towns, we’ll encourage their active participation in activities throughout July. With a whole month dedicated to the campaign we can begin to create new shopping habits, retaining consumer spending in our high streets for the benefit of our local communities.”
Chris Wade, Chief Executive of AMT said "We believe that independent retailers should be at the heart of a vibrant town centre and are vital to maintaining the distinctiveness and variety of the nation's market towns. We are delighted to be part of Independent Retailer Month as a way of getting people to shop local.”
About Independent Retailer Month UK
Independent Retailer Month (independentretailermonth.co.uk) is a global "Shop Local" campaign that runs throughout July. The campaign highlights the important role smaller, local, independent retailers play in the communities they serve, the local economy they contribute to, and in the retail sector as a whole. Co-founded in the USA by Kerry Bannigan, CEO Nolcha Fashion Week, and Tom Shay, principal of Profits Plus, Independent Retailer Month UK is led by Clare Rayner, The Retail Champion. Call, email champion[.]retailchampion.co.uk or via the website.
Action for Market Towns is a national charity representing market and small towns across the UK. Committed to the vitality and viability of our small towns, it has a national network of members including town partnerships and councils, enterprise partnerships, local authorities, and partner businesses. AMT offers imaginative ideas and practical solutions for high street revival; training, consultancy, national advocacy and other services.
Contact AMT on +44(0)12 8475 6567, email info[.]towns.org.uk, or through their website towns.org.uk/.