A Great Event in Banbury to Support Indies This Weekend

Give us FiveRetail is in my blood! And I know it’s not all about Black Friday and Cyber Monday and Think about it Tuesday!

I’m a small independent retailer myself, and I know how vital this time of the year is for small businesses, many of them struggling against the huge chain stores and out of town developments.  Most small retailers need to make 40% or more of their annual turnover in the run up to Christmas or they may not be here next time.  Please think about that when you’re doing your Christmas shop.  If you want vibrant, original, independents you have to show them some love and splash a bit of cash.

As a campaigner and writer on all things retail, I’ll be supporting my local indie high street this weekend.  I hope you will too!

 

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About Ian Middleton

Ian writes a regular column for Retail Week Magazine and also writes for Huffington Post, EvolvePolitics.com as well as contributing comment pieces for national newspapers and magazines. He has appeared on BBC TV and local and national radio and was The Green Party Parliamentary candidate for North Oxfordshire in 2015 and 2017. He is an ethical entrepreneur with areas of expertise in retail and social entrepreneurship. But he also writes and comments on music, food, the environment, ethical consumerism, technology, energy production and animal and human rights. Ian is a trained psychologist, musician, runner, hiker, allotmenteer, vegan, humanist and committed atheist.

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