Contact Us   |   Your Cart   |   Sign In   |   Register
Community Search
News & Press: Shop Talk

By the numbers

Thursday, March 24, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: LocalShops1 Girl
Share |
When you're supporting Local, you're not only supporting other people's dreams. You're supporting the infrastructure that keeps our communities vibrant -- and you're also helping yourself. did you know that by having a local grocery store, bookstore, coffee shop or restaurant  within half a mile, it increases your home value at least  $21,000?

Here are some other interesting stats & figures, compiled by Stacy Mitchell, senior researcher with the New Rules Project and author of Big-Box Swindle.

• Number of new independent bookstores that have opened since 2005:  437

• Increase since 2002 in the number of small specialty food stores:  1,414

•  Average percentage of shoppers at a large supermarket who have a conversation with another customer:  9

•  Average percentage of shoppers at a farmers market who have a conversation with another customer:  63

•  Percentage of bank assets held by small and mid-sized community banks:  22

•  Percentage of small business loans made by small and mid-sized community banks:  54

•  Growth in deposits at small banks and credit unions since 2008:  $77 billion

•  Number of chain pharmacy locations that opened in 2009:  177

•  Number of independent pharmacy locations that opened in 2009:  474

•  Increase since 2002 in the number of Starbucks company stores:  3,297

•  Increase since 2002 in the number of independent coffee shops:  4,923

•  Average portion of $100 spent at a Target store that stays in the local economy:  $16

•  Average portion of $100 spent at independent retailers that stays in the local economy:  $32

•  Average amount of local wages paid for every $100 spent at a full-service chain restaurant:  $18.68

•  Average amount of local wages paid for every $100 spent at a full-service locally owned restaurant:  $28.46



Legal