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News - 29 April 2006
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Friends of the Earth says 'Shop Local First'
Friends of the Earth has launched a campaign urging consumers to 'Shop Local First.' The Federation of Small Businesses has pledged its support for the campaign and is concerned not only to save the environment but also to save the individual identity of our towns.
The campaign, seeking to protect local shops and the environment by reducing the number of trips taken in cars to out of town supermarkets, will aim to highlight the services and benefits of small shops that could be lost if current trends continue.
Carol Undy, FSB National Chairman, said, "Unless people appreciate the service, flexibility and unique selling points of their local small shops they will be lost forever. At present these valuable community resources can be taken for granted. One day soon shoppers could look around their high street and wonder where the shops have gone.
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