7 Ways for 7 Days
There are 7 days in #BCBuyLocal Week, so here are 7 ways to Buy Local this week and throughout the holiday season:
1. Shop in Store
Visit your favourite storefronts this holiday season
45 cents of $1 spent at local retailer stays in the community compared to 17 cents for chains
2. Support Communities
Visit shopping streets to find unique good and services
Keep communities vibrant by supporting bricks & mortar stores
3. Buy local online
Support local businesses from the comfort of your home.
2 out of every 3 dollars spent online in Canada goes to a U.S. multinational. You can buy B.C. when you buy online
4. Eat Local
Choose local ingredients for holiday meals & dine at local restaurants
40% of B.C. farms are small / 65 cents of $1 spent at local restaurants stays in the community compared to 30 cents for chains
5. Drink Local
Choose local wine, beer, cider & spirits
Local brewers provide 1 out of every 100 jobs in Canada & contributes $6B in tax revenue
6. Buy Local Made
Support talented BC artists, makers and manufacturers.
B.C. has 1800 food/beverage & 600 apparel companies / Manufacturing is B.C.’s 7th largest employer
7. Buy Local Gift Cards
Give gift cards from local stores & restaurants
60% of Canadians plan to buy gift cards this holiday. You can buy B.C. when you buy gift cards
During the holidays, the average Canadian spends about $1500 on travel, food, drinks and gifts. B.C. Buy Local Week encourages consumers to shift at least 1% of that spending — just $15 — to a local business, or a local grown or local made product, to keep money circulating in communities and keep good jobs in B.C. More reasons to buy local.
Businesses & Partners
LOCO coordinates B.C. Buy Local Week in partnership with leading businesses, Business Improvement Areas, Chambers of Commerce, Economic Development Organizations and Buy Local groups across B.C. Find out about our partners or contact us to become one.