Gift Cards that Keep on Giving

Date: 21 Feb 2008 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Sales of gift card are soaring, but most of the spending on gift cards is flowing to chain retailers. A growing number of independent retailers are offering their own giftcards now too, but the key to shifting a substantial share of this activity to the local economy may lie in developing gift cards that work at many local businesses, rather than just one. … Read More

“Local First” Spurring Shopping and Policy Changes in Utah

Date: 12 Sep 2007 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A two-year-old campaign dedicated to building greater support for locally owned businesses in Salt Lake City and across Utah is having a considerable impact. Sales are up, according to participating businesses, and a recent poll by The Salt Lake Tribune found that 3 out 4 residents want the city to adopt policies that favor local businesses and limit where and how many chains are allowed. … Read More

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