During the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, attitudes of shoppers in the UK changed significantly as they developed a considerable sense of community. Rather than visiting the big supermarket on the edge of town, residents would visit their local corner shops and grocers, reigniting old habits. In April 2020, off-licences, greengrocers, independent convenience stores, butchers, and bakeries saw growth of 37.7 per cent.
Here, with SnowShock, we look into this shifting trend that is needed not only to support local communities but reduce our impact on the environment. We will delve into this increased sense of togetherness and answer whether or not we can expect “Shop Local” to continue.
Supporting your local community
This shift in trend is a result of changing attitudes and behaviours. As we tried to stay safe in lockdown by shopping at smaller stores nearby that maybe didn’t require travelling and queuing, we discovered local retailers … Read more