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East End Independents’ Day

June 18, 2016
by the gentle author

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I am delighted to announce that my friends at the East End Trades Guild are going forward with their campaign of advocacy for the small shops and independent business which define the personality of the East End – by launching their latest scheme, East End Independents’ Day …

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  1. June 18, 2016

    Love the idea, good luck to the guild and all who work for and with it to make it strong. Valerie

  2. June 18, 2016

    I hear small business enterprises are on the up good for them, they all work so much harder they have too. Their foodstuffs can be much fresher because they buy small with a quick turnover, their clothes are also very competitive. I notice the big four have moved into the high street also with online trading with a supporting delivery service. I say; There is room for both, Supermarkets have the advantage of the one stop weekly family shop with good parking. In Victorian times there was a corner shop on every street people were not mobile then. By the 1960s many shops were sold off and re-converted back to houses some still show the scars. To sum up the East End traders and others are dedicated to the community they are loyal to their customers they sell well below Supermarket prices because their overheads are lower, many trade in all winds and weather some from shops, lockups, stalls and handcarts. Well done independent traders please keep going ‘your community’ needs you. John

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