Independent businesses have their place in our economy and play a very important role. Firstly, if we didn’t support them, our high street would be looking very bare, and secondly, they are actually better for the economy of your community. It has been proven that if you spend as little as £10 with your local independent shop, up to £50 goes back into the local community. This is primarily because a local shop owner will be putting the money they earned into other local businesses such as pubs & restaurants, which in turn circulates the money around the community.
Christmas at Plymouth Market – full of your favourite stalls and treats
This December we’re open seven days a week to give you longer to shop and eat at our amazing and unique independent stalls and eateries.
Come in and explore our fantastic selection of stalls, eateries and cafes. From unique gifts to seasonal treats, and everything in between, Plymouth Market has it all. Where else can you find beautiful jewellery, customised furniture, sophisticatedly scented wax melts and all the ingredients for your festive fayre whilst enjoying lunch at one of Plymouth’s top-rated eateries?
You can relax this Christmas as you shop in the Market; we’ve strict safety protocols in place, from sanitising stations through to track and trace to ensure we keep our customers, stallholders and staff as safe as possible. And with our handy on-site car park just £1 an hour, we think we’ve got getting ready for Christmas sewn up!
So, what are you waiting for? Plymouth Market is the place to shop and eat this Christmas – from Shellac to sausages – we’ve got the lot!
Smaller, independent shops tend to have a reduced footfall compared to larger companies which means doing your Christmas shopping is just that little bit less stressful. It is also a safer way to shop during the pandemic as they limit the amount of people in the shop at any one time.
The global pandemic has notably affected the economy but it isn’t too late. Now is as good a time as ever to help out your local businesses. Think outside of the box when it comes to small businesses because not all of them are on our high streets. Some are just a phone call away!
The current pandemic has cut thousands of jobs in the UK already. Surprisingly, compared to large chain companies, small independent companies employ more people nationally. This means that more jobs are available if we can keep these independent companies running!
We hope you have a very merry¬ shopping experience this year and remember to stay safe and think local!