Indie Retail

Independent retailers are the lifeblood of UK high streets, offering specialist products and services, knowledge and passion for their community.

Shopping at an independent retailer supports local traders and in turn, the local economy, enabling local businesses to prosper and grow.

Did you know? For every £1 spent with a local, independent business, between 50p-70p circulates back into that local economy. Shopping online or in corporate, out of town retailers only generates around 5p back into the local community.

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    the sale of goods and services to the public in relatively small quantities for use or consumption rather than for resale.
    "the retail trade"

Indie Retail supports and promotes independent retailers across the UK.  

This website - alongside wider promotional activities - aims to educate and raise awareness amongst the general public about the benefits of buying products and receiving ongoing support and advice from independent retailers who can offer the right knowledge, service and choice.

It is all about recognising the community and culture that is independent retailers, giving you the chance to highlight your niche, your specialist product and service and your diversity. 



Independent retailers are the lifeblood of UK high streets.

They offer tradition, choice and innovation through the diversity of niche products and services.

Independent retailers have been and still are an integral part of local communities all around the UK, it's time for the greater public to recognise this.

The aim of this website is to promote specialist retailers and their supply partners.

Show your support for independent retailers across the UK and encourage others to get involved. 

If you know of a business that should be listed or if you are a business owner and want to find out more please contact us.


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