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5 Reasons Why it is Better to Invest Locally

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The rise of corporate chain stores has had a profound effect on society. Rather than walking a couple blocks to a familiar shop, we drive miles to reach stand-alone super-centers inaccessible by foot. And instead of paying a fair price on items of lasting value, we invest in items of poor quality, impulsively giving ourselves over to supposed “sales” and “discounts”, which merely cost us in the long run. Despite the clutter of chain stores, there remains a future for independent business, and investing in small businesses in your town or city reaps many benefits for yourself and your community…. read more

The Evolution Of The Supermarket

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For decades, the image of a cement building with names such as Wal-Mart, Kroger, Price Chopper, or even Dad’s Grocery plastered on them have been the design standard for marketplaces worldwide. Groceries, hardware stores, etc, all follow this model. It hasn’t evolved in the past two centuries, at least, not until now. The image below marks a significant upgrade from the tired old designs we’re used to seeing, and it comes from China. The asian superpower has recently proven itself as quite the innovator in recent years when it comes to architecture. It began with the giant “nest” created for… read more

Top Eco Ways to Shop

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Thrift/Discount Stores For many people thrift stores and discount stores are a way to get creative and have fun while you shop.  These types of stores allow for you to buy what you need without breaking the bank.  There is a lot more than just clothes, making the experience worthwhile. Plan Ahead By making a detailed list of the food items that you need before leaving for the store, the quicker you will be in and out of the store without impulsive buying. Also, remember to shop the perimeter of the store.  Most stores are organized with packaged food in… read more