How does a small town encourage local people to shop on the High Street in preference to supermarkets?

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  • How does a small town encourage local people to shop on the High Street in preference to supermarkets?


Answer #1 | 23/12 2013 07:38
Work on your local council to do something about overcharging for parking, high rates for small businesses in the High Street, better bus services etc. No High Street is going to be improved until these sorts of issues are addressed and the local authorities are the ones who have brought about the demise of the small shopkeeper just as much as the big supermarkets.
Positive: 50 %
Answer #2 | 23/12 2013 07:47
If you are going to charge more (and small shops must because they do not have economy of scale), they need to offer far superior services and the area needs adequate diversity to accomplish a variety of shopping needs. Ultimately, people want the best prices though, which the supermarket will always have. You really need to offer other services and products that cannot be found in the supermarket. Also, read the other note, parking will always be an issue. Free parking in a large supermarket parking lot is preferable to the possibility of maybe finding a spot on High Street and then having to pay for it.
Positive: 44 %
Answer #3 | 23/12 2013 08:16
Parking. Over priced, this is the main reason that people are going to out of town supermarkets. UK
Positive: 24 %
Answer #4 | 26/12 2013 01:47
High Streets had its day. They could offer things "ethnic" as you can't get them easily elsewhere. Or your area specific stuff, (historical and traditional). But even that may soon change. It's about online now.
Positive: 10 %

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