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“Buy Local” Tags Created To Inspire Windsor-Essex Shoppers

Friday June 6th, 2014, 11:00am

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A new program launched by Leamington Stands Strong is putting the spotlight on anything grown right here that is sold in local grocery stores.

Over the past two weeks, volunteers of Leamington Stands Strong have helped a number of local retailers put “Buy Local” tags on their shelves beside all of the local products they sell. Their hope is that seeing these tags will help shoppers quickly and easily identify what products are made locally.

They state that if every household in Windsor-Essex-Chatham-Kent was to reallocate only $10 per week more towards local products, that will keep an extra $100 million per year in the region.

So far Bradt’s Butcher Block (in Leamington), Kingsville’s FreshCo, Leamington’s Great Canadian Superstore, Lee & Maria’s Market (Kingsville), The Butcher of Kingsville and Wheatley’s Bestway Supermarket have tagged all the local products on their shelves with the new “Buy Local” tags. In some stores, over 80 local products have been tagged!

Leamington Stands Strong says that they will continue to “roll out” this program to other stores across Windsor-Essex-Chatham-Kent and invites other retailers, who want to follow these leaders, to please contact them they would like to do the same.

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