The Mall Blackburn has pledged its support to Independent Retailer Month, an initiative to draw attention to the contribution made to town centres by independent traders.
The campaign, which runs annually throughout July, champions the economic benefit to a community of having a mix of independent retailers and established brands.
Data obtained by Independent Retailer Month shows that for every £1 spent with an independent retailer, between 50p to 70p circulates back into that local economy.
The Mall Blackburn is home to more than 20 independent retailers including Stems, Peter Jackson Jewellers and Beauty Spot Warehouse, alongside national retailers such as Primark, Debenhams and Costa Coffee.
Loraine Jones, General Manager of The Mall Blackburn, said: “We are acutely aware of the positive contribution made by independent retailers in Blackburn town centre, and encourage all of our shoppers to recognise the important role these traders play in our community.
We have a wonderful mix of longstanding independent retailers here in The Mall and they each add something different to our wonderfully diverse offering.”
List of independent retailers at The Mall Blackburn
Beauty Spot Warehouse
Chris Shan Jewellers
Country Larder Café
Peter Jackson Jewellers
The Personal Touch
Unique Beauty 4 U
Beauty Works Cosmetics
A whole host of independent retailers in Blackburn Market
Across its six Malls in the UK, 28% of The Malls retailers are independent traders.
Independent Retailer Month was co-founded in the USA by Kerry Bannigan, CEO Nolcha Fashion Week, and Tom Shay, principal of Profits Plus, who continue to front the campaign in America. In the UK Independent Retailer Month is led by Clare Rayner, The Retail Champion.