Here are a few facts about independent retailers and businesses, according to Independent We Stand:
- Independent retailers return more than three times as much money per dollar of sales than chain competitors.
- Independent restaurants return more than two times as much money per dollar of sales as national restaurant chains.
- If independent businesses regained their 1990 market shares, it would create 200,000 new small businesses, generate nearly $300 billion in revenues and employ more than 1.6 million American workers.
- If half the U.S. employed population spent $50 each month in locally owned independent businesses, it would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue.