Love your Local - when you shop with us this is what you do...
1. You keep money in the local economy
Based on US research, we know that for every $100 spent in a local business, $68 is likely to stay in the community, versus $43 when spent in a national business.
2.You embrace what makes us unique
You wouldn’t want your house to look like everyone else’s in New Zealand. So why would you want your community to look that way?
3. You create local jobs
Local businesses are better at creating higher-paying jobs for local people.
4. You help the environment
Buying from a local business conserves energy and resources in the form of less fuel for transportation, less packaging, and products that you know are safe and well made, because we stand behind them.
5. You nurture community
We know you, and you know us. Studies have shown that local businesses donate to community causes at more than twice the rate of non-local businesses.
6. You help keep the CBD healthy
Supporting local business means more colour and variety on the high street and creates more reason for local authorities to support them.
7. You create more choice
We pick the items we sell based on what we know you like and want. Local businesses carry a wider array of unique products because we buy for our own individual market.
8.You take advantage of our expertise
You are our friends and neighbours, and we have a vested interest in knowing how to serve you. We’re passionate about what we do. Why not take advantage of it?
9. You invest in entrepreneurship
Creativity and entrepreneurship are crucial to our economy. Nurturing local business ensures a strong community.
10.You made us a destination
The more interesting and unique we are as a community, the more we will attract new neighbours, visitors and guests. This benefits everyone!
Bookclubs at Beattie & Forbes
ADULTS - Our regular bookclub meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7.00 pm or a second meeting on the second Thursday of each month for coffee and cake at 10 am at Milk and Honey.
New members are always welcome particularly to the morning group.