The benefits of buying local

Helen Pedlar of Pedlar’s Home Hardware Store, Ilfracombe, North Devon

The moths are hungry and I don’t want holes in my jackets!

On Monday, I realised we needed some moth repellant to protect the clothes in our wardrobes. I was going to Ilfracombe High Street anyway, so I popped into Pedlar’s, a department store now in its sixth generation of family members and a founder member of the Home Hardware group.

They didn’t have cedar balls, which I wanted, but they don’t like to say “no”. They offered to order me two packets, which would be available on Thursday. Perfect!

Today I went in to collect them and was served by Helen Pedlar, who is the latest generation helping to run the business.

Pedlar’s is an example of a superb local business that works ceaselessly to help customers and plays a valuable role in the local community.

Why would you shop anywhere else?

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If you value a thriving high street and town, support your local businesses by switching £10 of your spending each week.

All you have to do is pause before you purchase online or drive to a giant national retailer and ask if you can purchase what you want locally.

Share your local purchases on social media with the hashtag #10to1m.

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