When you purchase your alcoholic beverages from an ABIRA independently owned store, you are benefiting your neighborhood in many ways, and below are just a few:
Several studies have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally-owned business such as an ABIRA store, rather than a nationally-owned business, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses — continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community. Small businesses donate more than twice as much per sales dollar to local non-profits, events, and teams compared to big businesses.
Our one-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of this place. It’s what distinguishes between being here, versus when you’re in a big chain department store.
Locally owned businesses can make more local purchases requiring less transportation, and generally set up shop in town or city centers as opposed to developing on the fringe. This generally means contributing less to sprawl, congestion, habitat loss, and pollution.
Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally, and in our community, provide the most jobs to residents. Local businesses often hire people with a better understanding of the products they are selling and take more time to get to know customers.
Local businesses are owned by your friends and neighbors who live in this community, are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the community’s future – just like you.
A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based not on a national sales plan but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers guarantees a much broader range of product choices.