Here at the Medford Outlet Center, Curly Girlz Candy is one of five local small retailers. Small business are the heartbeat of the US Economy with over 28 million small businesses in the US (Small Business Administration). Shopping small has a great impact on the local economy.
Civic Economics has conducted significant research on the impact of shopping with small, independent merchants versus shopping with big box stores. One of its studies found that if residents shift 10% of their spending from chains to local businesses, it would generate an additional $235 million in ONE local community in ONE year.
Shopping small impacts everyone…not just our businesses: our kids’ schools, the quality of healthcare in our communities, the number of jobs, support for non-profits, and the availability of police/fire/rescue services. But beyond the local monetary impact, Curly Girlz Candy offers a personal experience that the big box stores just can’t.
Here at CGC, you’ll always be greeted in a helpful, friendly manner by me (the owner), one of my girls or other family members or one of our friendly part-time staff members. We can help you make a personal connection this year, without the hassle of visiting multiple stores and fighting the long lines. Instead of 100’s of options, we took the hassle out of gift giving. We’ve done some of the legwork for you – offering a select inventory aimed at matching what you’re looking for in terms of quality and value. With our handmade, small batch candies, your gift recipients will know that you really care and want them to have the best.
SHOP SMALL SATURDAY is November 28th. Join us for in-store specials in Medford or stop by the Shop Small Market in St. Anthony, MN, where we'll have a nice selection of our gift boxes and candies available.
So SHOP SMALL this Holiday Season and put a smile on the face of everyone on your gift giving list.