The Importance of Buying Local

Shepherd Express | November 30, 2007
The owners of Beans & Barley, the natural foods grocer and café on Milwaukee's East Side, expected to take a hit last year when the national chain Whole Foods opened a super-sized store just a few blocks away, but they were still surprised by the number of customers they lost.

Shepherd Express

During a time when most of the country’s prominent alternative weekly newspapers have been consolidated and streamlined by corporations, the Shepherd Express has beat the odds, remaining locally owned. The paper has emerged from its unlikely beginning as a satirical...
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