June 1 in the UK is National Independents’ Day, the day when independent retailers across various categories will be in the spotlight.

Millions of money saving coupons on leading brands will be in circulation The Mirror in England and Wales and The Daily Record in Scotland on May 27.

Coca-Cola Enterprises, Britvic Soft Drinks, Walkers, Scottish Courage Brands, Masterfoods, Nestle Rowntree and Heinz and the suppliers supporting the discount initiative. Once can only expect thsi this list grows in the second year of the campaign.

This is an excellent initiative supporting independently owned retailers. It’s an initiative associations in every country ought to be creating to re-energise their networks and reconnect their stores with consumers. The overall theme of the campaign is My Shop is Your Shop.