AMERICAN PIZZA COMMUNITY CELEBRATES SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY™
“Buy Local, Eat Local”
In support of Small Business Saturday™, pizza store owners and operators around the country encourage everyone to “buy local, eat local”as part of the busiest retail weekends of the year. Pizzerias are located in every state in the U.S. and account for fifty-five percent of the 75,000 pizzerias around the country.
“There’s no business more reflective of your community than your local pizzeria,” said Tim McIntyre, chair of the American Pizza Community (APC), a coalition of pizza store owners, operators and pizza suppliers. Most pizza store owners live in the communities where they operate and are proud to give back throughout the year with sponsorships, donations and hosting celebratory events.
On November 24th, small businesses everywhere anticipate increased consumer spending in local communities as many Americans take advantage of the retail promotions starting with Black Friday through Cyber Monday. Last year, approximately 108 million shoppers spent $12.9 billion, according to the 2017 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey. For pizza store owners, this means stopping at your neighborhood pizzeria for a slice of your favorite pie!
The APC thanks its fellow pizza-teurs for their role as business owners in communities everywhere as part of Small Business Saturday™.
Small Business Saturday™ began in 2010 when American Express encouraged consumers to “shop small” on the day after Black Friday. In the last eight years, more than 7,200 Neighborhood Champions have pledged their support and joined the shop small movement. #SmallBizSat #ShopSmall