Before you pick up your computer mouse to shop from the comfort of your home or the convenience of your computer, think about the friendly merchant down the street. Today is known as Cyber Monday, which promotes internet shopping — as if online shopping needs more promotion.
In an ever-more competitive retail environment — an environment in which the rules seem to change from one holiday season to the next — we will continue to put in a word for local merchants. These are the businesses, both large and small, that offer the time-honored model for your shopping convenience.
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