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Carpet One Floor & Home Shares The Benefits Of Shopping Local

Carpet One Floor & Home, a locally-owned flooring retailer and member of North America’s largest flooring cooperative, is excited to share the benefits of shopping locally. With over 1,000 independently-owned stores, the Carpet One Floor & Home cooperative has seen first-hand the advantages of supporting local business. As a member of a cooperative, Carpet One Floor & Home benefits from economies of scale to provide their customers with the best prices, service, and innovative products in the industry, all while fostering democratic values and strengthening local communities. In preparation for the holiday shopping season, Carpet One Floor & Home shares some advantages of shopping local.
Keeping Money Within The Local Economy

Supporting a local store, means supporting the local community. The sales tax paid by a local business stays within its community as an investment in roads, schools, parks, and other civil services.
In fact, according to a recent study, for every $100 spent locally, $68 stays within the community.*
Supporting Local Job Creation

The more money spent locally, the more money local businesses have to create new opportunities for employment. Local businesses also purchase goods and services from other local businesses, thus stimulating further job creation. Small businesses in the United States account for over 65% of new jobs created over the past 15 years.**
Strengthening Social and Economic Relationships

Small business owners are more likely to give back to their local community, creating partnerships among neighbors, other small business owners, community leaders and schools. Read the stories of Carpet One Floor & Home stores across the nation giving back to their local communities by visiting
The Seattle Good Business Network shares that small businesses donate 250% more than larger business to non-profits and community causes.† “The people of the Fort Wayne community are our customers. Without them, we wouldn’t be here. Therefore, we take advantage of any opportunity to give back and make a difference in the lives of those who make our business possible,” said Stephen Lipp of Carpet One Floor & Home. “We hope to see many faces, both old and new, on Small Business Saturday, and share the great value and selection our local business has to offer.” Increased Customer Benefits

A local, independently-owned store is able to offer their customers a wider, more unique selection of items, because they purchase products for their individual market. They also offer a personalized and hands-on customer experience that’s backed by knowledge and passion for their industry. As a member of the Carpet One Floor & Home cooperative with buying power of over 1,000 stores, Carpet One Floor & Home not only offers their customers a wide selection of quality products and exceptional customer service, they offer competitive prices as well. To learn more about Carpet One Floor & Home’s cooperative advantage, visit This year, Small Business Saturday falls on November 26th and Carpet One Floor & Home is welcoming the members of their community to visit them on Small Business Saturday to experience the benefits of shopping local. To learn more visit