Please buy locally

Now shops and hospitality outlets have been closed, small retailers are going through hard times.  More and more appeals are being launched for people to buy from local retailers.

People able to offer take-away or delivery meals are still seeing some money come in.  Many others are not unless you order from them.

To address this issue Flemish economy minister Hilde Crevits (Christian democrat) has launched a new website together with SME organisations.  www.koopinjebuurt.be (buy in your neighbourhood) allows you to get in touch with local traders.

The website is still in a first phase and you have to click on one of the various retailer organisations first.  Soon a joint website search engine will be added!