Why should we shop locally?

As the perfect contrast to the brawl-filled “Black Friday” last week, yesterday a grass-roots campaign encouraged everyone to shop locally and support small businesses in their area. Every year, the first Saturday of December has been dubbed “Small Business Saturday” as a bid to promote the estimated 5.2 million1069226_552433784816176_1348909561_n local businesses around the country.

So, why should we choose to spend our money at these local businesses rather than at big brand chain stores? In short, by buying our fruit and veg from the greengrocers, our meat from the butchers, and our bread from the bakers we can boost the local economy, lower our carbon foot-print and even create more jobs. 

Research has found that for every £1 spent with a small or medium-sized business around 63p stayed in the local economy compared to 40p with a larger business. This is because the owners of small businesses reinvest their profits into community such as using local contractors for builds and repairs and using produce from local farms. It is also because the owners actually live  and spend their own money within the community unlike those of multinational corporations.

Studies have also found that places that have high streets with thriving independent businesses have house prices that are 17% higher than comparable areas with proportionally fewer independent traders. Not to mention that small local businesses are also the largest employer nationally. This means that in our communities they provide the most jobs to residents; by shopping with them you are encouraging creation of jobs for people in your community.

The benefits get even better when you consider environmental impacts. By buying local produce you are getting products that take a shorter journey to get to you; in other words it takes less fuel to go from the farm down the road than from another country. Also, local businesses are more likely to use local products themselves instead of spending money on the costly transportation of goods. Buy local – save the environment. 

So, why not? Shop local this Christmas!


Our Christmas Deal is here!

Christmas Deal Baby, it’s cold outside!

Warm yourself up with our new Christmas Deal! Grab any large hot drink and get yourself one of our hand made Brandy Mince Pies for just 40p! That’s a large Latte and a festive treat for just £2.20, bargain.

Please note that this is the Take-away price. A Large latte and mince pie to Eat-in is £2.41.

Im Dreaming of a Tasty Christmas…

Christmas TreatsWe’re feeling all festive over here at Grace’s! Here are some of our favourites from our range of Christmas treats.

Christmas Muffin: £1.25
Rum Truffle: 85p
Brandy Mince Pie: 90p
Gingerbread Santa: £1.25
Lemon Vodka Melts: 90

Visit us in store to see the rest of our tasty Christmas treats!
Please note that these are Take-Away prices. For Eat-in prices please ask a member of staff. 

Shanklin Christmas Festival Day

Festival DayShanklin Festival Day starts tomorrow with lots of things to do. Regent Street will be pedestrianized for the day. There will be many activities taking place such as a Father Christmas grotto, singers, bands, balloon modelers, a Punch and Judy show and much more. It should prove be to be a lovely day out for all the family. Just do not forget to come in and visit us at Graces Bakery Regent Street. We have a lunch meal deal as previously posted, and we have a Manager special on Some of our Christmas Cakes. Such as our Christmas Ginger Santa’s and Shortbread Snowmen. 

Graces Bakery Meal Deal

poster-page-001For as little as £3.25 you can get a delicious Grace’s Bakery lunch to take away or eat in one of our cosy cafes. Pick one of our selected hand-made sandwiches and enjoy fresh ingredients on a couple slices of Grace’s bread. Top it off with a daily-made doughnut and either a hot or canned drink.

If you’re feeling particularly peckish then you can make your sandwich a sub for just 50p more!

Now that’s tasty.

Take away prices: £3.25 (sandwich) £3.75 (sub)
Eat in prices: £4.23 (sandwich) £4.87 (sub)
Selected items only. Subject to availability.
Ask our staff for more details.