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Idaho shops on Small Business Saturday

Larson’s (left) and Irwin Drug (right) were two of the places to be in Grangeville on Small Business Saturday. Both businesses seemed to have a slew of people shopping throughout the day.

Photo by Lorie Palmer
Larson’s (left) and Irwin Drug (right) were two of the places to be in Grangeville on Small Business Saturday. Both businesses seemed to have a slew of people shopping throughout the day.



During the weekend, Small Business Saturday completed its eighth anniversary as shoppers across the country supported the local businesses that make our communities thrive. In Idaho, excitement was particularly strong, at spa, nail salons and hair salons which stood out as the type of businesses visited most on Small Business Saturday compared to the national average.

These results and more are from the 2017 Small Business Saturday 50-State Survey, released today by American Express and the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB).

Relative to the national average, shoppers in Colorado, Hawaii, and Vermont reported pet stores as the type of small business frequented the most; while shoppers in Illinois, Massachusetts, and New York reported visiting a bakery the most; and shoppers in Georgia, Idaho, Texas reported visiting spas, nail salons or hair salons the most.

On the national level, American Express and NFIB also conducted the 2017 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey, which found that 108 million shopped on Small Business Saturday this year—with 35 percent reporting that they shopped online alone on Nov. 25.

Neighboring Idaho state most popular places to shop included restaurant/bars and pubs for Montana; plant/nursery stores in Washington; hardware and paint stores for Wyoming; book stores for Oregon; and in Utah, pet stores/groomers.



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