Jersey

Jersey's small shops 'should club together on freight'

Jersey's small businesses and corner shops should club together to save money on freight costs, the island's chamber of commerce told BBC Jersey.

David Warr from the chamber said local companies often did not help each other out to keep freight charges down.

He said they could work together on the costs of carrying freight from the UK instead of each individually paying for half empty containers.

He added that local shops needed to make more of being unique.

He said the island's shops should emphasise their independence from the big retail chains by offering high levels of service to regular customers and not simply trying to compete on price.

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