Why Shop Local

Shop local. You hear it all the time. But what does it really mean and why does it matter? The next time you visit our Manahawkin health food store, you can feel confident your purchases do the following:

1. Strengthen local economy. When you shop at locally owned, independent businesses like Pangaea, more money is kept in the area, which strengthens our region’s tax base. Local businesses like ours purchase from other local businesses (like farms and health food vendors) which also bolsters local economy.

2. Non-profits receive greater support. Local business owners support local non-profits substantially more than non-locally owned businesses (up to 350% more!).

3. Local businesses showcase character. Every local business has a personality to it, unlike big box or chain stores. Tourism benefits when visitors notice the differences in an area, not the sameness.

4. Reduced environment impact. Local businesses like ours require less transportation to receive merchandise. This means a smaller carbon footprint as well as less resource depletion and pollution.

5. More jobs, better jobs. Local businesses employ! Small local businesses remain the largest employers nationally.

6. Customer service is better. Local businesses hire people with a specific knowledge base. They’re not just looking to fill a position but find a right fit. This means higher quality customer service for our customers.

7. Local businesses invest locally. People who own local businesses tend to live in the area and invest in the community’s future on a daily basis.

4. Reduced environment impact. Local businesses like ours require less transportation to receive merchandise. This means a smaller carbon footprint as well as less resource depletion and pollution.

5. More jobs, better jobs. Local businesses employ! Small local businesses remain the largest employers nationally.

6. Customer service is better. Local businesses hire people with a specific knowledge base. They’re not just looking to fill a position but find a right fit. This means higher quality customer service for our customers.

7. Local businesses invest locally. People who own local businesses tend to live in the area and invest in the community’s future on a daily basis.

8. Taxes are put to good use. Local businesses like ours require less infrastructure investment and add more to the tax base as well as make more efficient use of public services.

9. Diversity and competition. When small businesses thrive, other businesses compete. This ensures innovation and lower prices over the long run.

10. Entrepreneurial investment. Economic research shows that entrepreneurs are more likely to invest and settle in communities with character and one-of-a-kind businesses.

Pangaea Naturals

Hours

Mon – Fri:  10am – 7pm
Sat: 10am – 5pm
Sun: 10am – 3pm

Location

657 East Bay Avenue
Unit 11 at the Manahawkin Mart
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
609-597-0017

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