DID you know? The next Totally Locally shopping initiative is being launched this weekend.
The third in the series of shopping schemes is hitting Cheadle town centre on Saturday, August 9, coinciding with the monthly Farmers' Market.
It follows last month's 'Magic Tenner' and June's 'Fiver Fest', which saw town centre shops putting special offers on for shoppers to entice them into using their local independent retailers more.
This 'Did You Know?' initiative invites shoppers to find out interesting facts about their local independent retailers by giving businesses the opportunity to promote their otherwise unknown services, goods and wares.
Marc Briand, co-ordinator for Cheadle Totally Locally, said: "Since the launch in June, when we gave out loads of Totally Locally bags, balloons and badges, we have been doing something every month to build up awareness about the scheme and get people thinking more about what their independent businesses offer.
"It's all about getting people to appreciate their local shops and businesses more and look at the way they shop differently.
"'Fiver Fest' was a real success with people seeking out the wide range of things on offer and they kept going back again.
"Also for 'Fiver Fest' we did a street map so people could clearly see the town and which businesses had offers on.
"'Did You Know?' is all about independent businesses promoting themselves and letting people know what they do.
"A lot of local shops offer really good services which complement their main line of business, but they don't always think to promote them as well, often on the assumption that people know what they do.
"So if people want to come into town on Saturday onwards they might get a surprise and find out something about their local businesses they didn't know about before."