Shoppers mob Royston to boost profits as part of Small Business Saturday
PUBLISHED: 12:14 08 December 2014 | UPDATED: 09:28 09 December 2014
An Italian deli was the chosen target of Royston shoppers at a cash mob event on Saturday.
Eager customers flocked to Avellino’s on High Street to spend their five pound notes as part of Small Business Saturday – a nationwide campaign to celebrate independent retailers.
The event attracted more than 25 customers – including East and North Herts MP Sir Oliver Heald – after seven-year-old Blake Matthews from Royston chose the deli from a shortlist of three.
Avellino’s manager Sabino Russo said he was delighted with the boost to his business.
He said: “We’re pleased to have people appreciating good food sourced directly from Italy. The local recognition is nice.”
The two runners-up were Mia Caro and Knibbs Meat Safe.
Chris Lee, who organised the cash mob for the fourth time, said: “It is good to see an even broader spectrum of new people becoming involved. The venture not only makes more of the local population aware of some of the wonderful independent stores in the town, but also enables feedback on customer’s feelings about the stores.
“I would personally like to thank all retailers, and cash mob members for making the effort to boost business in Royston town centre.”