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Lets Let the Numbers Speak for Themselves

Shopping locally versus choosing national brands can have various advantages, and the decision often depends on personal preferences, values, and specific circumstances. Here are just some reasons why some people prefer to shop locally:

  1. Supporting the Local Economy:

  • By choosing local businesses, you contribute directly to the growth and sustainability of your community. Local businesses often recirculate a higher percentage of revenue back into the local economy, supporting jobs and other businesses.

  1. Personalized Service:

  • Local businesses often provide more personalized and attentive customer service. Local shop owners may have a better understanding of their customers' needs and preferences, leading to a more tailored shopping experience.

  1. Unique and Handcrafted Products:

  • Local businesses may offer unique, handmade, or locally produced products that you might not find in national chains. This can be appealing to those who appreciate craftsmanship and want something distinctive.

  1. Environmental Impact:

  • Shopping locally can reduce the carbon footprint associated with transportation. Local products often require less energy and resources to reach consumers, contributing to lower emissions and environmental impact.

  1. Community Connection:

  • Supporting local businesses fosters a sense of community. Local business owners are often active members of the community, participating in local events and initiatives, which can strengthen the social fabric of the area.

  1. Preservation of Local Culture:

  • Local businesses may reflect the unique character and culture of a region. These establishments can contribute to preserving local traditions and heritage, offering products and services that align with regional preferences.

  1. Job Creation:

  • Local businesses are important sources of employment within a community. Supporting them helps create and sustain job opportunities for local residents.

But, what most people are concerned about is cost, let's take a look at the comparison table below that compares our pricing to a national brand and an another "local" brand in the Pittsburgh Area.


Pittsburgh Spice

Generic Brand A - National Brand

Generic Brand B - Local Brand

Ground Black Pepper

$0.68 / ounce

$1.26 / ounce

$4.25 / ounce

Italian Seasoning

$0.72 / ounce

$3.58 / ounce

$4.97 / ounce

Crushed Red Pepper

$0.65 / ounce

$1.34 / ounce

$4.13 / ounce

Montreal Steak

$0.45 / ounce

$0.73 / ounce

$2.49 / ounce (Chicago Steak Seasoning)

I can write paragraphs on the information in the table above, but the numbers honestly speak for themselves.

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You can also call any of our customer service representatives at 1-412-288-5036



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