Plea for small shops weekend push

AOL Money Staff
Chuka Umanna
Chuka Umanna

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Britain should adopt a US initiative to encourage shoppers to use small, local shops, shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna has suggested.

President Barack Obama visited an independent book shop on this year's Small Business Saturday, which has taken place on the first weekend after Thanksgiving in the US since 2010.