New website for local retail in corona times

Ghent has launched the new website kooplokaal.gent that bundles online retail initiatives.

It is beyond dispute that these are extremely difficult times for local entrepreneurs. That is why the City of Ghent urges to buy locally. Entrepreneurs will also find information and tips that will help them during the corona crisis on the renewed PuurGent website.

Webshops and takeaway services

The SME organization PuurGent has set up a website that gathers all existing initiatives and platforms around local purchasing and takeaway. In recent days, many creative entrepreneurs have been hard at work creating online platforms to adapt existing concepts. With Kooplokaal.gent, the City wants to support these local stakeholders and encourage its inhabitants to buy from webshops and use take away services. Relevant SMEs can register via an online form.

Visitors get a handy overview of local web shops and where they can pick up food in their area. They can also buy all kinds of gift certificates. All initiatives are bundled on this website. Buying locally is now the message more than ever

Sofie Bracke , Sofie Bracke, Alderman for Economy and Chair of PuurGent

Central point for questions and tips

In these difficult times, the City of Ghent also wants to support Ghent entrepreneurs and self-employed in the best possible way on a practical level. Although many try to be creative, the impact of the corona measures is and will be significant. All useful information was collected on the PuurGent website. Self-employed people can find federal, Flemish and Ghent support measures in a handy overview, get tips on how to do business creatively during these times, find frequently asked questions, and so on.

More info: Mail to puurgent@stad.gent