Chinese cities and provinces are using time-limited digital coupons provided through popular apps such as WeChat and Alipay to encourage residents to spend in local shops.
Local retail associations can organise an extended neighbourhood retail and restaurant sale to get locals spending again, perhaps with coupons.
To provide cafes and bars with more space with maintaining social distancing, the city of Vilnius is making plazas and streets available.
Major retailers, like Walmart and Aldi, can support local businesses by providing dedicated shelf space and in-store promotions.
In the Belgian city of Leuven a contactless vending machine for local fresh produce is being trialled to compensate for the closure of local farmers' markets
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