Charity Retail News Round-Up – week commencing 03.04.23
Each week we share with you our pick of the best stories on charity retail, shopping secondhand and the circular economy from the UK, Ireland and around the world.
We also add links to relevant Charity Retail Learning courses associated with each article to help you implement some of the ideas we’re sharing
Here’s our pick from the past 7 days
Volunteering to combat loneliness
Here’s a great blog that Billy Farrell, Assistant Director of Retail from CHSS wrote for us about how volunteering in a charity shop in combating isolation and loneliness. Why not share it on your socials to help attract volunteers to your charity?
Gen Z shopping habits
An interesting article on the different shopping habits across the generations. Gen Zs are the most likely to shop secondhand online to save money, with 42% purchasing a pre-owned item digitally in the past year.
Increase in customers, decrease in donations?
Lots of charities are reporting record sales just now which is fabulous. But are you beginning to see a drop off in donations as people hold onto items for longer for sustainability and financial reasons – or are selling their goods privately online? This article from Canada tells us that the Salvation Army Thrift Stores there need more stock in the light of increased sales. Make sure you have a good plan in place for your stock acquisition to head off any challenges that might be on the horizon
British Heart Foundation research shows that 25% of UK wardrobes contain no preloved items
We’re doing great moving people over to buy preloved fashion – but we’re not there yet, as this survey from the BHF highlights
Tik Tokker window takeover
Lots of love online for this Tik Tokker who volunteered to re-dress charity shop windows in Brighton
If you want to make a real impact with your window displays, we have lots of options for you
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