Charity Retail News Round-Up – week commencing 21.11.22
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
Good news for charity shops
We’ve all seen how sales are rising across the sector – this piece in Third Sector (you may have to register for free to the site to read it) invites Jonathan Mail from the CRA to tell us why. Good to hear from Barnarado’s too on their current retail journey – and the Charity Shop gift Card – perfect for Christmas!
And this BBC article from a couple of weeks ago tells the same story;
Keeping the wheels turning – efficiently
Here’s a fab read from Tim Gebauer – one of our favorite thrifters from the US. Tim tells us about keeping our back rooms clear, clean & efficient – great advice!
Anti Black Friday movement
Charity retailers are in a fantastic position to buck the consumerist Black Friday trend – and here’s evidence that other mainstream retailers are starting to turn the table on this OTT practice. How could you make the most of the day to promote how great value doesn’t have to be unsustainable?
Top shopping tips for Northern Ireland
A really thorough roundup of all the best places to pick up a bargain in Northern Ireland
Spotlight on digital
Secondhand furniture trends from the US
Good to see a focus on furniture in this piece on resale trends from the US
St Teresa’s Hospice opens antique shop
Lovely to hear about this new specialist shop in Darlington – supported by Peter Robinson from Bargain Hunt fame. We wish them every success
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