Charity Retail News Round-Up – Week Commencing 30.05.22
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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’re also now going to 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:
Charity Shops Survey 2022
Civil Society’s Charity Shop Survey is now open. This survey is a key benchmarking tool for our sector – the more charities take part, the more useful it is. Make sure you submit data – and you’ll receive a free copy of the survey when it’s published.
Zoe Amar: What the pandemic digital revolution means for charity shops
In this article our friend the wonderful Zoe Amar discusses the effects of the pandemic on charity shops and the importance of selling online for the charity retail sector.
More from Zoe: Social media for charity shops | Charity Retail Learning
Recommended: Introduction to ecommerce | Charity Retail Learning
Platinum Jubilee ideas: How to host sustainable party for Queen’s celebrations and combat ‘plastic hell’
With the long weekend starting tomorrow and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on Friday many people across the UK are preparing for parties and celebrations. This article details some of the advice given by The Reuse Network to cut down on needless waste and keep the celebrations eco-friendly.
Inspire revamps its thrift shops
Inspire Foundation Malta have overseen a fresh refurbishment and restructure of all of their stores and charity retail operation. They hope that these changes will appeal more to a wider audience and provide a more traditional retail experience for shoppers. It will be interesting to see how these changes effect their performance in the future and how their changes can help other stores in the sector.
Wrexham woman named a ‘volunteering champion’ for her work
In honour of Volunteer Week this article shows a ‘Volunteer Champion’ from Wrexham and her work to help out in her community. Article like these shows the importance and effect that one volunteer can have in helping important causes.
Top tips for finding thrifty charity shop bargains as the cost of living grips
As the cost of living crisis continues to effect people across the UK and the world this article details top tips for optimising your charity retail experience, including the British Red Cross’s Give and Gain loyalty card. Charity Shops remain a key element in providing affordable and sustainable clothes, goods, and other items for people worldwide.
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