Charity Retail News Round-Up – Week Commencing 30.05.22


🏳️‍🌈 For the month of June we are running a Charity Shop Pride Window Competition. Share your shop’s Pride display and have a chance of being one of the 3 winners ay the end of the month. Full details here: Pride Month Window Competition | LinkedIn 🏳️‍🌈

 

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.

Charity Shops Survey 2022 opens | Civil Society

 

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.

What the pandemic digital revolution means for charity shops | Third 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.

How to host sustainable party for Queen’s celebrations and combat ‘plastic hell’ | iNews

 

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.

Inspire revamps its thrift shops | Times of Malta

Recommended:

Space management – making the most of your shop floor | Charity Retail Learning

Visual Merchandising | Charity Retail Learning

 

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.

Wrexham woman named a ‘volunteering champion’ for her work | Leader Live

 

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.

Top tips for finding thrifty charity shop bargains as the cost of living grips | Chronicle Live

Recommended: The Charity Shop Gift Card | The Charity Retail Consultancy

 

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The Charity Retail Learning provides online & face to face training developed by charity retailers, for charity retailers. We work in partnership with the Charity Retail Association to deliver Charity Retail Learning to their members and beyond.

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