Charity Retail News Round-Up – week commencing 06.11.23

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

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Here’s our pick from the past 7 days

Charity Super.Mkt

The Charity Super.Mkt is returning to London with a new pop-up shop over the holiday season. The roaring success of the project has helped promote a new kind of multi-store charity shop for the modern shopper.

Charity Super.Mkt to open West London pop up | UK Fundraising


London isn’t getting all the love as the Charity Super.Mkt has also spread to Manchester establishing the area’s first department charity shop! It has been wonderful watching this project grow and spread and we hope to continue to see it’s success and everything it means for our industry

Manchester department charity shop Charity Super.Mkt is massive success | I Love Manchester


Recommended Course:

Planning & Running a Charity Pop-up Shop – Charity Retail Learning

Charity Shopping & Cost of Living

As the cost of living crisis continues and we move ever closer to Christmas, more and more people are finding Charity Shopping as a good way to save some cash. Both of the following articles explore the trends of shoppers and the movement towards charity shops, featuring our friends from Mind and the CRA.

Shoppers turning to charity shops due to the cost-of-living crisis, research suggests | Civil Society  

Charity urges people to shop second hand this Christmas to save money | Nation.Cymru


Christmas Visual Merchandising

Christmas in charity shops is always a special and exciting time. But do you know how to really make an impact to ensure all your party outfits, decorations, gifts and seasonal items make as much money as possible for your charity?

It’s important to plan how your shop will be merchandised so you maximise sales. In this 90-minute session Kat will take you through the key areas to focus on and provide visual merchandising tips and ideas to create exciting festive displays.

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Communities Make Charities, Charities Make Communities

An amazing story from St Barnabas Hospice in Lincolnshire raising £6500! A fantastic example of how engaging with the community and holding in store events can produce great results.

Sustainable Shoppers Raise Over £6,500 For Hospice Care In Lincolnshire | Charity Today News


Another example of a successful local event in store, from St Wilfrid’s Hospice.

Chichester hospice celebrates second hand fashion by hosting their own charity shop fashion show | Sussex Express


Recommended Course:

Charity retail community engagement – events, social media & telling your story – Charity Retail Learning

Ultimate Guide To Charity Shopping

Top tips for charity shop shopping – why not share your thoughts with your customers via blogs, social media, and press releases. Reaching new audiences and communties online

The ultimate guide to charity shopping | Happiful

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