Charity Retail News Round-Up – week commencing 13.03.23

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

2023 Charity Retail Awards

It feels like the blink of an eye since we celebrated the best of our sector at the postponed awards for 2022 – and here we are again, with nominations open for this year’s accolades. If you need help crafting the perfect nomination, get in touch to see how we can help  

Charity Retail Awards 2023 are GO!! | Charity Retail Association

Charity Shop Girl scoops Most Fashionable Mama award

Whilst we’re on the subject of awards, we want to say huge congratulations to our friend Jen – aka Charity Shop Girl – on receiving Most Fashionable Mama at the Glomama awards. Very well deserved!



Charity Shopping with Jen, the Charity Shop Girl | YouTube

Guide released on how to make the most from your book donations

Our friends at Shopiago have produced a helpful guide on processing books – and how they can help with bulk collections. You can read more about it and download the guide here 

Making the most from your book donations – Guest blog by Shopiago | The Charity Retail Consultancy

Royal Trinity Hospice take sustainability even further

A great example from Royal Trinity Hospice on how to really commit to sustainability in all elements of a charity retail operation

Royal Trinity Hospice shops take commitment to sustainability one step further | Local News | News | Clapham Nub News



We’re saving the planet! Using Visual Merchandising to tell your sustainability story | Charity Retail Learning

Donation days initiative 

Our friends at Isabel Hospice are fabulous innovators – and their Tonnes of Care campaign is a great example. This article features a fab partnership that’s yielded some fantastic results already

Isabel Hospice donation days at the Dutch Marketplace | Welwyn Hatfield Times

Merger builds strength for Responsible and Haru

New developments in Northern Ireland as these two businesses join forces

Circularity platform Responsible acquires re-commerce provider Haru | Fashion United

Cats Protection brings positive vibes to Penrith

Lovely to see such a positive story around the new Cats Protection shop in Penrith. Focusing on a great shopping environment, sustainability – and creating jobs for local people who’d been made redundant after mainstream retailers in the town had closed, this ticks all the boxes. We wish them lots of success.

New charity shop set to open in Penrith – Cumberland and Westmorland Herald



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

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