Charity Retail News Round-Up – Week Commencing 14.3.22

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.

Here’s our pick from the past 7 days:

News from Oxfam on their ecommerce and retail strategies

Oxfam is overhauling its retail operations in a bid to reach more online customers and supporters around the world.

Oxfam announces retail strategy overhaul to boost online focus | UK Fundraising


Barnardo’s second superstore opens in Bradford

We know that lots of you loved the look of this Barnardo’s store from the response to the pictures we shared on our LinkedIn page. Here’s the full story:

Barnardo’s opens superstore at Bradford Forster Square Shopping Park | BBC 


A different kind of charity retail

We were delighted to see our friends at Age UK Sheffield open their cafe in Hillsborough Park in Sheffield this week after many years planning and working on it. We wish them every success in their new venture.

Age UK Sheffield’s Old Coach House cafe set to open after £1 million renovation | The Star


Plans to restrict disposal of unsold goods in Scotland

This proposed ban from the Scottish Government on disposing of unsold, durable goods could mean charity retailers benefit from new stock sources.

Destruction of unsold goods could be banned in Scotland | BBC News (ampproject)


Raising money, delivering services

This new shop from Lotus Sanctuary shows how charity shops can be so much more than a shopping experience 

New hub ready to help empower people and raise funds | expressandstar


ForSight open their first store in Omagh, Northern Ireland today. ForSight are the sister organisation of NCBI who already operate over 130 shops in the Republic of Ireland.

ForSight unveiled as Northern Ireland’s newest chain of charity shops | msn


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