Charity Retail News Round-Up – week commencing 16.01.23

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

Charity Super.Mkt launches on 27th Jan

Lots of you will have heard by now about the Wayne Hemingway x Traid collab that’s pulled together 10 charities to take part in a charity superstore at Brent Cross. It’s great to see everyone working together to raise income and awareness.

Contributing charities include Age UK, All Aboard, Barnardo’s, Cancer Research, Emmaus, Havens Hospice, SCT, Marie Curie, TRAID, and Shelter.

UK’s first multi-charity preloved pop-up fashion store to open at Brent Cross |



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

ThredUp – who are they and how do they work?

ThredUP is the world’s largest online thrift store – you may have seen the stats they produce, but how much do you really know about them? This article provides some great insight

How Does ThredUp Work? A Comprehensive Guide to Buying and Selling Secondhand Clothing | The Enlightened Mindset



Advanced Social Media Webinar | Charity Retail Learning

Latest celeb endorsement of shopping secondhand

It was great to see the story of Deboarh Meadon from Dragon’s Den talking about how she finds her best clothes in charity shops. Do you have a local celeb who maybe supports your charity, or who you’ve seen in your shops? It’s always worth asking if they can talk about their preloved finds to promote your charity.

Dragons’ Den legend Deborah Meaden gets her clothes in charity shops | Metro News

Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity celebrates success

It’s lovely to see this article from our friends at Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity – and they’ve cleverly used the good news to put out a request for stock too. What are you doing in your chain that you could share with the press and on social media? 

Record-breaking year for Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity shops. | Bucks Radio



Managing for success | Charity Retail Learning

Mastermind – how did you do?

We were shouting out the answers at the TV last week – were you?!

History of the charity shop to feature on BBC’s Celebrity Mastermind | UK Fundraising



Charity retail – history, trends and current statistics | Charity Retail Learning

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