Charity Retail News Round-Up – week commencing 20.03.23

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

Increase in charity retail shoppers over the winter

The Charity Retail Association shared more good news this week, with  a 9.1 per cent increase in the average number of transactions per day in charity shops compared to 2021. You can read more about it here

Charity shops see boost in shoppers over the winter | Tenby Today

Are you taking part in the Big Help Out?

This is a great opportunity to promote volunteering in your retail operation – make sure you keep in touch with what’s happening. More info on this is also available from the Charity Retail Association

The Big Help Out app is here – how you can get involved in the Coronation celebrations | Cheshire Live



Volunteer Recruitment – how to develop, implement & review an effective volunteer recruitment plan | Charity Retail Learning

Vinyl resurgence – are you aware of the value of your vinyl?

Vinyl is a great seller again – and especially in charity shops. This Big Issue article highlights the joys of secondhand vinyl. 

Are you using Discogs to value your vinyl? It’s a fab site and a great source of pricing info

Charity shop vinyl tells the story of our musical journey | The Big Issue

H&M Selling PreLoved via ThredUp

Greart to see another mainstream retailer like H&M working with ThredUp and moving into the preloved market:

Inside H&M’s Strategy to Become a More Sustainable Organization | My Total Retail



Introduction to ecommerce | Charity Retail Learning

You saw WHAT in a charity shop…..?!!

When you have your coffee break, why not have a romp around the curious things that end up in charity shops with examples from Oxfam, Air Ambulance, Barnardo’s, Severn Hospice, Sue Ryder, Goodwill, and many more (WARNING – some of them are a bit saucy!)

And don’t forget there’s an award for the most unusual donated item, so get your entries in!

50 Random And Unhinged Things People Gave To Charity Shops That Confused Or Cracked Buyers Up | Bored Panda



Right stock, right shop – how to effectively stock your shops | Charity Retail Learning

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