Charity Retail News Round-Up – Week Commencing 20.07.22

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.

We’re also now going to 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

Sales on the up as a response to cost of living crisis

Research shows increasing numbers of people turning to second hand shopping to save money – and sales of 22% up on pre-covid levels for the Salvation Army have been reported as a result. Along with similar increases for Barnardo’s, Marie Curie, Age UK, Oxfam, TRAID, and Save the Children

Charity shops reveal surge in interest with sales 22% higher than pre-pandemic due to cost of living crisis | iNews

Huge fashion donation for Rowcroft Hospice

This is brilliant news for Rowcroft Hospice who will be able to sell these goods across their chain of shops

Fashion queen Sally donates entire stock to Rowcroft | Torbay Weekly



Gift Aid training for shop teams | Charity Retail Learning

SVP “Retail Olympics”

We love the idea of the Retail Olympics run by SVP Ireland – a great way to engage and motivate your teams

Vincent’s charity shops return to Louth with three national awards | Independent



Charity retail community engagement | Charity Retail Learning

Charity shop phone box!

How’s this for a teeny tiny shop floor?! This is a great idea from Sibling Support – and can be used to signpost customers to larger shops too. Lots of phone boxes are becoming repurposed as all kinds of things nowadays – why not see if you can get one in your neighbourhood too? 

‘Tiniest’ charity shop in Norfolk plan for red phone box | Eastern Daily Press



Space management | Charity Retail Learning

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