Charity Retail News Round-Up – week commencing 27.02.23

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 – MK2!

Have you heard the news? Following its fantastically successful (and now extended) run at Brent Cross, Charity Super.Mkt is being rolled out to Reading. Check out the details here if you want to be involved:

Charity Super.mkt: Reading … we’re coming for you! | Charity Retail Association



Visual Merchandising | Charity Retail Learning

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

Mary’s Meals shops chain to close….

We were gutted to hear that Scottish charity, Mary’s Meals will be closing it’s shops later this year. Another victim of rising costs.

Mary’s Meals closing all its charity shops in Scotland | The Oban Times

…whilst Wales Air Ambulance begins its expansion

We’re delighted to see our friends at Wales Air Ambulance are opening a new store In Mold today – on St David’s Day. We wish them every success for this and their future plans – and Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus!

Mold: Wales Air Ambulance latest shop set to open on St David’s Day, 22 years after the charity first launched | Deeside

Leaving goods outside a charity shop is fly tipping 

An interesting article about fly tipping in Berkshire, highlighting that leaving donations outside charity shops could lead to a fine

Let’s scrap fly tipping | West Berkshire Council



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

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