Charity Retail News Round-Up – week commencing 27.03.23

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

Charity Super.Mkt opens in Reading

It’s wonderful to see the next stop on the pop up tour of this brilliant collaboration – once again charities are working together to make a massive impact in a traditionally mainstream retail environment. 

UK’s second multi-charity shop opens after London outlet raises £370,000 | Civil Society

Service delivery from charity shops

Do you deliver any part of your services via your shops? Retail is a great way to widen access to the work your charity does and makes the most of the space and resources you already have. We love this example from the US of Out of the Closet Thrift stores – a HIV charity that offers free HIV testing from its shops. (And what a great name for the chain too! Love it!)

Out of the Closet Thrift Stores | Facebook

Gumtree focusing on sustainability

Looks like Gumtree is raising its game – interesting to read it’s partnering with a charity, We wonder if this will be something it does more of in future – perhaps introducing a charity sellers programme, like ebay or Depop? Worth keeping an eye out.

The Drum | How Gumtree Plans To Change Perceptions Of Shopping Secondhand To Save The Planet



Introduction to ecommerce | Charity Retail Learning

Charity Retail Association members to get 10% discount on all Charity Retail Learning courses

From 1st April, if you’re a member of the CRA, you’ll automatically receive 10% off all CRL courses. Whether you buy one or two courses only or take up the fantastic subscription offer that gives you access to the entire suite of learning at a fraction of the price – you’ll get the same level of discount. Contact the CRA for your coupon code if you’re already a member – or find out more about how to join if you’re not.    

Charity Retail Learning

Don’t forget to enter into the charity retail awards!

Closing date for entries is April 21st – make sure you’re shouting about all the brilliant things you do at your charity. 

Charity Retail Awards 2023 | Charity Retail Association

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