Charity Retail News Round-Up – week commencing 29.8.22

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 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

The Charity Retail Marketeer

We’re introducing a brand new service to our Consultancy.

The Charity Retail Marketeer will be bringing you charity retail specific support on all things marketing related. And to make sure we’re offering you exactly what you need, we’ve set up a quick survey to gather your ideas.

It only takes a couple of minutes to complete – and one lucky respondent will win our brand new Charity Retail Marketing Essentials course.

The Good Store

Our friends at Groundwork London recently opened a sustainable department store on South Molton St, London. The store is a whole new concept, offering sustainable products – either secondhand, upcycled or ethically and sustainably made. Traid are partnering with Groundwork to bring a curated clothing offer to the store. Definitely worth checking out! 

Sustainable department store The Good Store opens in London – Retail Gazette

CRL course: Green Credentials for Charity Retailers

Have you got your collectables pricing right? 

TV auctioneer, Charles Hanson, is finding underpriced treasures for sale in charity shops and sharing them with his followers on Twitter. Great to drive people into our shops – but not so great if we don’t recognise those donations that have greater value. His Twitter account is definitely worth following to help grow your knowledge of antiques and collectables

TV auctioneer shares which £1.50 charity shop finds are worth £100 – Daily Record

Volunteers needed….. 

We’re all feeling the pinch volunteer wise, since the pandemic. This article shows how the Home Start Aberdeen charity shop supports really vital services in these challenging times, but is being limited due to lack of volunteers. It’s really important to consider fresh ways of attracting volunteers to our sector – with the general interest in sustainability and Secondhand September about to start, now is a great time to get those messages out there

‘We need YOU’: More volunteers needed to meet charity shop demand (

CRL courses: Volunteer Recruitment & Volunteer Induction &  Recognition

Salvation Army joins the superstore movement

Another fabulous superstore opened this week -this time from the Salvation Army in Redcar. This article not only focuses on the shop opening, but how it can help people struggling with the cost of living crisis – and appealing for stock. All great messages to be getting out now.

From furniture to clothing: The huge new charity shop hoping to help with the cost of living crisis – Teesside Live (

CRL: Right Shop, right stock

Conference is almost here!

The highlight of the year – the Charity Retail Association Conference is just a few weeks away. Have you booked your place yet? It already has more delegates attending than ever before, so don’t miss out on being there. Booking closes on Monday 5th September.

 We’re thrilled that our friend & Tik Tok sensation Jen – aka Charity Shop Girl – will be co-hosting the award ceremony too. See you there!

Charity retail conference and exhibition 2022 – Charity Retail Association


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