Charity Retail News Round-Up – week commencing 30.01.23

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


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2022 Charity Retail Award winners announced at last!

We were delighted to join charity retailers and suppliers in Birmingham last week to take part in the postponed charity retail awards. A full list of winners is listed here – and we were so humbled and thrilled to be included as Supplier of the Year (Category A). Thank you to everyone who voted for us – and congratulations to all the winners.

 The charity retail awards winners 2022 | Charity Retail Association

Charity Retail Awards: Supplier of the Year 2022 🏆 – YouTube

Charity Super.Mkt launch hits the headlines

We’ve loved seeing all the news about the launch of the Charity Super.Mkt pop up in Brent Cross – and all the associated press about charity shops that it’s helped to generate too. Including a great article in The Telegraph, featuring our very own Jayne Cartwright. 

Here’s just some of the fabulous coverage from the last week:

Ho charity stores lost their dusty image to become top of the shops | Telegraph

Brent Cross: Charity department store opens in ‘UK first’ | BBC News

Resale therapy: charities reinvent former Topshop to take on Depop and eBay | Retail industry | The Guardian

The UK’s first charity-shop department store has opened in Brent Cross | Timeout

Charity shop superstore opens in Brent Cross, London | LondonWorld

First multi-charity retail store opens in London |Civil Society



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

Charity retail community engagement – events, social media & telling your story | Charity Retail Learning

Tips for spotting valuable furniture

If it’s a good tip for the flippers – it’s a good tip for the retailers too! Some helpful pointers here on what to look out for when assessing the value of furniture

How to tell if your charity shop find is worth thousands | NationalWorld

ThredUp x commercial retailers – stepping up to the resale market

More news from the US on how commercial retailers are moving into the resale space 

How ThredUp is growing its retailer resale business | Modern Retail



Introduction to ecommerce | Charity Retail Learning

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The Charity Retail Consultancy helps charity retailers and other non-profits (including museums and galleries) develop their retail operation, improve their product offer and people, and improve their profitability.

The Charity Retail Learning provides online & face to face training developed by charity retailers, for charity retailers. We work in partnership with the Charity Retail Association to deliver Charity Retail Learning to their members and beyond.

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