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Reviewing your Retail Business

Charities should review their retail businesses every 5 years as best practice as the starting point for writing a retail strategy. This charity retail review can be carried out internally or by an external company, but if carried out internally
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Charity Retail future Second-hand clothing insight

Charity Retail future Second-hand clothing insight With second-hand clothing as the key category within charity retail shops, more are now being sold online. Recently there has been research which indicates that this key category is about to see considerable growth. 
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The Retail Strategy 2022 Checklist

After the strains of 2020 and 2021 most people are looking forward hopefully to some normality in 2022 but the landscape will inevitably be quite different to life before 2020. Our blog ‘The perfect storm’ sets out clearly the reasons
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The 2022 Perfect Storm

Is your charity retail business resilient enough for what’s approaching? In early-November, I spoke at the Hospice UK National Conference and was fortunate enough to share many insightful conversations with CEOs and Finance Directors about the year they’ve had and
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Charity Retail Ecommerce – The Glass Ceiling

The glass ceiling is a metaphor for the invisible barrier that prevents some people from rising to a higher level. The term is most often associated with the workplace and, more specifically, the career ladder. Crucially it refers to the
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Are Retail Vacancies Holding Your Charity Back?

The Office for National Statistics has revealed that the number of job vacancies rose by 290,000 between May and July from the previous three-month period, to 953,000. That’s the highest level since records were started. Whilst haulage and other driving
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Charity Retail – The Superstore Race

The Olympics might be over but there is another race that’s starting to seriously heat up. It’s official – when it comes to Charity Retail, the ‘Superstore Race’ is in full swing! Everyone knows within real estate, business, commercial retail,
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Let’s Talk Data

Economic downturns and uncertainty can be a time of considerable concern that make businesses batten down the hatches and wait for the storm to pass. Only when clearer skies are forecasted would they attempt to change accordingly. However, the most
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