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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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Retail

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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Retail

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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Retail

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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Retail

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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Retail

Charity Retail Strategies in 2021

There is renewed hope in the UK that the rollout of a vaccination will bring about an end to the covid-19 lockdowns and that life will begin to return to something approaching normal. But what will this mean for the
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COVID-19

Peak Season Trading in a Covid World

With the second lockdown now in place across England, it would be quite easy to focus on furloughing the team and then arranging to re-open your shops in exactly the same way we did back in the summer. However, this
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Retail

Seasonal Changeovers

Seasonal change has always been a huge part of the retail calender. Fashion retailers have four seasonal changes a year coinciding with the changing of the actual seasons, which is normally proceeded by a sale. This is all common knowledge.
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