Latest charity retail news

New data findings support our belief that charity shops are for everyone
We believe that charity shops are used and loved by everyone in the United Kingdom, and not just by one demographic. However, we have to myth bust charity shops regularly, and here’s two we come acr
Sarah Coles, Simon Dodd, and John Egan elected to Charity Retail Association Board of Directors
We are pleased to announce the results of the recently-held Director elections with Sarah Coles, Simon Dodd, and John Egan successful from a lengthy field of candidates. Three board places were availa
Textile recycling: the Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) forum
As regular readers of this blog will know, we are involved with the Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) forum, looking at ways to promote the very best standards in the textile recycling and rag
CEO Robin Osterley in Wales: Cross Party Group on Small Shops
Yesterday (4 July), in further proof of our commitment to the whole of the UK, I was at the National Assembly of Wales to attend the launch of the report of the Supporting Entrepreneurship Inquiry, co
Welsh Assembly cross party group on small shops meeting
We are a national organisation, promoting the social value generated by charity shops across the UK.  Therefore, towards the end of 2017 we were keen to get involved with an influential committee of
2018 Charity Retail Awards winners
Young Volunteer of the Year Drew Harding (Barnardo’s, Aberdeen) Volunteer of the Year Moira Jackman (The Air Ambulance Service) Retail Staff Member of the Year Emma-Jayne Parker (St Barnabas Lincoln
All you need to know: our Conference, Exhibition and Awards
The Charity Retail Association Conference, Exhibition, and Awards opens this evening (24 June) to Tuesday (26 June). If you're coming along, we hope you find the following links helpful: Conference an
High streets and town centres in 2030
The Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee is a cross-party group of MPs who oversee the work of the Department for Local Government. They are currently conducting an inquiry on
Scope celebrates ‘green’ success with UKWSL as landfill diversion rate hits 98 per cent
A successful partnership between leading disability charity Scope and waste management broker UKWSL, has seen an impressive 98 per cent of waste generated by their 200 high street retail stores divert