One of the key benefits of being a CRA charity member is getting access to regular, exclusive charity retail market analysis and benchmarking reports. These reports are free to all charity members, offering information that cannot be found anywhere else on a range of subjects.

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Our Quarterly Market Analysis benchmarking reports cover sales, Gift Aid, transactions, shop numbers, factors affecting income, shop collection prices, and more! They allow you to benchmark your performance against similar sized charities.

This research is critical to supporting our lobbying and media work on behalf of the charity retail sector. However, we can only produce these member-exclusive reports thanks to our members’ participation filling in the surveys that inform the reports.

The more survey participants, the stronger the data, and the more influence we have to help you – our members.

Latest survey period ended Friday 26 January. Watch this space for the next survey period covering Jan – March 2024, when you will be able to access it from our members’ area Research page (log in required).

We are looking for a Research Programme sponsor for 2024

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In a recent poll it was found that Research was the number one CRA service priority for members. They recognise the fundamental difference strong data makes to our lobbying activity and positive change for charity retail.

Would you like to align your company values with meaningful and exclusive research in a sustainable sector?

Contact Anna Pashley for more information on what the package looks like at

To access our latest reports and find out more about our Research Programme, please log in to the charity members’ area.