Supermarket textile bank meeting

You’re invited: Meeting on stock generation and supermarkets

As the voice of our sector, we understand that stock is our member’s lifeblood and without a reliable flow of donations, charity shops across the country could not do business.

Supermarkets have long provided car park space for textile collection banks and bins to be used by local charities to stock their shops.  However, it has been brought to our attention by several members that these relationships with large chains are becoming more difficult.

Examples include, giving all space to one national partner, costs of fly tipping being passed onto the charity, and lack of transparent tendering.

To understand this problem in further depth, and to see what joint action the sector might be able to take, we have organised a meeting for charity retailers at our offices at the end of the month.  Full details are as follow:

30 January 2019: 1400 – 1600
Charity Retail Association Boardroom
356 Holloway Road, Islington, London, N7 6PA

If you’re are a Charity Retail Association member and would like to take part please email matt@charityretail.org.uk to confirm your attendance.

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