Surge in donations during pandemic but likes of Oxfam and Barnardo’s report drop in income
Britain’s charity shops are struggling with sales declines of as much as one-third, despite enjoying bumper stock levels – and offering huge savings – following a surge in donations after households “decluttered” during lockdown.
Oxfam, which has 595 shops, said that money coming through its tills is down by 32% on a like-for-like basis compared to last year. The British Heart Foundation (BHF), which has around 740 shops, said income is currently down around 20%, with Barnardo’s and Cancer Research UK saying they are suffering similar declines.
Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: UK charity shops sales suffer despite lockdown 'decluttering' ———