UK charity shops sales suffer despite lockdown 'decluttering'

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' ———

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