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Wednesday 25 April 2012

Supersize Charity Shops Feed Rising Demand

According to a report by Local Data Company, 14 high street stores are closing in the UK every day. But despite this, there is success to be found in the unlikely form of the humble charity shop.

Their secret? Charity shops are embracing a new kind of model: the superstore.

No longer so humble, these branches of familiar donation-run stores are upscaling and creating what Sky News called "department store" style enterprises. Their success is more than evident, with sales reaching £200 million and 17,000 jobs helping our struggling employment level.

Sky News spoke to London campus professor Jeremy Baker about why this development is appealing to UK consumers. You can watch the video by clicking here.

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