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Charity Shops Survey 2018 opens

29 May 2018 News

The twenty-seventh Charity Shops Survey questionnaire is now available and we would be grateful for your participation.

To take part in this year's survey, sponsored by the Charity Retail Association, please download the questionnaire (available in either Excel or PDF format) and return your completed responses by 13 July.

Click here to download the Excel questionnaire.

Click here to download PDF questionnaire.

Last year 76 charities, which between them have over 6,700 shops, took part. It showed a halt to 14 years of growth in shop numbers, as no more shops were opened than closed, while wages and rent prices increased and profits fell for the second year running.

This year’s survey will track whether these trends continue, as well as finding out more about how charities are responding to a growth in rag price, whether charity shops are moving away from the high street, whether specialist boutique shops are growing in popularity, and whether charity retail is moving online.

Now in its 27th year, the Charity Shops Survey provides essential benchmarking information and analysis of key charity retail trends and performance figures. Over the years it has served as an invaluable source of information for charities, retailers, supporters, and analysts alike.

The survey results will be published in October by Charity Finance and Fundraising Magazine and will also be available here at

If you would like to see how your results will be presented in the published survey, please tick the box at the start of the questionnaire.

To purchase the 2017 survey click here.


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