Sales rise at charity shops

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A HOMELESS charity’s stores enjoyed a hike in sales last month, according to the latest figures.

Shelter Scotland’s retail arm of 34 shops saw turnover rise by 8.5 per cent, with a 7.7 per cent increase in like-for-like sales during the same period.

Allison Granham, manager of Shelter Scotland’s Forrest Road shop in Edinburgh, said: “We had good footfall in December and saw existing and new customers visiting the shop regularly. Nevertheless, stock remains the single most important issue facing our shop and charity retailers overall.”