The Association of Charity Shops to change name to the Charity Retail Association

Move aims to reflect a more modern approach

  • This story has been clarified – see final paragraph

The Association of Charity Shops is changing its name to the Charity Retail Association.

Members of the organisation voted to change the name at its annual conference held at Keele University earlier this month.

David Cryer, chair of the association, said: "A lot of retail now includes e-commerce through websites such as Amazon and eBay. The concept of shops is something we want to move away from, in line with a more modern approach."

Cryer said the name had been chosen from a shortlist presented to members at the conference. He said a full rebrand, including a new logo and fonts, would be unveiled "in a few weeks".

  • The Association of Charity Shops has asked us to make it clear that it is not moving away from shops, but embracing other channels in addition to the core shop operation.

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