Monthly Archives: October 2012

Buxton Town Team – Christmas Shopping Crawl #IndieXmas by @BuxtonSpa

The Buxton Christmas Shopping Crawl is the first project to be undertaken by the newly formed Buxton Town Team.  The Town Team has emerged from the group that came together to apply for Buxton to be a Portas Pilot Town.  … Continue reading

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Supporting Independent Retailers at Christmas by @The_GA_UK #IndieXmas

This guest blog was supplied by Isabel Martinson, Chief Executive of The Giftware Association who are dedicated supporter of independent retailers in general and specifically of the “Celebrate an Independent Christmas” campaign. Often, when someone trots out the line, ‘The … Continue reading

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A Crafty Cuppa in Taunton’s High Street Welcomes TV Shopping Channel Host! #IndieRetail by @Craftasmic

This is a guest blog by the team at Craftasmic who are looking forward to an amazing day on Saturday 27th October! Two independent, family run businesses on Taunton’s High Street have joined forces to form what’s set to be … Continue reading

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Independent department store lights up Leeds shopping! #IndieRetail by @fabricationls2

This is a guest blog provided by Dawn Wood, Founder of Fabrication Crafts… At a time when there’s so much doom and gloom on the high street one business is bucking the trend and celebrating the opening of a new … Continue reading

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Lessons independent shops should take from high street chains… and what they should change! #IndieRetail by @PeskyChloe

This post was supplied by Chloe McGenn of Life’s Big Canvas – http://www.lifesbigcanvas.co.uk. She is better know as “Pesky Chloe” and trades out of the amazing Bird’s Yard in Leeds – https://www.facebook.com/BirdsYardPage. As an independent shop owner for the last two … Continue reading

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I’m not paying to park! Why the British high street might be struggling… #indieretail

This is a guest blog by Ian Golding – you can find out more about Ian via http://ijgolding.wordpress.com/about/… I woke up this morning to see and hear reports about the continuing demise of the British high street. According to the media, up … Continue reading

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O2 priority moments offered FREE to all local, independent consumer-facing businesses #IndieRetail

On 17th October O2 published research revealing the truth behind why consumers aren’t shopping at local independent retailers. While 83% of UK consumers admit to being worried about the decline of local communities*, two thirds (65%) of independent retailers say … Continue reading

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First Ever SHOCK #CashMob, in #Enfield! #IndieRetail by @MyCoffeeStopUK

Our first ever Cash Mob event in Enfield was inspired by a conversation on Twitter; a pregnant friend was asking where she could buy raspberry leaf tea from locally, she had quite a few replies suggesting various chain stores but … Continue reading

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