Monthly Archives: March 2013

How we worked with a Spanish Independent to expand our shop! by @seriouslysofas #IndieRetail

In August 2011 Seriously Sofas opened its doors for the first time.  They’ve guest blogged for us a couple of times since then, sharing their journey. Now, 20 months later, they are opening a new, expanded shop with the UK’s … Continue reading

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Consumers brave arctic conditions to show support for local, #IndieRetail #IndieEaster

On Saturday 23rd March 2013, 56 towns UK-wide launched the “Enjoy an Independent Easter” campaign to encourage more shoppers, especially families, to come to town and village centres and participate in “Indie Easter Egg Hunts”. Undeterred by the arctic conditions, … Continue reading

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Colchester #IndieRetail supported by “Promote Your Shop” for #IndieEaster campaign

Amanda Ruiz, founder of Promote Your Shop has launched her retail marketing consultancy this month and has hit the ground running as she is the Local Activation Partner for the Indie Easter Egg Hunt in her adopted town of Colchester, Essex.

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Why all business owners have a duty to support their local, independent retailers

It’s no secret that UK retailers, and particularly smaller, independent businesses, need all the help they can get. High street footfall has dramatically declined in recent years, consumer confidence is low, household budgets are under more pressure than ever before. … Continue reading

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We’re back! Planning ahead for Independent Retailer Month 2013

For those who may not have heard of it, Independent Retailer Month is a global shop-local campaign that runs throughout July. It aims to: Positively impact the independent retail sector by encouraging retailers, groups of retailers and even whole towns … Continue reading

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