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14 Jan 2020

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18 Dec 2019

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17 Dec 2019

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16 Dec 2019

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5 Dec 2019

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3 Dec 2019

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ACS calls on Convenience Stores to respond to 2020 Crime Survey

25 Nov 2019

IRC member ACS is calling on convenience store retailers to share their experiences of retail crime over the last 12 months in their 2020 Crime Survey.
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Two childrenswear shops in the running to be Britain's Best Small Shop 2019!

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There is now just 6 days to go until the Best Small Shop in the UK for 2019 is announced at the reception in the House of Commons!

Over the last couple of weeks we have been introducing you to the fantastic shops that have been shortlisted and telling you about the wonderful ways in which they continuously help their communities and why they stood out to the judges.

This year two children's shops have been shortlisted in the top 25 shops that are in the running to be named Britain's Best Small Shop 2019! Both of these shops stood out to the judges for a variety of reasons including their excellent customer service and innovation.

Small Stuff UK

Small Stuff UK is a children's shop in Sheffield that specialises in ethical and eco-conscious lifestyle products and clothing for small children.

This small shop is full of design-led gorgeous children's clothing, toys, gifts and homeware all ethically made, made to last and with the planet in mind. As you walk in to the store, you're met with a beautifully designed, open, spacious and clean setting, which allows easy browsing with prams, wheelchairs and young children. At the back of the store there is an area to grab refreshments and a seating area, there's even a cosy corner and reading area for our younger customers whilst parents browse. The shop also collaborates with other local businesses by hosting story time, workshops and events all led by other small businesses in the community.

 

Moo Like A Monkey

A children's shop in Folkestone, which celebrates individualism, diversity and design, has been named on the shortlist of retailers in the running to be named Britain's Best Small Shop of 2019.

Moo Like A Monkey also makes its shop space is also available for local events, from a sock-Caterpillar workshop to a social event for new mums who maybe feeling isolated. The shop offers a curated selection of products, which offer an alternative to the mainstream children's market. Everything is sustainably sourced and the shopping environment has been carefully thought out so everyone feels welcome and comfortable in the space. Young children are encouraged to play with the toys or watch a DVD in the snug.

For more information about Small Stuff UK or Moo like a Monkey you can visit their pages in the Indie Retail Shop directory. Keep up to date with the Best Small Shops competition by following our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages.

 

 

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