Rise in unsold consumer goods amid cost-of-living crisis

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Convenience and Impulse Retailing; September 12, 2023

Charity organisation Good360 has received a 20 per cent increase in the volume of unsold goods from businesses over the past 12 months.

The items received by Good360 include clothes, homewares, appliances, toiletries, and toys, that would otherwise have been sent to landfill or wasted sitting in a warehouse.

Alison Covington, Founder and Managing Director of Good360, a charity that delivers unsold new consumer goods to a network of over 3,700 charities and disadvantaged schools, said despite the charity’s redistribution, there could be many more unsold consumer goods soon headed for landfills, potentially creating an environmental crisis.

“The cost-of-living crisis has created record demand for our services – we are supporting twice as many people today as we were during the Covid-19 pandemic. The increased cost of living is not only creating higher demand on charities providing relief to people under economic distress, but as retail sales decline there are untold volumes of unsold products heading for waste.”

Check out the full article over at Convenience and Impulse Retailing.

Read more about Good360’s efforts during the cost-of-living crisis here.


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