In contrast with sluggish sales in high street shops, some charity shop chains have reported very good Christmas sales figures.Oxfam has reported a 10% sales growth and profit increase of 30% during November and December 2004 for its 750 shops, and Cancer Research UK has reported a 7.3% sales growth in the same period. For Oxfam this means that, after all costs, the shops will have contributed £4.3 million to the charity’s work, an increase of £1 million over the same period in 2003.The British Red Cross has also reported a growth in income of 4.5% for the same two months compared to the previous year. Indeed, it experienced its highest ever sales for one week during November. Advertisement Oxfam’s Trading Director Chris Coe said: “Early forecasts suggest that high street sales rose by only 1% or 2% year on year this Christmas, so we believe that our results show that we are experiencing a sea-change in consumer behaviour.” He added: “we’re delighted to be at the forefront of bucking the high street’s seemingly downward trend.” Tagged with: Research / statistics Trading Howard Lake | 27 January 2005 | News Charity shops enjoy good Christmas sales AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 30 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.