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Independents' Day just weeks away

Posted on in Business News, Cycles News, Creative News, Outdoor News

Tuesday 4th June marked one month to go to Independents' Day.

Organised by the National Skills Academy for Retail, and now in its third year, Independents' Day is a national campaign, sponsored by Mondelez International which aims to give a voice to the UK's independent retailers.

The Independents' Day campaign has joined forces with Independent Retailer Month, which runs throughout July, and so Independents' Day will kick start a whole month of celebration of Independent Retail, that aims to re-connect local people with local traders for the benefit of the whole community. The campaign has also gained the support of thirteen trade associations, including ActSmart and the Association of Cycle Traders.

Get Involved

Independents' Day is a great opportunity to help drive shoppers into your independent business.

To help you get the most out of independents Day why not promote it in store with campaign posters, or online with web banners, or even run your own events in conjunction with other indie retailers in your area?

NSA for retail can provide you with everything you need, including:

• Campaign posters
• Campaign logo
• Web button and banners
• Press release template

Click here to view all the downloadable content

Over 100 locations across the four nations took part last year: a great result that generated a huge amount of media coverage, but we want your help to make the campaign even bigger this year!

Start planning your Independents Day now! Why not share ideas with your independent retail community by commenting below or emailing and let us know what you're planning to do to boost sales this July.

Independents' Day Competition

Want to improve your business performance and be more competitive? Enter the Independents' Day competition and win the exclusive prize.

Each winner will receive:

  • Access to the Retail Benchmarking Tool: to help you assess how your business is performing and identify areas for improvement
  • A set of three workbooks for the Guide to Successful Retailing-inspired by Mary Portas
  • A one hour personal mentoring session with a retail expert

For your chance to win simply enter your details on the form here

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