2020 is the year to free up time, push for growth and showcase my suppliers in a more focussed manner. SO, whilst I am busy behind the scenes, I'm offering my shop space as an exclusive platform for a few of my makers to showcase their brand under the Fromie Gifts banner. Starting in April and running til July I will be showcasing a single supplier in the shop each month...Fresh thinking is key to survival!
A wise man, Martin Newman once told me 'Retail is for life, not just for Christmas'.
Being a shopkeeper is not as simple as just sitting in a shop, but just as challenging and important as being the CEO of a nationwide operation - I should know, I've been there!
The C word can mean so many things.
It can be controversial, funny, devastating - but my C word is COMMUNITY.
It's also collaboration, connection...and I'm in retail so of course it has to be about Christmas! So where does community fit in the retail sector?