Retail shifting towards ethical spending, Bookshop.org's Vanderbilt says

Retail shifting towards ethical spending, Bookshop.org's Vanderbilt says

Customer behaviour is shifting towards ethical consumerism while online becomes much more than a “hits business”, Bookshop.org's UK m.d. Nicole Vanderbilt has said.

Vanderbilt launched the indie-focused retail site at the start of this month, with more than 300 shops signed up so far, recommending lists of books and and enabling them to keep 30% of the cover price for each title sold through their online shopfront.

Speaking at FutureBook, she cited statistics from Barclaycard in April showing 55% of consumers planned to increase spending at local businesses after lockdown. Eight out of 10...

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