We know that careers in retail can be both fulfilling and rewarding. We're celebrating people working in retail places, highlighting the positive actions the industry is implementing to develop and progress careers beyond the shop floor.

Retail Matters Week is a campaign to celebrate and showcase the great talents of those who work in retail and the careers and initiatives implemented by the retail property sector.

Retail employs some 3 million people, creates a positive impact by being the main employer in towns and cities and helps maintain communities – employing the disadvantaged and marginalised and those with physical or mental difficulties.

However, the negative perception of working in retail is that it is a job that starts and ends on the shop floor. We know this isn’t true and working in retail provides a rich and rewarding career path.

Retail Matters Week provides a spotlight for an industry that almost everyone interacts with on a daily basis but where members of the public rarely see beyond their transactions. We want to show why retail is a great career choice.


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Constructive Solutions on Homelessness: Retail Property’s Role,
Thursday 11 October, 16:00 - 17:00,
Landsec, London.

Following on from our event in May, we're continuing our work on homelessness and how the retail and property sector can contribute positively to long-term, sustainable solutions.

As part of our Retail Matters Week, we will explore solutions that may provide some of the most vulnerable people in our society with secure and well-paid employment, valuable training and support and a safe place to stay. We would love for you to join us and hear your thoughts on the subject.

Find out more information and RSVP here



2018 case studies:

Parkway Shopping Centre - Bella Bambini.

Aspire Oxford.

Silverburn Shopping Centre, Glasgow.

CityCo Manchester.

Parkway Shopping Centre - CH Watch Repairs.

Liverpool City Council.

LandAid Sleep Out.

St John’s Shopping Centre, Community Greenspace Project.

Parkway Shopping Centre - Angels & Unicorns.

FOR Cardiff.

St Vincent`s Support Centre, Leeds.

Hammerson, Westquay Shopping Centre.

Landsec, St David’s Dewi Sant.

Cathedral Quarter & St Peters Quarter BID’s, Derby.



2017 case studies:

Silverburn’s Pop-Up Business School.

Landsec Construction Academy: Chantal’s story.

Able, Capable, Employed project from Groundwork London.

Gill Buchanan at Swan Walk – Retail and Me.

Walthamstow children take over the mall!

SoCo Music Project funded by Hammerson grant.

Morag Eadie, Livingston Designer Outlet.

Livingston Designer Outlet community outreach.

Kris Weeks of Grays Shopping Centre – his journey.

Safia Khalid and her beauty business success!

Queensgate Shopping Centre competition – check it out!

Iain at the Livingston Designer Outlet.

Doncaster students learn from experts during Retail Matters Week.

Hammerson Fund – CLEAR Project Award.