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WEBINAR: What opportunities exist for your rural retail business in 2022?

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What are the options for existing or aspiring retail business owners in rural England?

The spectrum of rural retail businesses ranges from essential services such as the village store and post office to service industries, leisure, tourism and entertainment and even adding value to basic products. Businesses are owned and run by a variety of people: from local families, city-relocators, entrepreneurs and innovators, retirees and down-sizers, farmers and landowners.

Our webinar aims to provide potential and existing rural business owners with some food for thought on what rural retail opportunities exist and are emerging in 2022.

What is 2022 shaping up to look like? Is the staycation market sustainable? Will those families who relied on their local stores and farmshop during the pandemic continue their support? What added value can your business offer? Are there already too many shepherd’s huts?

Mark Ellis from Appetite Me will give an overview of the rural retail market and look at specifics applicable to all rural businesses before looking at several sectors in more detail.

Our expert speaker

Our expert speaker is Mark Ellis, Project Manager for Appetite Me. Appetite Me are specialists in several forms of rural retail, farmshops, restaurants, garden centres and glamping sites.

During our webinar Mark will discuss:

1. The rural retail landscape

2. Are there still opportunities in rural retail?

3. What makes a successful venture?

4. Will the garden centre continue to hold its popularity?

5. Is the glamping market saturated?

6. Are you capable of running a retail enterprise?

Details & registration

Date: Tuesday 8th February, 2022

Time: 11-11.45am

Book your space: Register here

Brought to you in association with our helpful partners: Fisher German and Azets.

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