Mary Portas partners with Ankorstore in drive to boost high streets
European curated marketplace Ankorstore is partnering with retail expert and broadcaster Mary Portas to review the current state of the Britain's independent retail scene.
Their partnership will result in a series of reports and trend forecasting. Additionally, Portas will participate in an exclusive roundtable event for retailers and media, and host a content series “to inform and inspire new entrepreneurs”.
“Portas’s unrivalled background and knowledge of the retail space will complement Ankorstore’s decades of retail and e-commerce expertise”, Ankorstore said.
Portas said: “I believe it is such an exciting time for independent brands and retailers and I’m thrilled to partner with Ankorstore, a brand that genuinely shares my vision and ambition for this sector.”
Ankorstore UK deputy general manager Jina Kwon, added: “As a brand advocate, Mary embodies [our] own values and beliefs, supporting and giving a voice to independent businesses throughout her career. Our mission is to level the playing field for small and independent retailers who are the backbone of the UK economy, especially after the hardships of Brexit and Covid, to ensure a more evenly balanced retail ecosystem.
“We are excited to have Mary on board as we work to ‘rewild retail’ expanding our platform and giving our growing community the tools they need to thrive.”
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