European curated marketplace Ankorstore has announced its brand partnership with the broadcaster, Mary Portas. The partnership will amplify Ankorstore’s mission to be an advocate for both independent retailers and brands across Britain.
Ankorstore is celebrating its first anniversary in the UK, and since its launch, the company has amassed over 200,000 retailers and over 15,000 brands in the European region.
Jina Kwon, Deputy General Manager at Ankorstore UK said: “As a European curated marketplace for independent retailers and brands, we are thrilled to announce our partnership with British retail expert Mary Portas. As a brand advocate, Mary embodies Ankorstore’s own values and beliefs, supporting and giving a voice to independent businesses throughout her career.
“At Ankorstore, 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.”
Mary Portas said: “I’ve always championed independent retail as the key to thriving local high streets and our communities. 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.”