April 29, 2020 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business reports that only 21 per cent of small businesses in Canada are fully open due to the COVID-19 global pandemic and 50 per cent have reported that they are unsure if their business will survive. As an essential service, London Drugs stores are open and have the ability to help small businesses.
London Drugs is offering up shelf space in select stores to local small businesses who have had to close their doors due to COVID-19. Beginning today, small businesses in Western Canada are welcome to submit products for consideration. In select locations, London Drugs will be transforming its centre aisles into Local Central, a dedicated space to help local businesses sell their products.
Mahlman adds, “Whether you sell coffee, local honey, or your restaurant’s graphic T-shirts, London Drugs is here to help.”
Small business owners can visit here www.londondrugs.com to learn if their products qualify and apply to be part of London Drugs Local Central. Some rules and restrictions apply.
Keep an eye out on London Drugs’ social channels for when local products hit the shelves. Customers are also welcome to tag local businesses that they think could benefit from the initiative on London Drugs’ social media posts.
March 25, 2020 – You may have seen the recent statement from Girl Guides of Canada regarding the 800,000 boxes of cookies needing to be sold. Due to COVID-19 the door-to-door sales of the beloved cookies was rightfully terminated. But that doesn’t mean the cookies disappeared. The cookies have been made and the Girl Guides really count on the sale of the cookies to fund their programs and activities.
Let’s all give a cheer for London Drugs. They saw the plight of the Girl Guides and offered to sell the tasty treats in their stores. In the coming days, shoppers – practicing social distancing – will be able to purchase Girl Guide cookies at their local London Drugs. Of course we are not recommending you race out the door JUST to pick up your favourite box of cookies. But when you NEED to go out, for food, supplies, or medicine, consider grabbing a box of the cookies to help the Guide out.
And rest assured London Drugs is not taking a portion of the sales. The wonderful company is merely offering a safe distribution option for the Girl Guides of Canada.
London Drugs has picked up more than 1000 cases/12,000 boxes of cookies that will be available as of the afternoon of March 25 at all London Drugs stores in the Lower Mainland. Following that, London Drugs will be working with the Girl Guides of Canada to find routes from other hubs and warehouses, to get these cookies distributed to Canadians, across the country.
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