London Drugs is offering up shelf space to local businesses that have had to close their doors because of COVID-19.
LD will be transforming its centre aisles into “Local Central” at select locations, providing an area for local entrepreneurs to sell their product.
“This is a really hard time for many small businesses, and we are in a unique position in these challenging times where we can really help out,” says Clint Mahlman, the company’s president and COO, in a news release.
“As a 75-year-old Canadian owned and operated company, we have always supported fellow Canadian businesses and now is the time more than ever, to come together. As an essential service, we are here to help our local small businesses while also providing an opportunity for customers to pick up their favourite local items and support their favourite local companies,” Mahlman adds.
“Whether you sell coffee, local honey, or your restaurant’s graphic T-shirts, London Drugs is here to help.”
According to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, only 21 per cent of small businesses in Canada are fully open right now, while 50 per cent have reported that they are unsure if their business will survive.
Small business owners can click here to see if their products qualify.
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