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London Drugs offering centre aisles to small businesses shut due to COVID-19

April 28, 2020 - 5:02 PM

For those who are worried about keeping their small business afloat during the pandemic, a larger competitor is offering to help.

London Drugs is offering shelf space to small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The centre aisles of some of the locations will now be set aside for small business owners and shall be dubbed “Local Central.”

A posting to its website shows that the stores will now accept physical goods from non-essential small Western Canadian businesses who may be struggling during this time. 

“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, president and COO of London Drugs in a media release. “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…. Whether you sell coffee, local honey, or your restaurant’s graphic T-shirts, London Drugs is here to help.”

The chain will only accept items that can remain at room temperature, and won’t accept items from stores that are operating at full capacity. No cannabis, alcohol or tobacco products will be accepted.

Click here to learn more about the initiative.

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