Maple Roch Coming to Local London Drugs

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Press release from London Drugs in Summerland on May 13, 2020:

Since the launch of London Drugs’ Local Central on April 28, more than 1200 Western Canadian companies have submitted products for consideration to be made available on London Drugs’ store shelves, illustrating the need to help. 

This week, customers will start to see some of the products from local companies in select London Drugs locations. Customers will see these are small local companies, generally using local ingredients where possible, who’ve been limited from other means of selling their products. All of these companies have been severely impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic and more products from local businesses will continue to be added to the Local Central initiative in the coming weeks. 

“We have been humbled by their stories and more passionate than ever to support our local companies through these trying times,” said Clint Mahlman, London Drugs President and Chief Operating Officer. “Our customers can look for the Local Central signage to find these products in many London Drugs stores closest to these local companies’ normal areas of operation. The stories and backgrounds of these small businesses is truly remarkable. We are excited at the prospect of continuing to grow Local Central to help more local businesses.”  

Maple Roch, producer of fine Canadian organic maple syrup products, in Summerland is among the businesses chosen to be part of Local Central.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for us during this very difficult time,” says Maple Roch owner Roch Fortin. “I want to say thank you to London Drugs. We truly appreciate the help that London Drugs has extended to us. Every little bit counts. This opportunity is a positive message that we’re sending that we’re all in it together to work for a common goal. It’s important when you see a larger retail business come on board to help local business. It makes such a huge difference. Hopefully we can build a long-term relationship and grow.”

Small business owners have until May 15, 2020 to submit their products for consideration.