London Drugs’ second call out to small business owners in Manitoba impacted by second wave of COVID-19

Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 26, 2020 – London Drugs is once again offering up shelf space in its St. Vital store to local small businesses who have been impacted due to the second wave of COVID-19. Beginning today, small businesses with essential goods that meet the definition under Manitoba’s Provincial health order, are welcome to submit their products for consideration. With London Drugs also only able to offer essential items at this time, the retailer is clearing its centre promotional aisle to make way for customers to easily find and support fellow Manitobans. 100 per cent of sales will go directly to the small businesses.

Small businesses with essential goods that meet the definition under Manitoba’s Provincial health order can apply for London Drugs’ Local Central, here:

Clint Mahlman, President and COO of London Drugs stated “If you have a retail location like a store or restaurant and your business has been impacted by COVID restrictions, we want to help. Restaurants may be open for takeout but significantly reduced volume in most restaurants makes every bit help.”

Local Winnipeg business Fat Iguana Chefs Kitchen has been selling its soup starter, sauces and salsa at London Drugs for the past six months. It applied to London Drugs in April at the peak of the pandemic when the retailer put out its first call offering to help local businesses.

“We’ve been involved with the London Drugs Local Central program since it was launched in early summer,” said Steve Hunt-Lesage, Fat Iguana Chefs Kitchen. “The exposure and accompanying sales that come with such a large retailer have had a huge impact on our ability to move forward with confidence in trying times. We appreciate the opportunities they’ve generously made available!”

Small businesses with essential goods in Winnipeg are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to try and get into London Drugs St. Vital in time for the holidays. A list of local businesses with their products currently in London Drugs stores across Western Canada can be found here:

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