London Drugs to add Maple Roch products to more locations
SUMMERLAND, B.C. - Maple Roch products are now available in more London Drugs locations - Vernon, Kamloops and possibly Vancouver.
The addition of locations comes eight weeks after Maple Roch, the producer of fine Canadian organic maple syrup products, landed on the shelves of London Drugs stores in Penticton, West Kelowna and Kelowna as part of the Local Central, launched on April 28 as an initiative to help small businesses severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
"We have heard great feedback from our customers who are happy to be able to support and have direct access to locally made products in our Okanagan stores," said Jim Larsen, London Drugs store manager in Kelowna. "Maple Roch now expanding their products to stores outside the Okanagan is excellent news and we hope they will enjoy much success from this continued partnership as part of London Drugs' Local Central program. This is a great initiative; Canadian companies supporting fellow local Canadian companies."
"I'm truly appreciative of the opportunity given to us by London drugs and looking forward to the expansion into these added locations," says Maple Roch owner Roch Fortin.
Maple Roch products are selling well in London Drugs. Fortin says he truly appreciates the support to help small local businesses. This success will help Maple Roch grow its business and bring more employees back to work.
About Maple Roch: In 2011, Maple Roch started with six barrels of maple syrup originating from New Brunswick and are now ordering more than 80 barrels a year. This is in addition of producing their own local maple syrup in Summerland. The company produces great maple syrup products such as maple walnuts, maple Almond Rocha and of course syrup which has helped them win awards. They support social enterprise with Okanagan businesses and the products are available throughout the Okanagan, used in restaurants and sold in grocery stores.
About London Drugs: Founded in 1945, B.C.-based London Drugs has 82 stores in more than 35 major markets throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba including its online store www.LondonDrugs.com. London Drugs offers consumers a range of products from digital cameras and cosmetics to computers and televisions. Renowned for its creative approach to retailing, the company employs more than 7,500 people with pharmacy and health care services being the heart of its business. Committed to innovation and superior customer service, London Drugs has established itself as a reputable and caring company and continues to position itself for future growth and development.