SUMMERLAND, B.C. - Maple Roch products will now be available on the shelves of London Drugs in Penticton, West Kelowna and Kelowna.
Maple Roch, producer of fine Canadian organic maple syrup products, is among the businesses chosen to be part of Local Central, launched on April 28 as part of London Drugs' initiative to help small businesses severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
"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."
"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."
About Maple Roch: In 2011, Maple Roch started with six barrels of maple syrup and have now surpassed making 50, while purchasing 100 barrels annually from New Brunswick. 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.