London Drugs looking for new restaurant-made products to add to stores

The drugstore chain's initiative to support struggling Canadian restaurants

Photo via London Drugs' Facebook page.

As the pandemic rages on, it is always refreshing to see businesses of all shapes and sizes helping one another out.

Yesterday, the Richmond-based drugstore chain announced a new open call for their unique initiative Local Central that sees products made by independent restaurants added to store shelves across Western Canada. Restaurants can apply online to be approved for shelf space, but must adhere to a variety of guidelines, with the most important being that the businesses must be based in B.C., Alberta, Saskatoon or Manitoba and the products a business is submitting needs to be shelf stable.

Once selected, products will be sold on a consignment basis and 100% of all sales for these products will go back to the respective local restaurant that created it. Since debuting the Local Central program in April 2020, the chain says that over 1,200 have submitted products to be added to store shelves.

Full details on London Drugs' restaurant-made product initiative can be found online.