To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, many local stores and shopkeepers have made the brave decision to close their doors. As you might imagine, this public service is an incredible challenge that could threaten the livelihood of their business and staff.
Local shops make our towns, cities and neighbourhoods unique, give them character and are often the first places to find new ideas and inventions. As a small business ourselves, we admire and appreciate what local stores do for our economy and our communities. We want to do everything we possibly can to help them get to the other side of this unprecedented crisis.
In order to help keep some revenue flowing for these stores while their doors are closed, we are offering you a unique way to support them here online.
For the month of April, whenever you shop on our website, you’ll be able to support your favorite local Food Huggers retailer in the process. It is super easy to do. Just tell at the checkout which store you want to support and we will send them the profits from your purchase as if it has been bought directly from them.* Here’s how it works:
Coming together to help our community businesses is what helps keep our spirits up in challenging times.
Let’s all think about how we can keep our local businesses supported in the weeks ahead. We welcome your suggestions! Thank you for helping us #supportlocal.Shop Now
This program will run through 11:59pm EST, April 30th, 2020. After deducting the retailers traditional wholesale cost from the purchase price of the product, actual costs for taxes, and merchant fees will be deducted to calculate the net retailer payout amounts. Funds will be delivered to each retailer by May 15th 2020. Assignment of funds, if not clear, is fully at the discretion of Food Huggers' best judgement and no obligation of payment is legally required in case of dispute. Program excludes discounted or pre-ordered products. To qualify for a payout, the retailer must be an active Food Huggers customer, defined as a US based independent retailer with approximately less than 20 locations that has made at least one purchase from Food Huggers in 2019 or 2020.