The Popcorn Shoppe, a small business located at the Metro Centre, recently shared on social media their struggles during the winter season. Owners Matt George and Niki Duckworth explained how the slow sales have resulted in financial difficulties, making it difficult to pay employees, rent, and buy inventory.
The post received a tremendous response from the community, with over 500 reactions and 2,000 shares. Other local businesses such as Big Mike’s Donuts & Coffee offered their support by collaborating on fundraising events and sharing the message with their own customers.
Despite facing challenges such as low sales and financial difficulties, The Popcorn Shoppe continues to offer a variety of gourmet popcorn flavors, lemon shake-ups, freeze-dried candy, and other treats. Customers are encouraged to take advantage of their specials and collaborate on fundraising events.
After receiving an overwhelming amount of support from the community, The Popcorn Shoppe expressed their gratitude for the outpouring of support while also emphasizing the ongoing need for continued assistance to stabilize their business. Their call for help has not gone unheard as their story has resonated with the local community demonstrating the power of small businesses banding together to overcome challenges and succeed.