London Drugs expands shopping hours to the public

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Chain also introduces a new way to support COVID-19 relief efforts.

RICHMOND, B.C.  –   As more and more grocery stores and pharmacies have expanded their opening hours beyond 9 pm in the last couple weeks, it has given frontline workers many more options to find the essentials for their families now.

Clint Mahlman

As a result, the past two weeks has seen a dramatic decline in frontline workers and first responders taking advantage of London Drugs’ exclusive end of day shopping hour.

“As of May 11, everyone will once again be able to shop during this time. London Drugs will reinstate the exclusive shopping hour in the future as needed,” said Clint Mahlman, London Drugs president and chief operating officer.

At the same time, the Canadian retailer is offering a new and noisy fun way for Western Canadians to support COVID-19 relief efforts.

London Drugs is offering $5 cowbells at all stores as well as online with net proceeds going to COVID-19 health care needs in each Western province.

“We love seeing the community spirit, support and togetherness during the 7 pm cheer,” said Mahlman. “The purchase of a cowbell will not only add to the nightly cheer we hear across our cities but also the net proceeds will go directly into our provinces’ health care systems,” he added.

The following foundations will be supported through funds raised by cow bell sales:

British Columbia

British Columbia Centre for Disease Control Foundation for Public Health



University of Alberta Hospital Foundation



Hospitals of Regina Foundation


Saskatoon Hospital Fund



Manitoba Health Sciences Centre Foundation



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