Red Square Bakery and London Drugs! Good Snacks!
This is a really quick and short post.
I just wanted to let folks know, that if you are looking for a very healthy, high fibre cookie (snack), then come into London Drugs and check out the 3 offerings that we have from Red Square Bakery or Burnably BC.
This is a great story (click here to take you to Red Square Bakery to read more about Mark and his bakery) and one that I would like to share as it is a classic example of a small vendor wanting to get into a larger retailer and making things happen so that they could.
I started carrying Red Square PowerFlax and Real Deal cookies almost 2 years ago. Not my first choice of cookies when I saw the line. They were packaged in a manner that would not work for LD. They were “deli” packed and the clam shell they were in would just not work on our shelves. On top of that, the description and style were ok, but not great. And (oh ya – a few issues!) the cookies were very large and the calorie count (even though they are loaded with fibre) was very high and I thought they would actually scare customers.
I did not think these would work as is, but I did not want to be rude so I told Mark that if he could fix the clam shell ( by going out and making a cardborad sleeve for LD – like he would do that!!) , fix the inner packaging and fix the calorie count by suggesting consumers eat 1/2 a cookie at a time, that I would “consider” his products. I thought for sure this would scare him away and that would be that!
Thanks God Mark is tenacious and a real go getter!! Within 2 weeks he was back and all was fixed and he had a grin on the basically siad, “you asked me fix things and I did, now where is my listing!” How can you say no to that!
I am thrilled that Mark did what he did. The products are selling very well and are a perfect fir for LD and the health image that we are working hard to achieve in food. No Dairy, No Eggs, Vegan, High Fibre, and Great Tasting!
I call this my “Holy Crap of Cookies”!
Last year, Mark approached me again with another sku. This time Gluten Free. Again, can’t say no when the vendor knows exactly what to present and his timing is impecable.
Please come into your local London Drugs and give these cookies a try.
I know you will be happy!
Ciao for now @kootenayborn