The Popcorn Shoppe, a gourmet popcorn shop located at the Metro Centre, has been facing struggles as a small business. Recently, they shared a post on social media detailing their struggles, particularly during the winter season when sales have been slow. The owners, Matt George and Niki Duckworth, explained that this has resulted in difficulties paying employees, affording rent and buying inventory.
The post received an overwhelming response with over 500 reactions and 2,000 shares. Other local businesses such as Big Mike’s Donuts & Coffee offered their support. Despite the challenges, The Popcorn Shoppe continues to offer a variety of gourmet popcorn flavors, lemon shake ups, freeze dried candy and other treats. They invite customers to take advantage of their specials and collaborate on fundraising events.
After receiving an overwhelming amount of support from the community, The Popcorn Shoppe provided an update expressing 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 and their story has resonated with the local community demonstrating the power of small businesses banding together to overcome challenges and succeed.