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Video aimed at keeping customers and workers safe


April 8, 2020, Toronto, Ont. – The Retail Council of Canada (RCC) has released a short video aimed at keeping shoppers and essential grocery and drugstore employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The video is part of the RCC’s #ShopSmart campaign and explains the precautions and guidelines grocery and drugstore shoppers should follow during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The way we live our lives has fundamentally changed over the past several weeks,” Diane Brisebois, president and CEO of RCC, said in a press release. “So, what does that mean for the activities that many of us still need to do each week, like shopping for food or other essential needs? While your shopping experience at your local grocery or drugstore has changed, it’s important for each of us to recognize the role we need to play to help keep front-line workers in stores safe

“On behalf of retailers across the country, RCC wants to thank employees who are keeping grocery stores, pharmacies and other essential retail services operating – helping keep Canadians fed and well.”

Click here for the video link.

Retail is Canada’s largest employer with 2.1 million Canadians working in the industry. The sector generates more than $76 billion in wages and employee benefits annually. Core retail sales (excluding vehicles and gasoline) were $377 billion in 2018.

RCC is a not-for-profit, industry-funded association that represents more than 45,000 small, medium and large retail businesses in every community across the country, including department, grocery, specialty, discount, independent retailers and online merchants.



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