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FedEx Express Canada concludes Support Small contest

Delivery company FedEx Express Canada recently concluded a contest promotion called “Support Small,” intended to provide financial support to small Canadian businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Thirty winning companies will receive grants of $5,000. Of the 30 winners, 15 are based in Ontario, six in British Columbia, four in Alberta, three in Quebec and two in New Brunswick. The firms are in sectors including hospitality, food and beverage, beauty, health care, entertainment, manufacturing, education, sports, fitness, recreation and artisanal crafts.

“Over the last four months, we've seen the habits of Canadians and consumers more broadly shift and evolve,” said Lisa Lisson, president of FedEx Express Canada. “To keep up with the rapidly changing situation, small business owners across Canada have had to digitize overnight, building new and expanding existing e-commerce platforms in order to both survive and also satisfy evolving consumer shopping preferences. We're seeing wedding rental shops shift to selling socially distant celebration supplies online, local restaurants setting up their first delivery landing page, and furniture artisans selling their pieces internationally to increase revenue.”

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