Success Stories

Amidst a growing call for digital transformation accelerated by the COVID-19 crisis, the ShopHERE program has supported businesses and artists across Ontario with their very own online stores. Find some of our graduate success stories below and see how we help participants succeed online. Learn more about the program here.

Furry Friends Rejoice! Healthy Dog Treats Available Across Canada

Dumpling’s Treats was created when Susan and her family struggled to find safe and healthy snacks for their dog Dumpling. With help from the ShopHERE Program, Dumpling’s Treats launched their online store and is widely available across Canada!

by Gloria Gao June 24, 2021
Spice Up Your Summer: The Ultimate Culinary Experience in a Jar

James Campbell has always wanted to create his own unique hot sauce, one that will rival all others on the market. That is why he crafted the perfect hot pepper jelly recipe and created his brand, SweetHellOnEarth in Oshawa, Ontario.

by Gloria Gao June 22, 2021
Fourth Generation Grain Mill Launches A Successful Online Store

Ottawa Valley Grain Products (OVGP) has taken over 90 years to perfect their flour milling technology, and hold their flour products to the highest standard. With a new online store, OVGP is ready to reach bakers all across Canada.

by Gloria Gao June 09, 2021
Innovative Fine Tea Brand Transcends Beyond Taste

Olfate provides luxurious teas by combining the art-making of perfumery to create innovative fine tea blends, and is the first of its kind. The recently launched a brand new online store, and owner Chaina is excited to share her passion!

by Ekua Sekyere March 26, 2021
Venezuelan Arepas Made With Love In Canada

Arepas, made from pre-cooked cornmeal and stuffed with different ingredients, are a Venezuelan flagship. Thanks to the ShopHERE Program, Carla and Maria's Arepa Ink can now be found online and their customers can order directly from their website.

by Valentina Navas February 24, 2021
Newcomer To Toronto Realizes Dream Of Opening Online Business

The ShopHERE Powered by Google program not only assisted Lorena in creating a fully-functional online store, but it also gave her the digital marketing tools she needed to connect with the busy parents who can benefit from Amamil in Toronto.

by Justine Riley February 23, 2021
These Brothers Are Doing More Than Just Brewing

Brothers Brewing Company is more than just a brewery; it’s also a bar, bottle shop, and a communal hub. They offer workshops, music and entertainment, accompanied by one of their 12 taps of house-brewed craft beer. They now have an online store!

by Valentina Navas December 11, 2020
Micro-Bakery Transformed Into A Sweet Digital Kitchen

Jennifer Arnold offers it all at her micro-bakery The Sweet Kitchen in Lindsay, ON with her new eCommerce website. Jen recently became a tech-savvy baker with curbside and delivery options on her Shopify online store.

by Kristina Adel November 26, 2020
The Butcher’s Daughters: Muskoka’s Specialty Grocery Destination

What started originally as a butcher shop, has blossomed into your one-stop-shop for quality meats, specialty groceries, and a variety of homemade oven ready meals and soups. Check out their new online store for all that plus catering opportunities!

by Olivia Delbello November 04, 2020

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