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.

Bringing Vietnamese Coffee and Cuisine to Canada and the Online Market

The OATS Kafé is a coffee shop in Toronto offering artisan beverages, ethically sourced coffee, and authentic Vietnamese food. Through the ShopHERE Program, Jolie Tran was able to expand her reach with online ordering and retail sales.

by Andres Massot April 14, 2022
Bringing a Tangy & Spicy Kick to the Market

Madiha and Farida hope to bring a common South-Asian condiment, achar, to the market. “Nani” means grandmother in many South-Asian languages and Markham-based Nani’s Achar, is a business hoping to carry on traditional family recipes.

by Ayesha Siddiqui February 14, 2022
Food That Pays Homage to A True Korean Culinary Experience

Sonyo means granddaughter in Korean. To Jacqueline, the creator of Sonyo Food Co. it's the continuation of culture and tradition through a new generation. Jacqueline is using her new Shopify website to promote her product and help pay homage.

by Michelle Foster January 31, 2022
Italian Cookies That Tingle All The Senses

Marco Civitarese from Calgary, Alberta honours his mother’s legacy through his Italian bakery, Dolci di Delia. With the help of ShopHERE, Marco was able to establish a professional presence online for his Italian cookie business.

by Alexis Kelly January 19, 2022
Premium Tea To Keep You Warm and Healthy

Dino Capuani owns Vaughan-based online retailer Steep Hill Tea Company. With the help of the ShopHERE powered by Google program, Dino was able to bring his premium loose leaf tea and accessories online quickly.

by Alexis Kelly January 11, 2022
This Online Tea Store Is Looking To Elevate Your Tea Drinking Experience

Based out of Bowmanville, Ontario, The Gourmet Chai House is designed for tea lovers everywhere. With the help of the ShopHERE Program, Cheryl Pereira was able to share her extensive knowledge and passion for tea drinking with the whole world.

by Drew Phillips-Gavin October 15, 2021
Gardening For Food is A Breeze

Garden Breeze Productions was created by Tasha Ford, a passionate gardener and home cook. Tasha established an online presence during the beginning of the pandemic by posting her creations online.

by Michelle Foster September 27, 2021
Brownie Connoisseur Shares Passion To Turn Baked Goods Into Art

Self-taught baker from Toronto, Katie Pierre, launches an online store with the help of the ShopHERE Program to share her passion for baking. With her eCommerce store, Katie is able to expand from baking for friends and family to baking for all.

by Brigette Aguilar September 15, 2021
Take Your Grocery Game To The Next Level

Aisha Mo started Aromatic Gardens to show customers the value of organic products. With her eCommerce store, Aisha is able to share her passion for healthy food with a wider audience and bring her business to the next level.

by Alexis Kelly September 09, 2021

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