Store in Burnaby's biggest mall helps others source masks in Asia

A popular Asian grocery retailer has launched a channel to help people and local businesses source face masks from Asia. 

T&T Supermarket, which operates in Metropolis at Metrotown, said it has been helping some local suppliers throughout the pandemic to source personal protective equipment to help keep staff safe. 

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In store, customers have been only able to purchase one box of masks per family, a policy that has meant small businesses have had to look elsewhere. Now, the supermarket is looking for a way to formalize a supply channel for those looking to reopen their business.  

“Direct importing from Asia is not everyone’s forte, but it happens to be ours. Normally our focus is food, but we have urgently become experienced in sourcing disposable face masks and other essential products too,” wrote CEO Tina Lee in a statement, noting the service is not to be meant for resale.

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