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Small Business Struggles: The Popcorn Shoppe’s Journey to Stay Afloat in a Sluggish Market


Feb 13, 2024
Local community rallies around Peoria business in response to support request

The Popcorn Shoppe, located at the Metro Centre, is a small business that has been facing several struggles recently. Owners Matt George and Niki Duckworth revealed that the winter season has been particularly slow, resulting in a significant decrease in sales. The business has been unable to pay their employees, afford rent, or buy inventory due to this sluggish performance.

In an attempt to raise awareness about their situation, The Popcorn Shoppe shared a post on social media detailing their struggles. This post received an overwhelming response, with over 500 reactions and 2,000 shares. Other local businesses such as Big Mike’s Donuts & Coffee offered their support and collaborated with The Popcorn Shoppe to fundraise for their cause.

Despite these challenges, The Popcorn Shoppe continues to offer a variety of gourmet popcorn flavors, lemon shake-ups, freeze-dried candy and other treats for customers to enjoy. They have invited customers to take advantage of their specials and collaborate on fundraising events.

After receiving an overwhelming amount of support from the community, The Popcorn Shoppe provided an update expressing their gratitude for the outpouring of support while also emphasizing the ongoing need for continued assistance to stabilize their business. Their call for help has not gone unheard and their story has resonated with the local community highlighting the power of small businesses banding together to overcome challenges and succeed.

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