Holiday shoppers in Portland are getting a new concept store to purchase their gifts from this year: a B Corp™ Store, the first of its kind in the world. The initiative to open the store is led by Grapevine Outdoor, a local out-of-home advertising provider that decided to open the pop-up shop inside of Lloyd Center Mall, as part of the Lloyd Local Initiative. The store is officially called the Certified B Corporation® Store (though visitors might hear ‘B Store’ for short), and it’s a store that showcases and sells products sourced exclusively from Certified B Corporation® companies.
Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
The B Corp™ Store Pop-up is partnering with and featuring products from: New Seasons Market, Glory Bee Honey, Wild Friends Nut Butter, Nossa Familia, Stash Tea, Brew Dr. Kombucha, Chinook Book, Guayaki Yerba Mate, Start Some Good, Red Duck, Hopworks Brewery, A to Z Wineworks, Rex Hill Winery, Winderlea Winery, Sokol Blosser Winery, Evolution, Stoller Blosser Winery and Chehalem Winery.
10% of profits from the B Corp™ Store will go to Lloyd EcoDistrict and 10% of profits will go to B Local PDX. The Lloyd Local movement is a collection of awesome local businesses that have pop-up stores inside of Lloyd Center.
The B Corp™ Store will be open:
Thursday – Sunday in 2018 from 10am-10pm
923 NE Lloyd Ctr, C-118
First Floor, West Wing
FB: B STORE