Coronavirus is pressuring Dubbo businesses on two fronts, just as the drought has, but Daily Scoop at Majo's is showing its resilience.
The statewide panic buying resulting from the pandemic has meant delays in sourcing certain products, reports Jo Campbell, owner of the health and whole foods store.
It bears similarities to the drought, which had earlier interrupted some supplies "because things weren't growing", she said.
The prolonged dry period also affected customers, hailing not only from Dubbo but from towns across the region, among them Coonamble, Bourke, Nyngan, Warren and Mudgee.
"When they're all affected by drought, that is a snowball effect to businesses, and they just didn't have the finances, which meant they can't purchase as much," Mrs Campbell said.
While drought, bushfires and COVID-19 are a triple whammy for business across NSW, she and husband Adam remain committed to serving customers, who could come from as far away as Sydney this Mother's Day.
Daily Scoop at Majo's is listed on the NSW government's Buy Regional website, which encourages metro residents to spoil mum with gifts chosen from hard-hit bush retailers.
Mrs Campbell said they were well stocked for Mother's Day with coffee cups, keepsake cups, teapots, chocolates and healthy treats among their array of items.
The grandma known to her grandchildren as 'Majo' said it would mean a lot if Sydney residents chose to buy from her store.
"It would be a massive thank you... supporting regional, it would be just great, a big thank you," Mrs Campbell said.
"It's not often people think outside the square and think to support other areas than their own, so it would be massive."
A Department of Regional NSW spokesperson said Buy Regional featured more than 440 businesses with thousands of ideas for mum and was an easy way to give back to people in regional communities doing it tough.
"Mother's Day is a fantastic opportunity to discover last-minute gifts available from Buy Regional...," the spokesperson said.
"While Sydneysiders are quite rightly staying away from regional NSW to slow the spread of COVID-19, Buy Regional gives people another avenue to spend money with regional retailers, and send money back into regional economies, all from the comfort of their couch.
"Communities across regional NSW are struggling right now and while the NSW government has rolled out strong measures to support the vulnerable and keep economies afloat, spending from city shoppers can have a huge impact in regional areas."
The Buy Regional for Mother's Day hub is at: www.nsw.gov.au/buyregional