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Published on October 1st, 2012 | by OCSA


Beer Stores Cannot Sell Convenience Items

One of the many challenges facing the OCSA this year has been members complaining about local beer stores selling convenience items.  The attached government document clearly describes the items that can be sold in beer stores.  As you may know, beer stores have the exclusive right to sell beer in the province of Ontario and are foreign owned.  Some refer to the foreign-owned beer cartel as nothing short of a monopoly.  With this special status that they have in the province, it appears that they are now branching out and selling non-related beer items to consumers.  Examples include coffee, sunglasses, and propane; items of which are typically found in convenience stores.  For your enjoyment and leisure reading, attached is the 3 page government regulations describing what Beer stores can and cannot do.


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