Beer-Wine

  • Free Our Beer Campaign
    Latest on Beer in Ontario Convenience Stores
    September 21, 2018

    UPDATE: Convenience stores throughout Ontario are asking the same question as we work with the Ontario government to create a new category for our members: where is our beer? Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Finance Vic Fideli continue to assure us that they are committed to living up to their election promise of beer in […]

  • Beer in Ontario convenience stores
    Ontario PCs Announce Beer and Wine for Convenience Stores if Elected
    May 22, 2018

    Dave Bryans (CEO of the OCSA) met with Doug Ford last week and  Mr Ford said …’ Dave, help is on way for small business and I am going to give your channel beer very shortly’ and he made the announcement on Friday. Backgrounder – Modernize Beer and Wine Sales Alcohol reform is something long […]

  • Ontario’s grocery store beer retailing plan unfairly tips the competitive balance toward the largest grocery companies
    April 15, 2015

    Chain convenience stores say Ontario’s grocery store beer retailing plan unfairly tips the competitive balance toward the largest grocery companies April 15, 2015 – Oakville, Ontario – The Ontario Convenience Store Association (OCSA) expressed its disappointment today in the alcohol retailing recommendations from the Premier’s Advisory Council on Government Assets. The chain convenience store members […]

  • Ontarians support proposal to have large convenience stores and grocery stores sell beer under the LCBO banner
    March 5, 2015

    Significant majority of Ontarians support proposal to have large convenience stores and grocery stores sell beer under the LCBO banner  March 4, 2015 – Oakville, Ontario – A new poll of Ontarians, conducted by Abacus Data Inc., revealed that 72% support a proposal that would see an expansion of the LCBO’s Agency Store program to […]

  • CD Howe Institute – Report on Beer and Wine in Ontario
    August 20, 2014

    CD Howe Institute: Lack of competition in Ontario allows The Beer Store to earn as much as $630 million in additional profits   Report calls for more competition in alcohol retailing from private firms – including convenience stores   Uncorking Competition for Beer and Wine in Ontario August 20, 2014 – The lack of competition […]

  • Free Our Beer Petition – Largest Petition in Ontario History
    April 23, 2014

    403,412 Ontarians say it’s time The Beer Store had some competition and voice support for beer in convenience stores www.freeourbeer.ca petition unveiled in Toronto is the largest in Ontario history Amid a “fear mongering”i ad blitz launched by The Beer Store to protect its near-monopoly on beer sales in Ontario, The Ontario Convenience Stores Association […]

  • Dear Premier Wynne: It’s Time for Some Adult Supervision of The Beer Store
    April 17, 2014

    April 17, 2014 Premier Kathleen Wynne Premier Wynne: It’s time for some adult supervision of The Beer Store Dear Premier Wynne, There’s a healthy debate ongoing in Ontario about modernizing our 87 year-old system of alcohol retailing.  That’s a good thing. Debate about public policy issues that are important to Ontarians should be welcomed. In […]

  • Response To LCBO Expansion Stores In Grocery
    April 1, 2014

    Ontario’s modest LCBO kiosk plan fails to tackle 87-year-old Beer Store monopoly However OCSA retailers agree that principle of expanded alcohol retailing a good one The Ontario government’s alcohol retailing plan, where it will entertain opening a handful of new LCBO kiosks in grocery stores, was conspicuous for failing to break the stranglehold the foreign-owned […]

  • Angus Reid Opinion Poll – 69% of Ontarians Want Beer Sold in More than the Beer Store
    December 19, 2013

    A newly-released study of Ontarians attitudes toward beer sales shows that seven out of ten (69%) want to see more private retailers, like convenience stores, offer competition to The Beer Store.  The study, conducted by Angus Reid Public Opinion, concluded that support for allowing private retailers to compete with both the LCBO and The Beer […]

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