• LCBO Convenience Agency Store Issues
    November 23, 2021

    The LCBO, for all intents and purposes, is a hierarchy that has not demonstrated an interest in the issues affecting their rural retail family-run partners. Since most retailers are nervous with the possibility of retribution, they are unwilling to voice their concerns. The OCSA has met with a few LCBO Convenience Store operators and unfortunately […]

  • Beer in Ontario convenience stores
    Beverage Alcohol Update
    November 23, 2021

    Why aren’t the convenience stores able to sell alcohol yet? There is no one answer but a lot of this delay pertains to the past Liberal government signing a 10-year exclusive deal with the three (3) major owners of The Beer Stores known as the MFA agreement. This agreement subjects the present government to penalties […]

  • OCSA - LCBO Convenience Outlet
    LCBO Convenience Outlet – Discussions
    June 17, 2021

    The OCSA has conducted various meeting on behalf of the Agency stores in Ontario to build a better model for additional stores, correct some of the issues affecting the stores as follows: Policy suggestions to improve partnership with convenience stores for consideration: Expand the product offerings in LBCO Convenience Outlets to include ready-to-drink, ciders as […]

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