• 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 […]

  • Beer on Shelf
    Beer and Wine Update, October 2020
    October 3, 2020

    It has now been three years since the Ontario government promised to allow consumers more access to beer and wine in local, family-run convenience stores. The program, to this point, seems to have stalled despite our continued participation in meetings on the subject. What we have seen in the meantime is the relaxation of various […]

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