Message heard, but for now, all stays the same and prices are controlled by the LCBO.
A two-sided coin.
“While acknowledging the need to balance policy concerns such as public health and safety with competition, I believe a less restrictive system that allows more retailers to compete on price can offer Ontarians greater convenience and access to a wider selection of products, particularly for those who live in rural and remote communities,” Boswell wrote.
Interesting news out with many mixed reviews by the media outlets…
Things will change “big time” if this legislation gets passed.
Province to Introduce Legislation to End Decades-old Near-Monopoly on Beer Sales
“The unfair agreement with the Beer Store puts the interests of three large global brewers ahead of Ontario consumers, taxpayers and small businesses,” said Fedeli. “It’s a bad deal for people in Ontario who want more choice and convenience, and it’s deeply unfair to businesses who want to compete in this sector.”
VINTAGES is the fine wine and premium spirits business unit of the LCBO.
VINTAGES’s goal is to introduce over 5,000 new and unique products through the LCBO’s 600+ store network plus hundreds more through their Classics Collection, Bordeaux Futures, Special Events, Latest Offers and via their Shop Online program.
VINTAGES’ Retail Programs
Every two weeks, VINTAGES introduces over 125 new products into stores.
In 2016, LCBO launched its new e-commerce site which offers a diverse local and international initial assortment of more than 5,000 beverage alcohol products to consumers regardless of where they live in Ontario.
Their goal is to eventually offer up to 16,000 different products from around the world.
Directly to an LCBO store of their choosing for pick up. Free of charge.
Directly to their home by Canada Post for a flat-fee charge of $12 (plus tax) per order.
* Online orders for home delivery will be made within 2 to 3 days. Online orders will be available for pick-up at any LCBO store within 4 to 12 days.
An option for online exclusives is available for products not available through the Private Ordering and Consignment programs.
We will add more here as the e-Commerce program continues to grow.