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Toronto Star: Let Ontarians buy beer in corner stores

Feb 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Editor

Once again, the privately owned monopoly called The Beer Store seems to be winning the day with Ontario’s political leaders, even with a vague caveat aimed at appeasing small craft brewers. After telling reporters she has “no intentions of allowing the sale of beer in convenience stores,” Wynne told an online “ask me anything” session this week that ...

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Myths and Facts about modernizing beer sales in Ontario

Feb 9, 2014 1 Comment ›› Editor

Myths and Facts about modernizing beer sales in Ontario What The Beer Store doesn’t want you to know! February 10, 2014 – Toronto – More and more Ontarians are asking for increased competition and convenience in alcohol retailing, as evidenced by a recent Angus Reid survey that indicated almost seven-in-ten Ontarians (69%) want to see more private ...

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Toronto Star readers really, really don’t like The Beer Store

Jan 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Editor

Bitter taste of reader feedback over The Beer Store: Cohn Judging by the head of foam overflowing from my inbox, politicians ignore Ontario’s nasty brew of anti-competitive behaviour at their peril. By: Martin Regg Cohn Provincial Politics, Published on Thu Jan 30 2014 One more kick at the (beer) can: After a couple of holiday columns on The Beer Store, it’s time to ...

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Convenience store chains unveil Ontario wine / craft beer guarantee

Oct 29, 2013 No Comments ›› Editor

Convenience store chains unveil major initiative to dedicate one-third of retailing space for Ontario wines and Ontario craft beer New retail channel would create big opportunities for local craft beers and Ontario wines to be sold right in the communities where they are made and across the province October 29, 2013 – Queen’s Park, Toronto – Ontario’s ...

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Mac’s promises 170 jobs if Ontario allows alcohol sales in c-stores

Sep 9, 2013 No Comments ›› Editor

Mac’s Convenience Stores Inc. is promising to build 27 new convenience stores at the cost of $2 million each if it is granted the right to sell alcohol in Ontario. Tom Moher, vice-president of operations of Mac’s central Canada division, said during a speech in Toronto that the new convenience stores would be built within ...

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Economic Study: Beer Store profits

Aug 12, 2013 No Comments ›› Editor

Economic Study: Ontario’s beer retailing system enables The Beer Store owners to capture up to $700 million in incremental profits from Ontario beer drinkers every year “The Beer Store is a classic textbook example of a cartel” – peculiarly protected by provincial legislation in Ontario August 12, 2013 – Toronto – A new economic study that looked ...

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Ontario won’t close door on c-store alcohol sales

Jun 26, 2013 No Comments ›› Editor

Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa isn’t ruling out the sale of alcohol in convenience stores.  Asked repeatedly whether he’d allow convenience stores to sell booze, Sousa wouldn’t close the door to the change, which the governing Liberals have repeatedly rebuffed. The minister says the Liquor Control Board of Ontario is expanding its reach into grocery ...

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Economic Study: Competition a boost to gov’t revenue

Jun 24, 2013 No Comments ›› Editor

Study shows Ontario government could earn higher profits by allowing competition to government-run LCBO and foreign-owned Beer Store Keeping LCBO and Beer Store, but increasing competition for consumers grows LCBO profits and creates opportunities for more government revenueTORONTO, June 24, 2013 /CNW/ - A new economic study suggests that expanding the current retailing system beyond the LCBO, Beer ...

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LCBO Strike – No problem! Privately run agency stores will still be open

May 13, 2013 No Comments ›› Editor

The LCBO may be going on strike, but not to worry, Ontario's network of privately run Agency Stores will still be open.  Many of these stores are convenience stores and have a long track record of serving Ontarians as responsible community retailers. Click here to download a PDF of Agency Stores here: Ontario Agency Store list Or ...

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Global News Toronto: Free Our Beer on the LCBO Strike

Apr 24, 2013 No Comments ›› Editor

Unionized employees of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario say they’re prepared to walk off the job next month if they can’t reach a fair contract with the retail giant. Global News Toronto's Alan Carter reports.

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