BC Liquor & Cannabis Industry News

July 20, 2022

Inflation Hurting Your BC Liquor Business? An Operations Audit from a Liquor Licensing Consultant Can Help Boost Your Bottom Line

BC liquor licensees have good reason to feel nervous about the current state of Canada’s economy and what the future may bring. In May, Canada’s Consumer […]
July 13, 2022

95% of BCGEU Members Vote in Favour of Strike. Will BC Liquor Distribution Be Affected?

Talks between the Public Service Agency (PSA) of the BC Government and BCGEU – the province’s largest union have broken down. The union’s collective agreement with […]
June 27, 2022

BC Alcohol Prices Up 7.2% Between 05/21 and 05/22

This news post was originally published with April 2022 BC Consumer Price Index Summary data. It has been updated to reflect the recent release of May […]
June 19, 2022

Early Expiry of Authorization for BC Liquor Manufacturers to Produce, Sell or Donate Alcohol-Based Sanitizer

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the BC Liquor & Cannabis Regulation Branch (BCLCRB) authorized licensed BC liquor manufacturers to produce, package, sell or donate […]
May 24, 2022

TESA Replaced by Permanent Licensed Areas on March 31/23 – BC Liquor Licensees Urged to Apply Early

TESA (Temporary Expanded Service Areas) have been extended from June 1, 2022, to March 31, 2023 when they’ll be replaced by permanent licensed areas.
May 16, 2022

Looming June BCGEU Strike Might Cause Supply-Chain Disruptions at Government & Private Liquor Stores

BC Liquor Distribution Branch (BCLDB) may find itself in the middle of a logistical nightmare later in June. In April, BCGEU announced that new contract negotiations […]
April 26, 2022

Permanent Bump in BC Online Liquor Sales a Silver Lining of the Pandemic?

BC liquor and wine stores may continue seeing a permanent bump in online liquor sales and delivery as the pandemic becomes endemic and we all get […]
April 18, 2022

BC Liquor Store and Cannabis Store Customers Donate $530K+ to Ukraine Relief

The British Columbia Liquor Distribution Branch (BCLDB) announced that as of March 17, 2022, customers of BC liquor stores and cannabis stores have donated over $530,000 […]
April 15, 2022

City of Vancouver Summer Patio Program Streamlined After Criticism from Industry

The City of Vancouver summer patio program launched in early March 2022, complete with 34 pages of guidelines and other barriers, raised the eyebrows and ire […]