BC Liquor & Cannabis Industry News

November 23, 2022

2023 Alcohol Beverage Market Trends and Predictions

As liquor store consultants in BC, we at Thrive Liquor & Cannabis Advisors love to read about alcohol beverage market trends. So much has changed over […]
November 21, 2022

BC Consumer Price Index: Beer Prices Down Compared to August/22 – BC CPI Up 7.7% Compared to September/21

Although Statistics Canada’s September 2022 Consumer Price Index (released October 19) shows a slight decrease in inflation to 6.9% in September from 7% in August, lower […]
November 14, 2022

BC Liquor Primary Licensees Permitted to Open Early During 2022 FIFA World Cup

BC liquor primary licensees may open earlier than stated on their BC liquor license for the hosting of televised 2022 FIFA World Cup games. Licensees may […]
October 26, 2022

Lift&Co Expo and Cannabis Conference Vancouver is Back Jan 12-14/23

The Lift&Co Expo and cannabis conference is back in Vancouver after a 3-year hiatus and a renewed vision. “Lift&Co Expo” is Canada’s premiere cannabis conference and […]
October 17, 2022

New BC Cannabis Producer Retail Store License Effective November 30/22

A new cannabis Producer Retail Store (PRS) license for farm-gate sales will become effective November 30, 2022, as announced by BC Liquor & Cannabis Regulation Branch […]
September 14, 2022

BCGEU Strike Caused Cannabis Store Closures and Layoffs

Although the BCGEU strike action was halted over two weeks ago and on September 7, the union announced it had reached a tentative agreement with the […]
September 8, 2022

BCGEU Strike Halted – Tentative Agreement Reached

The BCGEU strike was paused over a week ago and the BC General Employees’ Unions (BCGEU) and the Public Service Agency (PSA) have reached a tentative […]
August 22, 2022

ABLE BC’s ‘buyAble’ Ordering & Delivery Platform for LRS and LPs Could Be a Reality in the Near Future

The Alliance of Beverage Licensees (ABLE BC), non-profit voice of BC’s bars, pubs and private liquor stores, recently announced the planning stages of the “buyABLE” program […]
August 11, 2022

BC Cannabis Stores for Sale in August 2022

Thrive Liquor & Cannabis Advisors currently has leads on two cannabis stores for sale in BC. Number of stores: 2. Asking price: $2.3mm. On track for […]