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On January 23, 2017, changes to liquor laws and BC liquor permits came into effect – the result of the BC government’s sweeping Liquor Policy Review which began in 2013. The review resulted in 73 recommendations for changes. To date, 63 of those recommendations have been implemented. Some of the changes have been controversial, such […]
A few years have now passed since the BC government first announced proposed liquor law changes that would permit the sale of BC wine in grocery stores. The rollout of this program has been slow and contentious. What at first appeared to be a promising prospect for both BC wineries and grocery stores, now is […]
Whether you are a business seeking a BC liquor license, a manufacturer, brewer, or are considering hosting a special event where you want to serve alcohol, it’s important to understand the licensing process and your responsibilities under the law. Rising Tide Consultants is here to ensure that you understand and fulfill government requirements, thereby increasing […]
On January 23, 2017, the newly revamped Liquor Control and Licensing Act comes into force, bringing with it a host of changes too lengthy to list in one article. Business that will benefit the most are those that have not traditionally been able to apply for a primary BC liquor license allowing them to serve […]
Wednesday January 18th, 2017 The United States government announced it will be challenging British Columbia’s BC wine on grocery store shelves model. The US is disputing BC has violated Canada’s international trade obligations, by allowing wine on grocery store shelves. While this trade challenge is surprising in the dying days of the Obama administration, the […]
In 2016, Rising Tide Consultants was very busy – growing our services beyond BC liquor licenses to include Alberta and Ontario liquor license services as well as all provinces, SKU registration, agent registration, and manufacturers license application services. Before we review our year, we’d like to wish all of you a very Happy Holidays and […]
Since the spring of 2015, a new BCLDB wholesale pricing program has put BC private liquor stores on a “level playing field” with other private liquor licencees, grocers, and government liquor stores. Liquor retailers regularly make large-scale purchases of SKUs when LTOs are offered as a strategy to remain competitive and maximize profits. Here are […]
BC liquor laws control the manufacture, sales, distribution, and consumption of alcohol in British Columbia. The first place to look when you need to know precisely what the liquor laws allow and don’t allow, is the official BC Government Ministry of Justice, Liquor Control and Licensing Branch (BCLCLB) website.
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