News

Apr
17

Six months since legalization of non-medical cannabis

2019-04-17

Despite widespread supply shortages across Canada, steps taken by the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) prior to and following legalization have safeguarded the province from supply outages impacting the business operations of retailers throughout the first six months of legalization.

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Apr
09

BC Liquor Stores raise more than $280,000 for dry grad

2019-04-09

VANCOUVER - BC Liquor Stores customers have again helped British Columbian Grade 12 students, raising more than $280,000 as part of the annual Support Dry Grad Campaign for alcohol-free high school graduation celebrations.

 

This year's campaign collected money at 192 stores... Read More

Mar
04

BC Liquor Stores gives ‘Thumbs up’ for Dry Grad celebrations

2019-03-04

VANCOUVER – BC Liquor Stores are again giving dry graduation events the ‘thumbs up’ as part of the BC Liquor Distribution Branch’s annual Support Dry Grad fundraising campaign.

 

Throughout the month of March, BC Liquor Stores customers are encouraged... Read More

Feb
21

BC Liquor Distribution Branch named a Top Employer in 2019

2019-02-21

VANCOUVER – For the 11th straight year, the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) has been recognized as one of the top employers in B.C.

 

The list of BC’s Top Employers, designated by Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, identifies employers that lead their... Read More

Feb
01

LDB continues efforts to roll out BC Cannabis Stores

2019-02-01

The Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) is continuing its efforts to roll out its network of BC Cannabis Stores across the province.

 

The LDB is committed to working with municipalities to understand and align with their bylaws and business requirements, and has submitted... Read More

Jan
28

Release of exclusive 72-year-old whisky makes history for BC Liquor Stores

2019-01-28

A coveted bottle of The Macallan 72 Years Old will make history when it is unveiled – and sold – at BC Liquor Stores’ flagship location at 39th and Cambie in Vancouver this week.

 

The exceptionally rare single-malt scotch is priced at $74,000... Read More

Jan
22

BC Liquor Stores deliver holiday cheer to thousands of families

2019-01-22

VANCOUVER – More than 23,000 Share-a-Bears were donated to local charities and made their way to needy families over the holiday season, thanks to the generosity of BC Liquor Store customers throughout the province.

 

The total surpassed the 2017 campaign by over 1,000... Read More

Jan
14

Game of Thrones inspired single malt series arriving January 19

2019-01-14

VANCOUVER – BC Liquor Stores will be the only retailer in the province that will offer a limited-edition collection of single malt scotch whiskies inspired by HBO’s Game of Thrones.

 

The collection, from Diageo, is being released to mark the final season of the... Read More

Nov
20

BC Liquor Stores celebrate the season of giving

2018-11-20

VICTORIA – For nearly 30 years, BC Liquor Stores’ annual Share-a-Bear campaign has been inviting customers to support a good cause.

 

From now until Christmas, customers can purchase a stuffed bear to take home, for $11.70 plus tax, while its twin is donated to a... Read More

Nov
02

LDB launches advanced ordering system for private retailers of non-medical cannabis

2018-11-02

The BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) has launched its wholesale customer website for licensed, private retailers of non-medical cannabis in British Columbia.

 

The advanced online order system will enable private retailers to easily access the LDB’s wholesale product... Read More

Oct
31

LDB identifies efficiencies to benefit BC Cannabis Stores’ online customers

2018-10-31

The Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) has identified a number of efficiencies in its delivery model for online orders of non-medical cannabis to directly benefit customers of BC Cannabis Stores.

 

To support the best possible customer experience, the LDB has reduced the cost of... Read More

Oct
29

BC Liquor Stores prepare for Premium Spirits Release

2018-10-29

VANCOUVER – BC Liquor Stores is hosting its annual Premium Spirits Release on November 3, 2018 at various locations throughout the province, and spirit enthusiasts can win the chance to purchase extremely rare whiskies at select stores in anticipation of the release.

 

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Oct
26

New distribution centre to improve service for liquor, hospitality industries

2018-10-26

DELTA— A new liquor distribution centre in Delta will allow the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) to improve service to wholesale customers, including the hospitality industry and private liquor stores.

 

The 400,000 square foot facility at 7003 72nd Street is almost... Read More

Oct
26

B.C. enters new era as cannabis becomes legal

2018-10-26

VANCOUVER – On Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, British Columbians throughout the province will be able to legally purchase non-medical cannabis online from: www.bccannabisstores.com

 

British Columbians 19 years of... Read More

Sep
26

BC Liquor Stores customers donate to wildfire relief

2018-09-26

VANCOUVER – Thanks to the generosity of BC Liquor Stores customers across the province, more than $159,000 in donations was collected for the Canadian Red Cross appeal to assist B.C. residents affected by this year’s devastating wildfires. This amount will be matched by the... Read More

Sep
24

BC Liquor Stores' Bordeaux release set for September 29

2018-09-24

VANCOUVER – One of the year’s biggest events for wine lovers is happening September 29 when BC Liquor Stores hold their annual release of highly-prized Bordeaux wines.

 

“The 2015 vintage of Bordeaux in this year’s release is one of the best in years,... Read More

Aug
27

Bowen Island Beer recall

2018-08-27

The BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) and Northam Beverages – the manufacturer of Bowen Island Beer – are voluntarily recalling two types of product due to concerns about can defects.

 

The affected products are:

Bowen Island – Artisan IPA Lot... Read More
Aug
24

BC Liquor Stores collect donations to aid residents impacted by wildfires

2018-08-24

VANCOUVER – BC Liquor Stores are once again collecting donations on behalf of the Canadian Red Cross and its BC Fires Appeal.

 

Customers are encouraged to donate in increments of $2, $5 or multiples thereof, at the till. The Province of British Columbia will match all... Read More

Aug
10

LDB issues product call for non-medical cannabis, determines wholesale mark-up

2018-08-10
The BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) is issuing a second product call as part of a continuing effort to expand its wholesale product assortment for non-medical cannabis. In July 2018, the LDB entered into memorandums of understanding with 32 licensed producers to form its initial wholesale... Read More
Jul
11

New agreements will ensure quality cannabis; First store location secured

2018-07-11

VICTORIA – British Columbia’s sole legal wholesaler of non-medical cannabis has entered into agreements with licensed producers to ensure a retail supply for when non-medical cannabis is legalized.

 

The Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) has signed memorandums of... Read More

Jul
03

BC Liquor Stores customers donate $66K for flood relief

2018-07-03

VANCOUVER – Thanks to the generosity of BC Liquor Stores customers across the province, almost $66,000 in donations were collected for the Canadian Red Cross appeal to assist B.C. residents affected by spring flooding.

 

“As flood recovery efforts continue, the... Read More

Jun
22

LDB readies for online sales of non-medical cannabis, secures distribution centre

2018-06-22

VANCOUVER – The Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) has selected Shopify Inc. to provide an ecommerce platform for the online sale of non-medical cannabis to the public.

 

LDB’s online store is expected to launch in early fall, to provide British Columbians with... Read More

May
15

Don’t buy for minors: BC Liquor Stores launch grad season campaign

2018-05-15

VANCOUVER – As high school graduations ramp up over the coming weeks, BC Liquor Stores are reminding customers not to buy liquor for minors.

 

“Drinking can be harmful for minors in many ways,” said Michael Procopio, who oversees 197 BC Liquor Stores in his... Read More

May
09

Enjoy a taste of California with 2014 vintage wine release

2018-05-09

VANCOUVER – BC Liquor Stores will feature a unique selection of the 2014 vintage of California wines this Saturday, May 12, until sold – the first of three special releases of wines and spirits planned for this year.

 

“These are the collectibles that go in... Read More