News

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

Apr
26

BC LDB establishes retail brand for non-medical cannabis

2018-04-26

VANCOUVER – The BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) is announcing that, once legalized, public cannabis stores and the online retail store for non-medical cannabis will operate under the brand, BC Cannabis Stores.

 

The name and brand aligns with the BC Liquor Stores... Read More

Apr
20

LDB reaffirms commitment to environmental sustainability

2018-04-20

VANCOUVER – As Canada celebrates Earth Day, the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) continues its commitment to environmentally responsible and sustainable operations at its head office, warehouses, and retail stores.

 

Last year, the LDB recycled more than 3,117 tonnes of... Read More

Apr
11

BC Liquor Stores customers raise more than $275,000 for Dry Grad

2018-04-11

VANCOUVER – BC Liquor Stores customers have helped about 52,000 British Columbian Grade 12 students enjoy safe, alcohol-free graduation celebrations as part of the annual Support Dry Grad campaign.

 

This year’s campaign, which ran from March 4-31, raised $278,158... Read More

Mar
05

Thumbs up for BC Liquor Stores’ Support Dry Grad campaign

2018-03-05

VANCOUVER – BC Liquor Stores are 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 Store customers are encouraged to... Read More

Feb
22

Liquor Distribution Branch named BC Top Employer for the 10th time

2018-02-22

VANCOUVER – The BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) is being recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers for 2018. This marks the 10th consecutive time the LDB has been honoured as part of Mediacorp Canada Inc.’s Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, which identifies employers... Read More

Feb
05

BC LDB to begin preparing for retail and online non-medical cannabis sales

2018-02-05

VANCOUVER – The BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) is aiming to open the first government-operated non-medical cannabis retail store by late summer, and has begun exploring an e-commerce model to offer online sales to the public.

 

This follows the announcement by the... Read More