Wholesale Customers

Doing Business with the LDB - wholesale customer

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The LDB provides product ordering and delivery services to licensee retail stores, independent wine stores, rural agency stores*, duty free stores and licensed establishments selling beverage alcohol in BC.

Committed to offering services exclusive to wholesale customers, the LDB operates two Wholesale Customer Centres (WCC) located in Vancouver and Victoria and a wholesale website where customers can log into the Web Store and order products online 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.  The LDB also offers a convenient direct delivery service where customers can have their orders assembled and shipped to their door.

Visit the LDB Wholesale Web Site — for Wholesale Customers

 

Rural Agency Store Program Information Package (revised August 2017)

SUMMARY OF CHANGES  >>

 

Effective January 23, 2017

 

 

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With respect to the requirements of in-store tastings:

The liquor manufacturer or agent may remove any unfinished or unopened product from the store at the end of the tasting, and may use that product at another tasting event, subject to approval of the store in which the tasting is occurring. Note, however, that it continues to be a requirement that any poured samples be destroyed at the end of a tasting.

 

The contents of any unfinished or unopened product purchased for the tasting was required to be destroyed at the end of the tasting.

   

Effective February 3, 2016

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1. A provision for the exercise of discretion has been added to the distance criterion.

The LDB’s General Manager may exercise discretion for the 10km criterion if he/she:

a. Is satisfied the community being served by the proposed Rural Agency Store is separate and distinct from the community served by the conflicting BC Liquor Store, Licensee Retail Store or Rural Agency Store;

b. Is satisfied the distance between the stores is sufficient to maintain the intent of the Rural Agency Store Program; and

c. Has received notice of resolution(s) in support of the RAS application passed by all local government(s) and/or First Nation(s) associated with the community in which the RAS is proposed to be located.

2. The restriction on locating a Rural Agency Store
within a municipal boundary has been eliminated.

1. The proposed location is a minimum of 10 kilometres driving distance from the nearest existing BC Liquor Store, Licensee Retail Store or Rural Agency Store, where access is by all- weather road.

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. A Rural Agency Store will not be authorized within city limits or within the municipal boundaries of an urban community.
 

   

Effective April 28, 2013

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The discount on liquor products extended to Rural Agency Stores will be 12% on the LDB retail price (excludes GST and PST).

The discount on liquor products extended to Rural Agency Stores will be 10% on the LDB retail price (excludes GST and PST).

   

Effective April 1, 2013

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PST and GST Returns to British Columbia

1. BC replaces the HST and returns to Provincial Sales Tax (PST) at a rate of 10% on liquor and a Federal
Goods and Services Tax (GST) at a rate of 5%.

HST implemented in BC

1. BC implements Harmonized Sales Tax on all liquor at a rate of 12%.

   

Effective May 31, 2012

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1. Tourist services: The resort must have substantial accommodation for tourists.

1. Tourist services: The resort must have substantial permanent accommodation for tourists.

   

Effective April 2, 2012

Previous Criteria

1. The population being served by the trading area is a minimum of 200 persons [except for communities
without all-weather road access]. The trading area is defined as an area within 5 kilometres driving distance from the community.

2. The community criteria has been eliminated.

1. The population being served by the trading area is a minimum of 300 persons [except for communities without all-weather road access]. The trading area is defined as an area within 5 kilometres driving distance from the community.

2. The area must be a bona fide community, as evidenced by the existence of a variety of business services and facilities, such as a church, post office, school or community hall.