Please see the below steps and requirements for the NISS notification you've received, along with other helpful infomation and forms.

Please note that anything sent prior to a request will not be accepted.

For further questions, please reach out to your Category Administartor. Their contact information can be found in the Merchandising contact list.


For sample deliveries, please send to the following address:

Attn: LCBO Merchandising Storage

6th floor - 100 Queens Quay East 

Toronto, Ontario

M5E 0C7

Please ensure to attach the Package Label for Samples to each package delivered to LCBO. See form LCB 2030 Package Label for Samples.


Product Needs List

For the most recent Product Needs list, please see the Product Needs Letter page.

Pre-Submission Accepted to Proceed

For Ontario Beer, the retail price is used for the cost per case.

For outside Ontario and Imported Beers, cost per case is used for the Purchase Order (PO).

For more information regarding the cost per case calculations, please click to view our LCBO pricing calculators, or reach out to the Pricing team at

New Supplier Number

Please ensure you have submitted a Vendor Profile Form (2297).

Once approved, please provide your supplier with their vendor number and ensure they request access to WebPO via TPAR - LCBO - SAM (

Final Lab Submission: Ontario Beers Direct Delivery Program

A final retail ready lab sample should be submitted to category 3-4 weeks prior to the intended distribution date.

What is a final lab sample?

It is a retail ready product sample identical to what the vendor will ship to LCBO retail for consumer purchase. This sample must be representative of the product that will be delivered and sold through retail stores.

A sample that is retail ready MUST include the following:                   

  1. A fully compliant label
  2. The same liquid that will be sold to consumers           
  3. Lot code           
  4. Retail ready packaging (proper canning procedure followed). Blank non-descript cans/silver bullets are not acceptable as final lab samples

The LCBO/Category will not accept test results from other lab facilities for listing purposes.

Quality Services

For for information regarding Quality Services, such as testing services, policy and guidelines, please see the Quality Services page. 

Important Documents

Direct Delivery to LCBO Warehouse Vendor Process

For Agents and Vendors to change their distribution strategy/method.

Label Review Manual and NISS

For consumer label feedback for agents regarding compliance from Quality Services.

Quote Letter Template - Ontario Direct Delivery to LCBO Retail

For new products getting listed at the LCBO. To be posted in the addition information section in the NISS submission.

Vendor Change Template - Existing Vendors

For current items changing vendor on record.

Agent Change Template - Current Agent

For new or current items changing agency representative.

UPC SCC Info - For Item Set Up and Maintenance

Agent must provide this information during the NISS listing process.

NISS Package Review Submission

Must be submitted during the NISS listing product for tray and carton review; This can also be done on listed products.

Label Review manual and NISS Trade Site

Products are required to be CFIA, AGCO compliant. Required for new listings, re-branded products and TBS listings.