General Updates
24 May 2024
Register to attend: Information session on changes to Ontario’s ...

The provincial government has announced further details and timelines on its plans to modernize Onta...

Retail Updates
21 May 2024
Reminder: LCBO Retail Product Consultant Development Day - Supplier ...

We are reaching out to remind you that our Product Consultant Development Day Supplier Meeting appli...

Retail Updates
14 May 2024
You're invited to the opening event for Store 116!

For more details, please click the invitation below:...

Retail Updates
07 May 2024
You're invited to the opening event for Stores 598 and 72!

For more details, please click the invitation below:...

Spirit of Sustainability
29 Apr 2024
Introducing Spirit of Sustainability’s Good News SoS Quarterly ...

Since Spirit of Sustainability’s inception in 2019, LCBO has been steadfast in its commitment to cre...

Awards and Recognition
25 Apr 2024
George Soleas named RCC’s 2024 Distinguished Canadian Retailer of the ...

Retail Council of Canada (RCC) has recognized the leadership of LCBO President & CEO George Soleas, ...

General Updates
24 Apr 2024
Same-Day Pickup Program Expands Across Ontario

Based on the success of our Same-Day Pickup (SDP) service at select locations, which allows customer...

Pricing Updates
22 Apr 2024
Update: Federal Excise Tax Update

The LCBO has received notification that the Canada Revenue Agency has released updated excise rates...

Pricing Updates
18 Apr 2024
Federal Excise Tax Update

As an update to the trade letter issued on April 4, 2024, the excise rates issued to liquor boards b...

Retail Updates
17 Apr 2024
LCBO Retail Product Consultant Development Day - Supplier Applications ...

We are pleased to launch the upcoming Product Consultant Development Day Supplier Meeting applicatio...

Promo Programs Updates
09 Apr 2024
Vintages Events Call for Proposals: FY24/25 P11 – P13 + FY25/26 P1 – P3 ...

We are pleased to announce that we will be accepting consumer event proposals for FY24/25 P11 – P13 ...

General Updates
09 Apr 2024
2024-25 Sales Targets for LCBO Products

With the LCBO’s sales objectives and strategic initiatives in mind, we have prepared the annual sale...

Pricing Updates
09 Apr 2024
Section 14 of LCBO’s Purchase Order Terms and Conditions

LCBO is issuing this letter to provide insight into the organization’s decision to issue chargebacks...

Pricing Updates
04 Apr 2024
Federal Excise Tax Update

As of April 1, 2024, the Canada Revenue Agency officially increased the excise duty rate by 4.7%....

Product calls
04 Apr 2024
Vintages Product Needs – submissions now being accepted

We are pleased to provide you with the May 8, 2024, to June 26, 2024 Product Needs Schedule outlinin...

Product calls
04 Apr 2024
Change to Tasting Date of NISS ID 276 3772 Spain

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the tasting date for the LCBO Spain Call 3772 has been moved from A...

General Updates
02 Apr 2024
Vendor Performance Program Update

As communicated on January 15, 2024, a Ready to Ship Confirmation KPI has been introduced....

Staffing Updates
26 Mar 2024
Merchandising Team Update

Effective immediately, Christina Bellotti-Ramzan is no longer with the organization....

Pricing Updates
25 Mar 2024
Federal Excise Tax Update

On March 9, 2024, the federal government announced a proposed change in the Federal Excise Tax rate ...

General Updates
22 Mar 2024
LCBO update regarding pricing obligations

You may have seen media coverage related to LCBO collecting monies owed from some suppliers, in rela...

Retail Updates
21 Mar 2024
You're invited to the opening event for Store 778!

For more details, please click the invitation below:...

Staffing Updates
08 Mar 2024
Merchandising Updates

LCBO’s Future State Modernization (FSM) program is a top priority for the organization....

Pricing Updates
04 Mar 2024
Federal Excise Tax

On April 1st, 2024, the Federal Excise Tax will increase based on the Consumer Price Index....

Retail Updates
01 Mar 2024
You're invited to the opening event for Store 177!

For more details, please click the invitation below:...

General Updates
01 Mar 2024
Head Office Sample Deliveries

For LCBO requested/approved samples and document:...

General Updates
01 Mar 2024
2024/25 Sale of Data Program and Renewal, Sale of Data Terms and ...

SOD Program Renewal Current subscriptions are set to expire on March 31....

Retail Updates
27 Feb 2024
You're invited to the opening event for Store 416!

For more details, please click the invitation below:...

Retail Updates
27 Feb 2024
Store 5 Opening Event Parking

For the opening of Store 5 Toronto tomorrow (February 28th) and due to limited customer parking at t...

Product calls
23 Feb 2024
Destination Collection Spring 2024 Product Calls – submissions accepted ...

We are pleased to provide you with the Spring 2024 Destination Collection Product Needs Schedule out...

General Updates
23 Feb 2024
Update: Consolidation of LCBO Merchandising’s Licensee Exclusive ...

We would like to inform you that we are transitioning LCBO Merchandising’s Licensee Exclusive Progra...

Staffing Updates
15 Feb 2024
Inventory Planning and Supply Chain Strategy Team Updates

Please note the following changes, effective March 4, 2024 on the Inventory Planning and Supply Chai...

General Updates
14 Feb 2024
Update on Controlled Entrances pilot project

Earlier this week, we shared that LCBO planned to launch a controlled entrance pilot in six stores i...

Pricing Updates
09 Feb 2024
Beer Basic Fee/Mark‐up

The Minister of Finance has signed a regulatory amendment to O. Reg. 257/10 under the Liquor Tax Act...

Retail Updates
09 Feb 2024
You're invited to the opening event for Store 5!

For more details, please click the invitation below:...

Retail Updates
09 Feb 2024
You're invited to the opening event for Store 545!

For more details, please click the invitation below:...

Product calls
09 Feb 2024
Vintages Product Needs – submissions now being accepted

We are pleased to provide you with the March 13, 2024, to May 1, 2024 Product Needs Schedule outlini...

General Updates
05 Feb 2024
LCBO Partners with Accenture on Future State Modernization Program

Goal is to drive organization-wide transformation of platforms, systems, and processes to support be...

General Updates
26 Jan 2024
Update to Pre-mixed Ready To Serve Category Management

Dear valued Trade Partners, In response to the growing needs of both Ready To Drink (RTD) as well a...

General Updates
15 Jan 2024
Guidance on interactions between LCBO and Trade partners

As public servants, LCBO employees are responsible for acting ethically. One item that is of critica...

Supply Chain & Wholesale Updates
15 Jan 2024
Vendor Performance Program Update

The LCBO initiated a Vendor Performance Program on April 1, 2023, introducing two key performance in...

Promo Programs Updates
05 Jan 2024
2023/24 Annual Promotional Fee

The LCBO Promotional Fee is collected annually to support general promotional activities for our ret...

Product calls
05 Jan 2024
LCBO WINES, SPIRITS & BEER Product Needs 2024-25 (pre-subs due March ...

We are pleased to provide you with the 2024-25 schedules of LCBO WINES, SPIRITS, BEER & CIDER AND RT...

Quality Assurance Updates
04 Jan 2024
Laboratory Processing Updates

Through its programs and testing services, LCBO's Quality Assurance supports the organization’s goal...

Pricing Updates
21 Dec 2023
Pricing Updates

Please be advised of the following updates and changes:...

Product calls
19 Dec 2023
Ready-to-Drink Ontario Small Producer Program Update

Dear valued Trade Partners, We are pleased to share an update to the Ready-to-Drink Ontario Small P...

Product calls
15 Dec 2023
Deadline and Submission Requirements for 2024 LCBO WINES, SPIRITS, ...

DEADLINE: As specified on the LCBO’s New Item Submission System (NISS), holiday gift pre-submission...

General Updates
15 Dec 2023
LCBO at Vinitaly 2024

The LCBO will be sending representatives to Vinitaly 2024 (April 14-17)....

General Updates
15 Dec 2023
LCBO at Prowein 2024

The LCBO will be sending representatives to Prowein 2024 (March 10-12)....

General Updates
15 Dec 2023
LCBO at Vinexpo Paris 2024

The LCBO will be sending representatives to Vinexpo Paris 2024 (February 12-14)....

Product calls
15 Dec 2023
Vintages Product Needs – submissions now being accepted

We are pleased to provide you with the January 17, 2024, to March 6, 2024 Product Needs Schedule out...

General Updates
14 Dec 2023
Trade Update: LCBO statement regarding beverage alcohol marketplace ...

As an agency of the provincial government, LCBO acknowledges today’s provincial announcement on expa...

General Updates
06 Dec 2023
What Ontarians were drinking in 2023

Last year we published our first media release of yearly purchasing trends called ‘What Ontarians we...

Promo Programs Updates
27 Nov 2023
Updated Promotional Opportunities for Summer FY24/25 and New Excel ...

Please note that updated versions of the FY25 Promotional Opportunities Document and Promotion Excel...

Retail Updates
24 Nov 2023
LCBO Retail Product Consultant Development Day - Supplier Applications ...

Dear Valued Trade Partners, We are pleased to share the upcoming Product Consultant Development Day...

Promo Programs Updates
17 Nov 2023
P3/4 Promotional Applications

Please note that P3/4 Non-Applied Excel Application accepts/declines will be delayed being sent to t...

Staffing Updates
16 Nov 2023
New World and Ontario Wines Team Updates

Claudia Speciale (Acting Product Manager, New World Wines) will be going on maternity leave on Decem...

General Updates
14 Nov 2023
LCBO Quarterly Update

Last quarter, we introduced the Quarterly Trade Update to provide some high-level insights into the ...

General Updates
07 Nov 2023
For the Good of Ontario: Introducing LCBO’s Impact Report 2022-2023

At LCBO, we know the greatest impact we can have to create a more sustainable and equitable future f...

Retail Updates
03 Nov 2023
You're invited to the opening event for Store 789!

For more details, please click the invitation below:...

General Updates
01 Nov 2023
2024 Merchandising Travel

The LCBO Merchandising team is pleased to announce that we will begin to intake for out-of-province ...

Product calls
30 Oct 2023
Update to Product Needs: LCBO Wines, Spirits & Beer Product Needs ...

A new dealcoholized beer and cider product tender has been added to the existing product needs and w...

Product calls
26 Oct 2023
Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri Special Offer

The LCBO is planning a special offer to coincide with Gambero Rosso’s Italian Wine Guide’s Ontario t...

Retail Updates
23 Oct 2023
Store 789 Grand Opening Postponed

Please note that the grand opening of store 789 Etobicoke on October 30 has been postponed. Stay ...

Product calls
20 Oct 2023
Update to Product Needs: LCBO Wines, Spirits & Beer Product Needs ...

Two new Wines product tenders have been added to the existing product needs and will be open in the ...

Pricing Updates
18 Oct 2023
SOD Data Field Update

Please note the LCBO is making an enhancement to our SOD data to better serve your analysis by break...

Retail Updates
16 Oct 2023
You're invited to the opening event for Store 619!

For more details, please click the invitation below...

Promo Programs Updates
10 Oct 2023
Updated Promotional Opportunities for Early Summer FY24/25

Please note that updated version of the FY25 Promotional Opportunities Document has been posted to t...

Staffing Updates
04 Oct 2023
Merchandising Team Updates

We are pleased to announce the following changes on the Destination Collection & European Wines team...

Product calls
22 Sep 2023
Vintages Product Needs – submissions now being accepted

We are pleased to provide you with the October 25, 2023 – January 10, 2024 Product Needs Schedule ou...

General Updates
22 Sep 2023
New online ordering process for licensees and LCOs being introduced in ...

In early 2024, LCBO is launching a new online ordering process for LCBO Convenience Outlets (LCOs) a...

General Updates
15 Sep 2023
Upcoming fulfillment change to Vintages Release Program

I’d like to share an important update regarding an upcoming change regarding the fulfillment of Vint...

General Updates
12 Sep 2023
LCBO INVITES CUSTOMERS TO CHEERS TO 30 YEARS OF FOOD & DRINK

Since 1993, Food & Drink has proudly been a showcase for inspired entertaining, offering readers an ...

General Updates
08 Sep 2023
Status Update: Resuming LCBO Promotional Emails

LCBO’s promotional email program will be resuming next week. ...

Promo Programs Updates
08 Sep 2023
Vintages Events Call for Proposals: P1 – P6 Deadline Friday October 6, ...

We are pleased to announce that we will be accepting consumer event proposals for P1 – P6 FY 24/25. ...

Product calls
31 Aug 2023
Change to Tasting Date of NISS ID 255 3674 Portuguese Red and White

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the tasting date for the LCBO Portugal Red & White call 3674 has be...

Product calls
30 Aug 2023
Destination Collection Fall 2023 Product Calls – submissions accepted ...

We are pleased to provide you with the Fall 2023 Destination Collection Product Needs Schedule outli...

Retail Updates
29 Aug 2023
Exciting Opportunity to partner with LCBO for Retail Product ...

We are thrilled to present an incredible opportunity to collaborate with the trade in enhancing pr...

General Updates
16 Aug 2023
An important message regarding LCBO’s subscription email provider

The LCBO sends promotional emails, including LCBO Offers, myLCBO newsletter, and Vintages Latest, th...

A Message from LCBO President & CEO
08 Aug 2023
Quarterly Trade Update

As part of efforts to meaningfully engage with our partners as we work together to serve Ontarians, ...

Retail Updates
04 Aug 2023
You're invited to the opening event for Store 8!

For more details, please click the invitation below:...

General Updates
02 Aug 2023
Unplanned Outage Update

Yesterday afternoon we became aware of an unplanned outage affecting our online systems, including L...

Product calls
28 Jul 2023
Vintages Product Needs – submissions now being accepted

We are pleased to provide you with the August 30, 2023 – October 18, 2023 Product Needs Schedule out...

General Updates
27 Jul 2023
Updates on our Destination Collections

Since its introduction, our Destination Collection – an enhanced selection of exciting products from...

Promo Programs Updates
14 Jul 2023
FY24/25 Promotional Opportunities, Application Form, and Deadlines Now ...

Please note that the FY24/25 Promotional Opportunities document, Excel application form, and promo a...

Quality Assurance Updates
11 Jul 2023
Quality Assurance update for Specialty Services agents: Organic Product ...

LCBO's Quality Assurance department supports the organization’s mission of ensuring Ontarians have a...

Quality Assurance Updates
11 Jul 2023
New European Union Wine Labelling Regulations

On December 2021, the European Union (EU) published new regulations under Regulation (EU) 2021/2117 ...

Retail Updates
23 Jun 2023
You're invited to the opening event for Store 164!

For more details, please click the invitation below:...

Supply Chain & Wholesale Updates
16 Jun 2023
Vendor Performance Program – On Time and In-Full (OTIF) KPI Soft Launch

As previously communicated on March 31, 2023, LCBO introduced the first phase of its Vendor Performa...

General Updates
15 Jun 2023
Reminder: supplier’s expectation under LCBO’s Supplier Code of Business ...

Through the Spirit of Sustainability, the LCBO makes strides to improve the way we conduct our busin...

Product calls
09 Jun 2023
Vintages Product Needs – submissions now being accepted

We are pleased to provide you with the July 5, 2023 – August 23, 2023 Product Needs Schedule outlini...

General Updates
09 Jun 2023
Opportunity to highlight brands/products during Black History Month ...

Through LCBO’s social impact platform, the Spirit of Sustainability (SOS), and commitment to enhance...

Staffing Updates
07 Jun 2023
Merchandising Team Updates

We are very pleased to announce that Ginny Demain was the successful candidate for the Product Manag...

Product calls
02 Jun 2023
LCBO Wines, Spirits & Beer Product Needs 2023-24 (pre-subs due ...

We are pleased to provide you with the remaining 2023-24 schedules of LCBO Wines, Spirits, Beer & Ci...

Retail Updates
31 May 2023
You're invited to the opening event for Store 171!

For more details, please click the invitation below:...

Retail Updates
29 May 2023
You're invited to the opening event for Store 101!

For more details, please click the invitation below:...

Awards and Recognition
16 May 2023
2023 Elsie Awards: A Message from LCBO President & CEO George Soleas

Yesterday, we held the annual Elsie Awards, a time to celebrate the achievements and successes of ou...

General Updates
03 May 2023
Deadline extended until May 3 to purchase Trade Day & Elsies Tickets!

We have extended the opportunity to purchase tickets for LCBO’s 2023 Trade Day and Elsie Awards Cere...

General Updates
28 Apr 2023
Last Opportunity to purchase Trade Day & Elsies Tickets!

As a reminder, tickets for LCBO’s 2023 Trade Day and Elsie Awards Ceremony can be purchased HERE by ...

Product calls
26 Apr 2023
Destination Collection Call # 3670 Kosher

Please be advised that an additional tender has been added to the Destination Collection Fall 2022 P...

Retail Updates
21 Apr 2023
You're invited to the opening event for Store 696!

For more details, please click the invitation below:...

Promo Programs Updates
21 Apr 2023
Updated Promotional Opportunities for Winter FY23/24 and New Excel ...

Please note that updated versions of the FY24 Promotional Opportunities Document and Promotion Excel...

General Updates
21 Apr 2023
Trade Day and Elsie Awards Accessibility Announcement

The LCBO leads by example to ensure inclusive and equitable meeting experiences....

General Updates
14 Apr 2023
Trade Day Guest Speaker Announcement

We are excited to announce that Joe Jackman, founder and CEO of Jackman and Author of The Reinventio...

General Updates
14 Apr 2023
2023-24 Sales Targets for LCBO Products

With the LCBO’s sales objectives and strategic initiatives in mind, we have prepared the annual sale...

Product calls
06 Apr 2023
Vintages Product Needs – submissions now being accepted

We are pleased to provide you with the May 10, 2023 – June 28, 2023 Product Needs Schedule outlining...

Supply Chain & Wholesale Updates
31 Mar 2023
Vendor Performance Program - Order Confirmation Compliance

As per the communication on February 28, 2023, effective April 1, 2023, the LCBO is launching the fi...

Pricing Updates
31 Mar 2023
Federal Excise Tax Update

On March 28, 2023, the federal government announced a change in the Federal Excise Tax rate that com...

Promo Programs Updates
29 Mar 2023
External Advertising Opportunities for Holiday

We are excited to share an extended opportunity to participate in LCBO’s external advertising initia...

Quality Assurance Updates
29 Mar 2023
Beer Compositional Standard – An update on Sugar Testing

The amended Food and Drug Regulations (Beer): SOR/2019-98 published in April 2019, made updates to ...

General Updates
23 Mar 2023
LCBO & Vintages Events Call for Proposals: P7 – P13 Deadline April 14, ...

We are pleased to announce that we will be accepting consumer event proposals for P7 – P13 FY 23/24....

Supply Chain & Wholesale Updates
22 Mar 2023
Import Keg Program Update

As shared in June 2022, the LCBO has partnered with distributors and agents to facilitate the sale o...

Product calls
20 Mar 2023
Update: Call 3584 Vintages Red Beaujolais/Burgundy

Please note Call 3584 Vintages Red Beaujolais/Burgundy Tasting is being moved from April 24th to May...

General Updates
20 Mar 2023
Invitation to Trade Day & Elsies 2023

Our Annual Trade Conference and Elsie Awards Ceremony will be held in person on Tuesday, May 16, 202...

Retail Updates
17 Mar 2023
You're invited to the opening events for Stores 759 and 311!

Please join the LCBO team at the opening of our new Store 759 in Cambridge and newly relocated Store...

Pricing Updates
03 Mar 2023
Federal Excise Tax

On April 1, 2023, the Federal Excise Tax will increase, based on the Consumer Price Index. This incr...

Promo Programs Updates
03 Mar 2023
Updated Promotional Opportunities for Holiday FY23/24 and New Excel ...

Please note that updated versions of the FY24 Promotional Opportunities Document and Promotion Excel...

General Updates
28 Feb 2023
Vendor Performance Program - Order Confirmation Compliance

As shared in the past four Trade Days, the LCBO has launched a Vendor Performance Program. ...

General Updates
28 Feb 2023
2023/24 Sale of Data Program and Renewal, Sale of Data Terms and ...

SOD Program Renewal Current subscriptions are set to expire on March 31. ...

Pricing Updates
28 Feb 2023
Beer Basic Fee/Mark-up

As part of the government’s continued support for the alcohol sector, the Minister of Finance has si...

General Updates
23 Feb 2023
2023 Merchandising Travel – ProWein Update

Thank you to all who completed the ProWein survey....

General Updates
17 Feb 2023
Update to LCBO Quality Assurance Service Fees

At the LCBO, we are proud to provide Ontarians with a broad selection of internationally and locally...

Awards and Recognition
16 Feb 2023
SAVE THE DATE: 2023 LCBO Trade Day and Elsie Awards

We’re excited to share that our annual Trade Day conference and Elsie Award celebration will be held...

Product calls
09 Feb 2023
Vintages Winter Product Needs – 2023

Vintages Winter Product Needs – submissions accepted starting March 15, 2023...

Staffing Updates
08 Feb 2023
Merchandising Team Updates

We are pleased to announce that Christina Bellotti-Ramzan returned from maternity leave, as of Monda...

Promo Programs Updates
03 Feb 2023
2022/23 Annual Promotional Fee

The LCBO Promotional Fee is collected annually to support general promotional activities for our ret...

Promo Programs Updates
31 Jan 2023
Vintages Brand Refresh

We are pleased to share changes we are making to the Vintages brand....

General Updates
23 Jan 2023
2023 Merchandising Travel – Update

LCBO has now made final travel decisions for 2023 and a decision for each invite will be sent indivi...

Promo Programs Updates
17 Jan 2023
Pop Up Shop Promotion Expansion

We are excited to announce that the Pop Up Shop promotional display, currently featured in store 511...

General Updates
12 Jan 2023
Update on LCBO Cybersecurity incident and availability of LCBO.com

As previously shared, LCBO has experienced a cybersecurity incident affecting online sales through L...

General Updates
10 Jan 2023
Important update regarding LCBO.com

As you may have seen, the LCBO has released a statement sharing that we are responding to a cybersec...

Product calls
05 Jan 2023
LCBO WINES, SPIRITS & BEER Product Needs 2023-24 (pre-subs due ...

We are pleased to provide you with the 2023-24 schedules of LCBO WINES, SPIRITS, BEER & CIDER AND RT...

Product calls
05 Jan 2023
Destination Collection Call # 3588 East Asia

Please be advised that an additional tender has been added to the Destination Collection Fall 2022 P...

Pricing Updates
22 Dec 2022
Pricing Updates - December 2022

Please be advised of the following updates and changes:...

Product calls
16 Dec 2022
2023 LCBO Wines, Spirits, Beer, Cider & Ready-to-Drink and Vintages ...

DEADLINE: As specified on the LCBO’s New Item Submission System (NISS), holiday gift pre-submission...

Promo Programs Updates
16 Dec 2022
Updated Promotional Opportunities for Fall FY23/24 and New Excel ...

Please note that updated versions of the FY24 Promotional Opportunities Document and Promotion Excel...

Quality Assurance Updates
14 Dec 2022
New regulatory requirements take full effect December 15, 2022

The Canadian food regulations have transformed significantly over the past 6 years, evolving and mod...

General Updates
13 Dec 2022
LCBO’s support of customer convenience and choice through on-demand ...

As you know, AGCO issues licences that allow delivery service providers to deliver liquor to custome...

Product calls
02 Dec 2022
Vintages Winter Product Needs – submissions accepted starting January ...

We are pleased to provide you with the January 18, 2022 – March 8, 2023 Product Needs Schedule outli...

General Updates
30 Nov 2022
2023 LCBO Merchandising Travel

The LCBO Merchandising team is pleased to announce that we will begin to intake travel invitations f...

Promo Programs Updates
29 Nov 2022
LCBO x Aeroplan Webinar Deck

Attached is a copy of the presentation shared with the Trade on November 18th. If you would like fur...

Retail Updates
29 Nov 2022
You're invited to the opening event for Stores 701 and 226!

For more details, please click the invitation below:...

Retail Updates
21 Nov 2022
You're invited to the opening event for Store 757!

For more details, please click the invitation below:...

Staffing Updates
18 Nov 2022
Merchandising Team Updates

We are pleased to announce the following changes within the Merchandising team....

Product calls
04 Nov 2022
Vintages—Chianti Classico Event and Special Offer

Vintages is proud to announce that we are planning a walk-around tasting and special offer featurin...

A Message from LCBO President & CEO
02 Nov 2022
For the Good of Ontario: Introducing LCBO’s Impact Report 2021-2022

Dear Valued Trade Partners, At the LCBO, we recognize that with great influence comes great respo...

General Updates
02 Nov 2022
LCBO x Aeroplan Program Update

Please join us to hear an exciting update on the Aeroplan program including results and promotional ...

Product calls
14 Oct 2022
Destination Collection Fall 2022 Product Calls – submissions accepted ...

We are pleased to provide you with the Fall 2022 Destination Collection Product Needs Schedule outli...

Retail Updates
12 Oct 2022
You're invited to the opening event for Stores 382 and 73!

For more details, please click the invitation below:...

General Updates
07 Oct 2022
LCBO’s 2023 FTA submission intake period is now LIVE

The LCBO’s annual FTA Program operations are once again launching a new campaign for the intake and ...

Promo Programs Updates
07 Oct 2022
Opportunity to highlight brands/products during Black History Month ...

Through LCBO’s social impact platform, the Spirit of Sustainability (SOS), and commitment to enhance...

Promo Programs Updates
03 Oct 2022
Reminder: New Exciting Promotional Opportunities Available for Early ...

AEROPLAN OPPORTUNITIES As you plan for P3 and P4 remember the great Aeroplan opportunities we will ...

Retail Updates
29 Sep 2022
New Bag Check Policy at Retail Stores

Dear Trade Partners, To align with the best practices of the retail industry in theft prevention, t...

Retail Updates
29 Sep 2022
Bag Check Policy

LCBO new Bag Check Policy...

Product calls
23 Sep 2022
Update: Sparkling Wine Tender (NISS ID 3452)

Please see update to the Sparkling Wine tender (NISS ID 3452). ...

Promo Programs Updates
22 Sep 2022
Experiential Marketing - Call for Proposals: P1-P6 Events – deadline ...

We are very pleased to announce that we will start accepting proposals for events and experiential a...

Product calls
21 Sep 2022
Update: Call ID 3530 Vintages California Whites

Please be advised that the pre-submission call back will delayed until Friday, September 23rd. ...

Product calls
21 Sep 2022
Call 3553 French Burgundy / Beaujolais Red and White & Call 3554 French ...

The LCBO is seeking temporary or full time Burgundy/Beaujolais and White Sancerre listings that has ...

Promo Programs Updates
16 Sep 2022
Updated Promotional Opportunities for Early Summer FY23/24 and Excel ...

Please note that updated versions of the FY24 Promotional Opportunities and Excel Application Form h...

Product calls
09 Sep 2022
Vintages Winter Product Needs – submissions accepted starting October ...

We are pleased to provide you with the October 12, 2022 – January 11, 2023 Product Needs Schedule ou...

Product calls
08 Sep 2022
Small Ontario Ready-to-Drink Product Call

The LCBO’s Ready-to-Drink Category is excited to introduce a new product call for locally produced R...

General Updates
07 Sep 2022
Ready-To-Drink Assortment Review Update

The annual Ready-To-Drink assortment review for the 2022 season is now complete....

Staffing Updates
25 Aug 2022
Inventory Planning and Supply Chain Strategy Team Updates

Van Tran has transitioned into the role of Senior Manager, Inventory – European Wines. ...

Quality Assurance Updates
15 Aug 2022
Simplified Organic Labelling and Certificate Guidelines

As per the Canada Organic Regime import requirements from CFIA, anyone who imports organic products ...

Quality Assurance Updates
12 Aug 2022
Front-of-Package nutrition labelling and other labelling updates

On July 20, 2022, the Government of Canada published amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations (Nu...

General Updates
11 Aug 2022
Ready-to-Drink Sales Performance Review Update

The annual Ready-to-Drink seasonal performance review starts next week following the close of Perio...

General Updates
04 Aug 2022
LCBO at Cape Wine 2022

The LCBO is sending representatives to Cape Wine 2022 from October 5-7, 2022....

Staffing Updates
04 Aug 2022
Merchandising Team Updates

New World Wines Marc Staples has transitioned to the role of Product Manager, New World Wines (Nort...

Retail Updates
27 Jul 2022
You're invited to the opening event for Store 419!

For more details, please click the invitation below:...

Retail Updates
19 Jul 2022
Same-Day Pick Up Expansion

Based on the success of our Same-Day Pickup service at select locations, which allows customers to o...

Retail Updates
18 Jul 2022
You're invited to the opening event for Store 11!

For more details, please click the invitation below...

Product calls
15 Jul 2022
Vintages Winter Product Needs – submissions accepted starting August ...

We are pleased to provide you with the August 17 – October 5, 2022 Product Needs Schedule outlining ...

Quality Assurance Updates
12 Jul 2022
Single-use Plastic Prohibition Regulations - Plastic Ring Carriers

The Government of Canada has recently published the Single-use Plastics Prohibition Regulations (SUP...

Promo Programs Updates
11 Jul 2022
FY23/24 Promotional Opportunities and Application Deadlines for Now ...

Please note that the FY23/24 Promotional Opportunities Document, application deadlines, and FY23/24 ...

Supply Chain & Wholesale Updates
08 Jul 2022
LCBO Supply Chain Update: Import-related transportation costs

For the last year, I’ve provided updates about the disruption facing the alcohol beverage industry a...

General Updates
04 Jul 2022
LCBO’s Accessibility Standard

As a best-in-class retailer and wholesaler of beverage alcohol, the LCBO is dedicated to providing a...

Retail Updates
30 Jun 2022
You're invited to the opening event for Store 758!

For more details, please click the invitation below:...

General Updates
20 Jun 2022
Import Keg Distribution Policy

The LCBO is always looking for opportunities to make doing business easier for our partners and prov...

Staffing Updates
10 Jun 2022
Merchandising Team Updates

Please find below important team updates for Merchandising....

Product calls
10 Jun 2022
LCBO Beer, Cider, Spirits and Wines Out-of-Province Product Call

The LCBO is accepting product submissions from Canadian suppliers outside Ontario. ...

General Updates
10 Jun 2022
Federal Excise Tax – Upcoming change for 100% Canadian Wine

The Government of Canada is repealing the excise duty exemption for 100% Canadian wine on June 30, 2...

General Updates
08 Jun 2022
LCBO Celebrates 95th Anniversary

I’m very pleased to share that the LCBO is celebrating its 95th anniversary this month....

Retail Updates
07 Jun 2022
You're invited to the opening of the Destination Boutique for Central ...

For more details, please click the invitation below:...

General Updates
03 Jun 2022
2022-23 sales targets for LCBO products

With the LCBO’s sales objectives and strategic initiatives in mind, we have prepared the annual sale...

Retail Updates
01 Jun 2022
Employee Tasting Protocols

Click here for Retail's announcement of the Employee Tasting Protocols effective June 6, 2022....

Promo Programs Updates
30 May 2022
Aeroplan launches on LCBO digital channels

As you may know, we launched our partnership with Aeroplan last November for LCBO customers and trad...

Quality Assurance Updates
27 May 2022
Lab Processing Fees Changes: An Update

Through our Quality Assurance services, we are committed to bringing Ontarians high quality products...

General Updates
17 May 2022
Trade Day 2022 Presentations

Please find below the presentations shared by LCBO at Trade Day 2022:...

Promo Programs Updates
16 May 2022
Updated Promotional Opportunities for Winter FY22/23 and Excel ...

Please note that updated versions of the FY23 Promotional Opportunities Document and Promotion Excel...

Covid-19 Updates
11 May 2022
Transitioning from mandatory to recommended mask use on Monday, May 16 ...

As COVID-19 rates decrease across the province, we are revising our protocols and moving from mandat...

Quality Assurance Updates
06 May 2022
Safe Food for Canadians Regulations - Traceability and Lot Code ...

As communicated previously, the Canadian food safety regulations are evolving to better protect cons...

Retail Updates
06 May 2022
You're invited to the opening event for Store 58!

For more details, please click the invitation below:...

Awards and Recognition
04 May 2022
A Message from LCBO President & CEO George Soleas

On May 3, we held the 2022 Elsie Awards, a time to celebrate our trade partners who work so hard to ...

General Updates
01 May 2022
LCBO Trade Day 2022 Venue Map

A map of the Universal EventSpace venue is available for download here....

General Updates
27 Apr 2022
LCBO Trade Day 2022 Agenda

The LCBO Trade Day 2022 Agenda is available to download here....

General Updates
22 Apr 2022
F23 Revised Promotional Deadlines

Revised Promotional Deadlines...

General Updates
21 Apr 2022
In-Store Tasting Program Re-Start Notice (updated May 2nd, 2022)

It is with great enthusiasm that we announce the restart of our In-store Tasting Program!...

General Updates
21 Apr 2022
Update on the launch of LCBO.com

Earlier this month, we shared that we launched a new LCBO.com, with the goal of creating a best-in-c...

Covid-19 Updates
14 Apr 2022
Mandatory mask use reinstated in LCBO corporate offices and RSCs

The LCBO committed to remain agile and revise our COVID-19 protocols based on the evolving situation...

General Updates
11 Apr 2022
Invitation to Trade - LCBO Trade Day & Elsie Awards 2022

Our annual Trade Day Conference and Elsie Awards Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2022....

Supply Chain & Wholesale Updates
11 Apr 2022
LCBO Supply Chain Update: Monitoring global trends & inventory ...

As the first quarter of this calendar year comes to an end, the LCBO would like to share an update o...

Product calls
05 Apr 2022
Update to LCBO Wines Tenders

Call 3513 Temporary Listing for French Red and White Wines:...

General Updates
04 Apr 2022
Prowein Meeting Confirmations

Thank you for the interest in LCBO supplier meetings for the Prowein trade conference. ...

General Updates
04 Apr 2022
Launched today: new LCBO.com

We are pleased to share that today we launched a new LCBO.com....

General Updates
25 Mar 2022
Elsie Awards – Dinner Beverage Sponsorship Opportunity

As we look forward to celebrating excellence in the beverage alcohol industry at the 2022 Elsie Awar...

Product calls
25 Mar 2022
Updates to Vintages Fall/Winter 2022 Product Call

Please note that the following revisions have been made to the upcoming calls:...

Retail Updates
22 Mar 2022
New Store Openings - Store 647 and 762

For more details, please click the invitations below:...

Quality Assurance Updates
21 Mar 2022
Supply chain optimization initiatives – Process changes for VINTAGES, ...

The LCBO is proud to work together with our agents and suppliers to provide Ontarians with a vast se...

Promo Programs Updates
15 Mar 2022
Updated Promotional Opportunities for Holiday FY22/23 and Excel ...

Please note that updated versions of the FY23 Promotional Opportunities Document and Promotion Excel...

General Updates
15 Mar 2022
Important update: Phase 2 of LCBO’s easing COVID-19 protocols

In February, we shared LCBO’s phased approach to easing COVID-19 protocols in alignment with Ontario...

General Updates
08 Mar 2022
Spirit of Inclusion Initiative: A special thank you & how to get ...

Last year through our Spirit of Sustainability social impact platform, we proudly launched the Spiri...

Product calls
07 Mar 2022
Update to Call ID 3374 Loire/Alsace

Please note the sample due date and tasting date have been revised for ID 3374 Loire/Alsace....

Pricing Updates
07 Mar 2022
2022/23 Sale of Data Program and Renewal, Sale of Data Terms and ...

Current subscriptions are set to expire on March 31. To ensure uninterrupted access, you must renew ...

General Updates
07 Mar 2022
2022 Merchandising Travel – March Update

On 21 October 2021, we communicated our intention to resume travel and attend select trade shows in ...

Promo Programs Updates
04 Mar 2022
VSO Loyalty Launch

Great news! Customers can now earn Aeroplan points on purchases made on VintagesShopOnline. ...

General Updates
04 Mar 2022
Introducing LCBO’s Product Branding Guidelines

At the LCBO, through Spirit of Sustainability, we are committed to influencing industry standards an...

Promo Programs Updates
01 Mar 2022
Update to Vintages – Classics Collections

In response to the evolving needs of our customers and to ensure that we provide the most up-to-date...

Product calls
01 Mar 2022
Destination Collection Spring 2022 Product Calls – submissions accepted ...

We are pleased to provide you with the Spring 2022 Destination Collection Product Needs Schedule out...

General Updates
01 Mar 2022
LCBO to donate $50,000 to the Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis ...

In response to the crisis in Ukraine, the LCBO will be donating $50,000 to the Red Cross Ukraine Hum...

General Updates
25 Feb 2022
LCBO to remove Russian-produced products in response to attack on ...

Earlier today, the Government of Ontario sought LCBO’s support in opposition to Russian actions agai...

Covid-19 Updates
25 Feb 2022
Important update: LCBO’s phased approach to easing COVID-19 protocols

As you know, the provincial government has recently taken several steps to ease public health measur...

Promo Programs Updates
18 Feb 2022
New promotional options for LCBO Aeroplan bonus offers

We recently shared during the LCBO/Aeroplan webinar that we will be expanding bonus point opportunit...

Pricing Updates
16 Feb 2022
Pricing Updates – Excise Effective April 1, 2022

On April 1, 2022, the Federal Excise Tax will increase based on the consumer price index....

Retail Updates
14 Feb 2022
Store Operations & Support Update

I wanted to share with you an important update as it relates to the re-naming of the Knowledge Resou...

Retail Updates
11 Feb 2022
Product Knowledge Educational Videos 2022 Proposal Submissions for ...

Letter to Trade Partners...

General Updates
10 Feb 2022
2022 Elsie Awards Nomination Information: SoS Good People, Planet & ...

LCBO is pleased to celebrate our trade partners annually. ...

Promo Programs Updates
09 Feb 2022
LCBO & Aeroplan Webinar Deck

Please see the attached deck available for download from the LCBO & Aeroplan Webinar that took place...

Retail Updates
04 Feb 2022
LCBO unveils relocated flagship store in downtown Toronto

We are pleased to share our new flagship store at 15 Cooper Street is officially open for the public...

General Updates
04 Feb 2022
An update on head office sample delivery changes beginning February 18th

Earlier this year, we shared our new head office address for regular mail deliveries while noting th...

Quality Assurance Updates
04 Feb 2022
LCBO Quality Assurance Laboratory Relocation

In the fall of 2021, we shared with you our plans to transfer our Head Office operations to the new ...

Promo Programs Updates
02 Feb 2022
Updated Excel Application Form for Promotions Available

Please note that an updated version of the FY23 Promotional Opportunities Excel Application Form has...

Retail Updates
02 Feb 2022
Update: 2 Cooper Street (Queens Quay) store closure and relocation ...

Update: Due to the snowstorm affecting the GTA on Thursday, February 3, the opening event has been m...

Promo Programs Updates
31 Jan 2022
LCBO & Aeroplan Partnership Update

We would like to invite all Trade partners to join us for an update on our partnership with Aeroplan...

General Updates
31 Jan 2022
Important information on changes to LCBO Payment Terms

As part of our efforts to create efficiencies and improve our payment and ordering processes, we wil...

General Updates
27 Jan 2022
SAVE THE DATE: LCBO Trade Day and Elsie Awards

We’re excited to share that our annual Trade Day conference and Elsie Award celebration will be held...

Retail Updates
25 Jan 2022
You’re invited to Store #217 pre-opening!

You're invited to the pre-opening event of our new flagship store at Queens Quay. ...

Staffing Updates
20 Jan 2022
Merchandising Team Updates

I’d like to share some recent changes to the Merchandising team. These changes will further strength...

Product calls
13 Jan 2022
LCBO WINES, SPIRITS & BEER Product Needs for 2022-23

We are pleased to provide you with the 2022-23 schedules of LCBO WINES, SPIRITS, BEER & CIDER AND RT...

Product calls
13 Jan 2022
Vintages Fall/Winter Product Call – submissions accepted starting ...

We are pleased to provide you with the Fall/Winter 2022 Product Needs Schedule outlining opportuniti...

Product calls
05 Jan 2022
Deadline and Submission Requirements for 2022 LCBO Wines, Spirits, ...

As specified on the LCBO’s New Item Submission System (NISS), holiday gift pre-submissions are due F...

Staffing Updates
04 Jan 2022
Spirits Staffing Update

We are pleased to announce a change in staffing to the Spirits team effective January 4, 2022....

Supply Chain & Wholesale Updates
26 Dec 2021
Additional information regarding wholesale pricing changes for ...

Additional information regarding wholesale pricing changes for licensees ...

Pricing Updates
21 Dec 2021
Pricing Updates - December 2021

Please be advised of the following updates and changes:...

Covid-19 Updates
21 Dec 2021
Updated requirements on mask use at LCBO

As we navigate more transmissible variants of COVID-19, we are making some changes to our mask use r...

Promo Programs Updates
20 Dec 2021
Aeroplan Launch Update

It’s been five weeks since we launched Aeroplan at the LCBO, and we wanted to let you know that foll...

Promo Programs Updates
20 Dec 2021
2021/22 Annual Promotional Fee

The LCBO Promotional Fee is collected annually to support general promotional activities for our re...

Promo Programs Updates
17 Dec 2021
F22/23 Promotional Opportunities and Deadlines

Please visit https://www.doingbusinesswithlcbo.com/ to view the updated Promotion Opportunities Docu...

Supply Chain & Wholesale Updates
15 Dec 2021
Information regarding provincial changes to LCBO wholesale alcohol ...

The LCBO welcomes the opportunity to further support bars, restaurants and other businesses with a l...

General Updates
08 Dec 2021
2022 Merchandising Travel – December Update

On 21 October 2021, the Merchandising team communicated our intention to resume travel and attend se...

Supply Chain & Wholesale Updates
08 Dec 2021
LCBO Supply Chain Update: Helping Ontarians find the perfect choice ...

As we get closer to the holidays, I wanted to share another supply chain update in the spirit of con...

Product calls
05 Dec 2021
Update to LCBO Wines Tenders

As we look to continue to support the government’s policy goals of increasing convenience and openin...

Covid-19 Updates
02 Dec 2021
Reminder: COVID-19 policy on trade partner visits to stores

As we enter the holiday season and retail traffic increases significantly, the safety of our employe...

Supply Chain & Wholesale Updates
25 Nov 2021
Vintages Pre-release requests

Vintages Pre-release requests to all Trade Partners...

Promo Programs Updates
15 Nov 2021
AEROPLAN CUSTOMER LOYALTY PROGRAM LAUNCH

AEROPLAN Customer Loyalty Program Launches TODAY!...

General Updates
09 Nov 2021
Beverage Alcohol Legislative Modernization

The Ontario government has announced that the Liquor Licence and Control Act, 2019 (LLCA) which enab...

Promo Programs Updates
09 Nov 2021
Aeroplan Applications

Apply for Loyalty Program via MPTS...

General Updates
04 Nov 2021
Vintage-- Brunello Special Offer

Vintages is proud to announce that we are planning a special offer featuring the soon-to-be released...

Promo Programs Updates
03 Nov 2021
Call for Proposals: Vintages Events – deadline November 26, 2021

As the province continues to ease Covid-19 restrictions, and after careful review, we are pleased to...

Pricing Updates
27 Oct 2021
LCBO FTA Program 2022

The LCBO’s year-round operation of the FTA Program aims to reduce importation costs and downstream p...

General Updates
25 Oct 2021
Spirit of Sustainability – Moderation Mandate

For nearly 100 years we have been on the frontline of responsible service and consumption. ...

Product calls
25 Oct 2021
Update to LCBO Wines Tenders

Calls 3350 Spanish Whites and 3340 & Classics Collection / VSO / Online Exclusives cancelled: The pr...

General Updates
21 Oct 2021
2022 Merchandising Travel Update

As public health measures and travel restrictions ease, LCBO Merchandising team will begin to intake...

Supply Chain & Wholesale Updates
17 Oct 2021
LCBO Supply Chain update: Monitoring global trends & inventory ...

As we head into the Holiday season, the LCBO continues to closely monitor global supply issues facin...

General Updates
14 Oct 2021
New LCBO Head Office Address effective November 1, 2021

The LCBO is preparing to move to our new head office at 100 Queens Quay East....

Supply Chain & Wholesale Updates
13 Oct 2021
PO Cutting Schedule Oct 2021

New LCBO PO Cutting Schedule...

General Updates
11 Oct 2021
The Spirit of Inclusion Initiative – How Good Partners can support

Through Spirit of Sustainability, the LCBO is committed to championing equitable representation and ...

Supply Chain & Wholesale Updates
26 Sep 2021
LCBO’s revised Consignment Program Guidelines – effective November 1, ...

Earlier this year, we communicated that due to the pandemic we were delaying planned updates of Spec...

General Updates
23 Sep 2021
LCBO’s Vintages Transformation

At the 2021 Trade Day, we gave our Trade partners advance notice of our plans to review how we deliv...

General Updates
20 Sep 2021
New LCBO.com to launch in the new year

We are excited to share that in early 2022, we will be launching the first phase of our ecommerce tr...

Quality Assurance Updates
16 Sep 2021
New labelling requirements to take effect December 14, 2021

Health Canada published amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations (regulations) five years ago to ...

Promo Programs Updates
15 Sep 2021
LCBO & Aeroplan Virtual Trade Webinar

Between 10-11am on September 27, the LCBO will be hosting a virtual meeting to formally introduce Tr...

General Updates
15 Sep 2021
Spirit of Sustainability: Impact Video + Report

We designed LCBO’s Spirit of Sustainability (SoS) to create a more sustainable future for Ontario by...

Covid-19 Updates
07 Sep 2021
Update: LCBO Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine & Testing Policy and Trade ...

Today, we shared details regarding the implementation of LCBO’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccine and testi...

General Updates
02 Sep 2021
LCBO recognition of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

As you may be aware, the federal government recently passed legislation to make September 30, 2021, ...

Product calls
19 Aug 2021
Vintages Spring/Summer Product Call 2022

We are pleased to provide you with the Spring/Summer 2022 Product Needs Schedule outlining opportuni...

Staffing Updates
18 Aug 2021
LCBO Leadership Structure Update - John Summers, Chief Retail Officer

Earlier this year, I announced the intention to create a dedicated Retail division, with a leader th...

General Updates
17 Aug 2021
Aeroplan loyalty program coming soon to LCBO

We’re excited to announce a new partnership with Air Canada’s Aeroplan loyalty program. ...

Product calls
03 Aug 2021
Update to Vintages Product Call Fall-Winter 2021

Call 3263 Italy White cancelled: The previous Italy White calls for Vintages were extremely successf...

Supply Chain & Wholesale Updates
28 Jul 2021
Supply Chain Optimization Initiatives

The LCBO is proud to work together with our agents and suppliers to provide Ontarians with a vast se...

General Updates
27 Jul 2021
Spirit of Sustainability: Good Partner Resources

As you know, LCBO’s social impact platform Spirit of Sustainability (SoS) exists to support the prov...

Product calls
22 Jul 2021
Changes to the Destination Collection Product Ordering Process & Summer ...

The Destination Collection Program has succeeded in its goal of bringing increased product selection...

Product calls
22 Jul 2021
Ontario Small Distiller Direct-to-Store Delivery Program Product Needs ...

In order to plan the releases of new Ontario Small Distillers Direct Delivery products more efficien...

Staffing Updates
12 Jul 2021
Updates to LCBO’s Wholesale Services Leadership Team

I’m pleased to announce some updates with LCBO’s Supply Chain & Wholesale division which serve to st...

Staffing Updates
08 Jul 2021
Beer, Cider & Ready-to-Drink Staffing Update

Lesley Morgan will be on maternity leave as of July 28th and I’m excited to wish her well....

Product calls
04 Jul 2021
New Grocery Product Call – Existing LCBO SKU’s

A new Grocery product call has been created in NISS for existing LCBO SKU’s, #3298 Existing Eligible...

Retail Updates
28 Jun 2021
LCBO and Reopening Ontario – Regions remaining in Phase 1

Last week, LCBO announced its plans to enter Step 2 of the government’s Roadmap to Reopen as of Wedn...

Retail Updates
24 Jun 2021
LCBO and Reopening Ontario – Step 2

As you know, based on the vaccination rate and key public health and heath care indicators, Ontario ...

General Updates
13 Jun 2021
Ratification of LCBO/OPSEU Collective Agreement

Over the past couple of months, negotiations took place between LCBO and OPSEU (Ontario Public Servi...

Supply Chain & Wholesale Updates
31 May 2021
LCBO Supply Chain Update: Monitoring global trends & inventory ...

As we head into the summer season, the LCBO continues to closely monitor considerations facing the i...

General Updates
26 May 2021
New NISS Field for New Vendor Set-up

A field has been added to NISS applications on the ‘Product’ tab for Vendor Lead-time....

Retail Updates
26 May 2021
LCBO Retail Operations Updates

Earlier this Spring, we re-aligned LCBO’s Retail Districts to ensure the most efficient retail suppo...

A Message from LCBO President & CEO
16 May 2021
LCBO Leadership Update: Vanda Provato appointed Chief Marketing & ...

Recently, I shared with you that the LCBO created a Chief Marketing & Digital Officer to act as a ke...

Product calls
16 May 2021
NISS Call ID #3296: De-Alcoholized Spirits

In an effort to capture the increased consumer interest in and to align with future 2021/22 LCBO pro...

General Updates
13 May 2021
Trade Day 2021 Presentations

On behalf of the LCBO, thank you for attending the first ever Virtual Trade Day! We hope you enjoyed...

A Message from LCBO President & CEO
11 May 2021
LCBO signs the BlackNorth Initiative CEO Pledge

Through the LCBO’s Diversity & Inclusion strategy and the Spirit of Sustainability, we are committed...

Awards and Recognition
06 May 2021
2021 Elsie Awards: A Message from LCBO President & CEO George Soleas

It is a pleasure to share the 2021 Elsie award recipients. While this year was LCBO’s first virtual...

Staffing Updates
28 Apr 2021
Destination Collection Staffing Update

We are pleased to welcome Julie Hauser back to the team. Effective immediately, Julie has resumed he...

Quality Assurance Updates
28 Apr 2021
Formal Label Review Submission - Updates to Support New Label ...

The Canadian food safety regulations are evolving and modernizing to better protect consumers. Food ...

General Updates
15 Apr 2021
Virtual Elsie Awards 2021

Invitation to Trade to the Virtual Elsie Awards 2021....

General Updates
15 Apr 2021
Virtual Trade Day 2021

Invitation to Trade to the 2021 Virtual Trade Day....

Pricing Updates
14 Apr 2021
Weekly Beer Submission Process and Form Change

The LCBO will be making a minor change to the current weekly beer submission process impacting all d...

Product calls
11 Apr 2021
RTD Product Call Revised Deadline

The deadline for the 2021 Ready-to-Drink product call for Cooler and Premixed has been revised. ...

Staffing Updates
11 Apr 2021
New World and Ontario Wines Team Update

I am pleased to announce that Laura Ruffolo will be taking on a new opportunity within the wines tea...

Supply Chain & Wholesale Updates
11 Apr 2021
Classics PO Cutting Schedule April 2021

Classics PO Cutting Schedule April 2021...

General Updates
29 Mar 2021
LCBO Structure Update

The departments that make up what is currently LCBO’s Chief Customer Office play a critical role in ...

Supply Chain & Wholesale Updates
28 Mar 2021
LCBO Supply Chain & Wholesale Update: Juan Lastra appointed VP, ...

It is with great pleasure that I announce an exciting update to LCBO’s Supply Chain & Wholesale (SC&...

Product calls
23 Mar 2021
Destination Collection Spring 2021 Product Calls – submissions accepted ...

We are pleased to provide you with the Spring 2021 Destination Collection Product Needs Schedule out...

Supply Chain & Wholesale Updates
09 Mar 2021
Vintages Releases May 29, 2021 to Aug 7, 2021

The summer is a very busy season for LCBO supply chain operations and, as always, we are proactively...

Supply Chain & Wholesale Updates
02 Mar 2021
An LCBO Supply Chain Update

Like you, the LCBO has been closely monitoring the multiple considerations facing the international ...

General Updates
02 Mar 2021
Sale of Data Subscription Renewal Reminder

The LCBO’s Sale of Data (SOD) program is available to Agents and enables subscribers to electronical...

Product calls
28 Feb 2021
Vintages Fall/Winter Product Call

We are pleased to provide you with the Fall/Winter 2021 Product Needs Schedule outlining opportuniti...

Staffing Updates
25 Feb 2021
New World Wines Staffing Update

Effective February 24, 2021 Vincent Filhol, Product Manager, New World Wines (USA/North America excl...

General Updates
22 Feb 2021
2021 Elsie Awards Nomination Information

The LCBO is pleased to welcome nomination submissions from our Trade Partners for this year’s Elsie ...

Pricing Updates
18 Feb 2021
Excise Update Effective April 1, 2021 - with COSD Reminder

On April 1, 2021, the Federal Excise Tax will increase based on the consumer price index. This incre...

General Updates
18 Feb 2021
LCBO Trade Day & Elsie Awards Save the Date

We’re excited to announce that Trade Day and the Elsie Awards are going virtual this year!...

General Updates
12 Feb 2021
Spirit of Sustainability – Good Partner Collaboration

Through Spirit of Sustainability, our social impact platform, the LCBO is committed to championing e...

Pricing Updates
04 Feb 2021
Excise COSD Effective April 1 2021

On April 1, 2021, the Federal Excise Tax will increase based on the consumer price index. ...

Staffing Updates
29 Jan 2021
European Wines Staffing Update

I am pleased to announce the following change within the Merchandising team.......

Staffing Updates
27 Jan 2021
LCBO Merchandising Division Update

I am pleased to announce the following changes within the Merchandising team......

Promo Programs Updates
27 Jan 2021
Napa Valley Special Offer

VINTAGES announces plans for a special offer featuring wines from Napa Valley......

Staffing Updates
21 Jan 2021
LCBO Organizational Update

As part of our commitment to keeping our valued Trade partners updated, I would like to share with y...

Promo Programs Updates
19 Jan 2021
Updated Promotional Programing Fall FY21/22

Please see the downloadable files below with updated information from the Fall 21/22 Promotion......

Product calls
16 Jan 2021
Wines, Spirits & Beer Product Needs FY21-22

Providing you with the FY21-22 schedules of LCBO WINES, SPIRITS, BEER & CIDER AND RTD Product Needs....

Supply Chain & Wholesale Updates
08 Jan 2021
Supporting Transition to Trillium Facility Update

Warehouse update for new Trillium Facility for January 8th 2021...

Promo Programs Updates
08 Jan 2021
Updates to LCBO.com & Food & Drink website

Over the last few months, LCBO’s teams have been working to create an improved user experience on LC...

Pricing Updates
31 Dec 2020
UK Trade Deal Origin Declarations and Pricing Update

Please be advised of the following updates and changes......

Product calls
22 Dec 2020
2021 Holiday Gift Submissions

DEADLINE: As specified on the LCBO’s New Item Submission System (NISS), holiday gift pre-submissi...

Pricing Updates
22 Dec 2020
UK Trade Deal

Please be advised of the following updates and changes......

Pricing Updates
19 Dec 2020
Pricing Updates December 2020 Effective March 2021

Please be advised of the following updates and changes......

Product calls
14 Dec 2020
Vintages - Brunello 2016 Special Offer

Vintages is proud to announce that we are planning a special offer featuring the newly released 2016...

Supply Chain & Wholesale Updates
09 Dec 2020
Toronto Retail Service Centre Update- Dec 9

Warehouse update for new Trillium Facility for December 9th 2020....

Product calls
27 Nov 2020
VQA Small Winery Tender

The LCBO is committed to continuing to support small Ontario businesses during the COVID-19 pandemi...

General Updates
26 Nov 2020
Introducing LCBO’s Revised Supplier Code of Business Conduct

Introducing LCBO’s Revised Supplier Code of Business Conduct...

Staffing Updates
17 Nov 2020
Merchandising Staffing Updates

Spirits We are excited to announce that Jeryca Dillas has been promoted to the White Spirits Catego...

Staffing Updates
16 Nov 2020
LCBO Supply Chain & Wholesale Update

It is with great pleasure that I announce some exciting changes happening within LCBO’s Supply Chain...

Pricing Updates
06 Nov 2020
Wine Markup Increase Cancelled

Please be advised of the following updates:...

Pricing Updates
06 Nov 2020
Beer Markup Increase Paused

Please be advised of the following updates:...

Quality Assurance Updates
28 Oct 2020
LCBO Lightweight Glass Bottle Policy Update

LCBO Lightweight Glass Bottle Policy Update...

Quality Assurance Updates
20 Oct 2020
Alcohol-based hand sanitizers in beverage containers

Alcohol-based hand sanitizers in beverage containers...

Staffing Updates
08 Oct 2020
LCBO Organizational Update – Abhay Garg, VP, Merchandising

I hope that this note finds you well and that you and your families and your colleagues are staying ...

Staffing Updates
29 Sep 2020
Brown Spirits Staffing Update

We are very pleased to welcome Mike Hodgson back to the Spirits team as the Product Manager for Othe...

Product calls
09 Sep 2020
Destination Collection Fall 2020 Product Calls – submissions accepted ...

We are pleased to provide you with the Fall 2020 Destination Collection Product Needs Schedule... ...

Product calls
24 Aug 2020
Update to Vintages Southern French White Tenders 3101 & 3114

There was an error in the latest Vintages Tender. The Whites from Rhône (North and South), Southern ...

Supply Chain & Wholesale Updates
18 Aug 2020
Latest LCBO Supply Chain and Wholesale Update

As we near the Labour Day long weekend, we would like to share an LCBO supply chain update......

Product calls
31 Jul 2020
Changes to Destination Collection Product Submission Process & Product ...

Upcoming Changes to Destination Collection Product Submission Process...

Product calls
30 Jul 2020
Vintages Spring/Summer 2021 Product Call

We are pleased to provide you with the Spring/Summer 2021 Vintages Product Needs Schedule......

Quality Assurance Updates
21 Jul 2020
Barley Malt and Sugars Declaration

As communicated on July 16, 2019 in a letter to the trade, the Canadian food safety regulations are ...

Covid-19 Updates
18 Jun 2020
Thank you for your collaboration and messages of appreciation

Thanking trade members for their collaboration and messages of appreciation during COVID-19....

Pricing Updates
27 May 2020
Subscription Renewal for Sale of Data 2020-21

The LCBO’s Sale of Data (SOD) Program is available to Agents and enables subscribers to electronica...

Supply Chain & Wholesale Updates
20 May 2020
An update on the LCBO's Toronto Retail Service Centre

Previously, the LCBO announced the sale and redevelopment of our Head Office as well as the eventual...

Quality Assurance Updates
06 May 2020
NISS System Updates to Support New Label Regulations

As communicated on July 16, 2019 in a letter to the trade, the Canadian food safety regulations are ...

Pricing Updates
30 Apr 2020
Wine and Beer Markup Increases Paused

Wine and Beer Markups – applicable to all wine and beer products...

Retail Updates
27 Mar 2020
Trade Communication with LCBO Stores

It has come to our attention that some Trade Reps, in the absence of being able to visit stores, hav...

Covid-19 Updates
25 Mar 2020
Important Business Process Updates

Below please find some important updates on our business processes relating to... ...

Covid-19 Updates
18 Mar 2020
Important Trade Update

Important COVID updates for Trade members....

Covid-19 Updates
12 Mar 2020
LCBO COVID-19 Update: Working together to stay healthy

LCBO COVID-19 Update...

Covid-19 Updates
04 Mar 2020
LCBO Corporate Travel Update

LCBO Corporate Travel Update ...

Pricing Updates
30 Jan 2020
LCBO Beer Cost of Service Rates

LCBO Cost of Service Rates – applicable to ALL beer products......

Pricing Updates
28 Jan 2020
2020/2021 LCBO schedule of quote increases

The table below outlines the 2020/2021 LCBO schedule of quote increases for suppliers(dates subject ...

Product calls
15 Jan 2020
Vintages Fall/Winter 2020 Product Call – submissions accepted starting ...

We are pleased to provide you with the Fall/Winter 2020 Product Needs Schedule......

Product calls
15 Jan 2020
LCBO WINES, SPIRITS & BEER Product Needs for 2020-21

We are pleased to provide you with the 2020-21 schedules of LCBO WINES, SPIRITS, BEER & CIDER AND RT...

General Updates
06 Nov 2019
Quality Assurance - Spirit of Sustainability Nov 2019 | LCBO

Back in April, at Trade Dat, we introduced you to LCBO's new social impact platform - Spirit of Sust...

Quality Assurance Updates
06 Nov 2019
Notice to the Trade Lightweight Glass November 2019

Lightweight glass provides ergonomic benefits for our Retail and Supply Chain employees through redu...

Quality Assurance Updates
16 Jul 2019
Quality Assurance - Regulatory Labelling Update July 16, 2019 | LCBO

Dear Trade Partners, With Canadian food safety regulations evolving and modernizing to better prot...