Import News & Industry Updates

AGLC Liquor Warehouse Operator

Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC) is pleased to announce that Connect Logistics Services (CLS) is the successful proponent following an open procurement for an operator for the province’s liquor warehousing and distribution network.  The new contract, signed with CLS, will drive better value for industry while maintaining high levels of service. AGLC and CLS signed a 10-year contract with a possibility of two 5-year extensions.


BCLDB Core Size Agreement

BCLDB Core Size Agreement


LCRB - Imported Wine to be sold in BC grocery stores

LCRB - Liquor Cannabis Regulation Branch Policy Directive 19-08

Announcement July 10th, 2019

By November 1, 2019, these wine stores may sell both domestic and imported wine (including cider, mead and sake) on grocery store shelves.

Click here for the full news release


Rick Slomka to retire from California Wines June 2020

SAN FRANCISCO — Wine Institute announced today that Rick Slomka, Director of California Wines Canada will be retiring on June 30, 2020. He will leave behind a strong legacy after 26-plus years successfully representing Golden State wines.  Click here to read the full news release


Independant Review of BC Liquor Distribution System is underway

As you may have seen, the Ministry of Attorney General recently announced that work is now underway on an independent review of LDB’s distribution centre.