Import News & Industry Updates

Expansion to the Limited Selection Bottle Pick Service

LDB Wholesale Operations will be resuming bottle pick service for an additional selection of SKUs.

Bottle pick service for high demand SKUs was restored last month, and another 35 selections from all categories will be available for bottle pick, effective immediately. These 35 products reflect the next top-selling SKUs and were chosen in an effort to support liquor retailers and hospitality customers while ensuring orders will be picked, assembled and shipped on time.


Pacific Blue Cross - relief for employee benefits programs

Pacific Blue Cross has announced that they will be providing some financial assistance for your benefit program in the form of premium credits for both health and dental benefits. The credits will be as follows;

·         50% credit against dental premiums paid

·         7% credit against extended health care premiums paid

Since these credits are effective April 1st, 2020 you will see the credit applied on your May bill. We are not sure at this time how many months PBC will be providing these credits, but we will update you when we have more information.


IVSA News & Covid-19 updates: April 9th, 2020. Issue #10

COVID-19 information from IVSA included in today's notice:

April 9th, 2020 Issue #10

AGLC Bulletin and UPDATES
BC: BCLS, LDB Wholesale, BC Gov links & Newsfeeds
Federal Gov't- Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy UPDATE
Federal Gov't - Canada Emergency Business Account LOAN


IVSA News & Covid-19 updates: April 2nd, 2020. Issue #9

COVID-19 information from IVSA included in today's notice:

April 2nd, 2020 Issue #9 

Federal Gov't - Canada Emergency Response Benefit CERB
Federal Gov't- Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
City of Vancouver - Business Survey
BC: BCLS, LDB Wholesale, BC Gov links & Newsfeeds
Mental Health Resources and Counselling during COVID-19


IVSA News MARCH 31, 2020 Issue #8 (Federal + Alberta)

Government of Canada, Federal News: 
    For Federal News, click blog titled IVSA News MARCH 31, 2020 Issue #8 (Federal + British Columbia)


Alberta COVID-19 Updates

AGLC: Liquor and cannabis retail outlets, manufacturers and producers, as well as warehousers and distributors and AGLC operations, are considered essential services at this time. More information can be found at www.alberta.ca/essential-services.