April 10, 2017

The Alliance of Beverage Licensees is the voice of BC’s private liquor industry. Our primary goal is to help build a thriving and sustainable liquor industry in BC by advocating for your interests, protecting your investments, and proactively solving industry challenges.

The key issues we are advocating for in 2017 on behalf of our members are summarized below. For more information, download a copy of our 2017 Policy Priorities here.

We are advocating for the following industry-wide issues in 2017:

  • Create transparent markup policy for hospitality products sold via, but not at BC Liquor Stores
  • Modernize inducement policy to better reflect business relationships with suppliers
  • Continue to work with government partners to reduce red tape and promote logical business-friendly liquor policies
  • Increase product selection available on buyABLE
  • Offer webinars and online training tools designed with the liquor store or pub owner and manager in mind. These tools will help members find new ways to increase profitability and grow their businesses in BC’s changing liquor landscape.

We are advocating for the following liquor primary issues in 2017:

  • Implement LDB discount for hospitality customers
  • Allow LP to purchase product from LDB Wholesale Customer Centre and get product delivered directly to their establishment
  • Allow LP to sell and refill growlers
  • Allow VLT in LP
  • Expand eligibility for flexible hours of liquor service
  • Allow LP to legally offer table bottle service

We are advocating for the following licensee retail store issues in 2017:

  • Allow LRS to sell to restaurants, pubs, and other licensees
  • Allow LRS to retail recreational cannabis when legalized by the federal government
  • Allow LRS to sell and refill growlers
  • Improve wholesale pricing system to protect fragile profit margins
  • Improve LDB wholesale operations
  • Maintain 1 km distance separation and LRS moratorium

ABLE BC is also proud to represent the liquor policy interests of the BC Hotel Association. On their behalf we have advocated for recent positive policy changes. Learn more here.


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