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Wine at Grocery Stores - Beware

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May 21, 2019
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Wine at Grocery Stores - Beware

All alcohol products sold through grocery stores are required to be priced identically to the same prices at the LCBO retail outlets. However, a recent trip to a Loblaws to check on wines on sale at the LCBO we were reviewing showed that five of the thirteen were not posted at the lower LCBO sale price, a difference of between $1.00 and $3.00 per bottle. Has anyone else experienced this issue recently?
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Dec 3, 2009
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I couldn't find in the liquor control act what you've stated, that if the government ran stores have a limited time sale on a product that grocery stores need to "price match". This is the closest I could find:

Liquor Control Act

ONTARIO REGULATION 232/16

13. (1) The operator of a grocery store that is authorized to sell beer or wine in the store must ensure that it is offered for sale, and sold, at the price stipulated by the Board.
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Aug 29, 2011
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Nothing stopping Loblaw’s from charging more for a bottle of wine is there?
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Jun 24, 2015
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its called a convenience fee, yes until someone can find the piece of legislation where the loblaws is required to sell at the SAME price as the lcbo, im okay with this.
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Dec 27, 2007
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Just wait until you see what convenience stores will charge for beer
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BigJonsson wrote: Just wait until you see what convenience stores will charge for beer
Wow. So it's going to cost alot more for beer at the corner store AND beer store workers are going to lose their jobs?

What to do? Should I buy the same beer store priced beer at Walmart or Nofrills (that doesn't have a convenience fee)? Help me out here!!
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at1212b wrote: Wow. So it's going to cost alot more for beer at the corner store AND beer store workers are going to lose their jobs?

What to do? Should I buy the same beer store priced beer at Walmart or Nofrills (that doesn't have a convenience fee)? Help me out here!!
Do what you want?

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