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Beer, cider arriving in more Ontario grocery stores by Canada Day

CityNews | posted Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

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Beer and cider will be coming to more grocery stores in Ontario, just in time for Canada Day festivities.

On Tuesday, the province announced the location of the 76 grocery stores will start selling the beverages on June 30, bringing the total to 206.

Some of the new locations include stores under the Fortinos, Loblaws, Longo’s, Metro, Sobeys and Walmart Supercentre umbrellas. Click here for a list.

The expanded sales began in December 2015, and currently 130 stores sell beer and cider – with 70 of those also selling wine. Click here for a list of the grocery stores that sell beer, cider and wine.

Beer and cider will eventually be sold in up to 450 grocery stores in Ontario, and wine will be in up to 300 of those stores.

Grocery stores are allowed to sell beer in tall boy cans and six-packs, with Liquor Control Board of Ontario stores selling six- and 12-packs of beer, but the foreign-owned Beer Store retains exclusive rights to sell cases of 24.


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