LCBO announces the launch of its Same Day Pick Up pilot program in seven locations across the province beginning this week. Customers now have the option to place orders online at lcbo.com and visit one of the designated stores for pick up within hours of ordering.
LCBO CELEBRATES THE FIRST LONG WEEKEND OF THE YEAR WITH A SUPER SALE FOR CUSTOMERS. Stores will be closed on February 18
Thursday, February 14, 2019 – Toronto – LCBO is launching an in-store and online super sale in time for the long weekend. From February 14 until February 20, 2019, LCBO customers can save big and entertain with select classic spirits and crowd-pleasing wines available now at outstanding prices. All participating products for the promotion can be found here.
The LCBO is expanding store operating hours year-round at select locations to better serve customers and offer increased shopping convenience. Expanded store hours are already in place for the busy holiday season in December and will continue on Boxing Day and on a permanent basis into the New Year beginning January 4, 2019.
The official opening of the new LCBO store in North York is Thursday, December 6, at 9:30 a.m. This brand-new store will provide convenient and one-stop beverage alcohol service to nearly 77,000 local residents. The population is expected to grow 12 per cent over the next 10 years.
The official opening of the new LCBO store in Richmond is Wednesday, November 21, at 10:30 a.m. This brand-new store will provide convenient and one-stop beverage alcohol service to nearly 6,035 local residents. The population is expected to grow 48 per cent over the next 10 years.
The official opening of the new LCBO store in Tottenham is Tuesday, November 20, at 9:30 a.m. This brand-new store will provide convenient and one-stop beverage alcohol service to nearly 8,960 local residents. The population is expected to grow 28 per cent over the next 10 years.
The official opening of the new LCBO store in Kitchener is Tuesday, November 6, at 10:00 a.m. This brand-new store will provide convenient and one-stop beverage alcohol service to nearly 34,775 local residents. The area population is expected to grow 24 per cent over the next 10 years.
As Pride month kicks off, the LCBO is thrilled to announce its first official partnership with Pride Toronto 2018, celebrating the LGBTQ2S community and the organization’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Running through June 24 at select stores in the Toronto Pride area, the “Cheers to all” campaign includes in-store creative that mirrors Toronto Pride’s official design, fundraising for Casey House, and sensitivity awareness sessions for staff.
LCBO customers and staff rallied together to raise $585,645.00 in support of the #TorontoStrong Fund through a 10-day prompted donation campaign that took place in 157 participating stores throughout central Ontario. Customers were invited to add a $2, $5 or $10 donation alongside their purchase, however in many cases gave much more.
Ontario craft beer has been an enormous success story in recent years and LCBO is proud to have been able to play a role in that. Since first being introduced to the market in 1984, locally brewed, small batch beer has steadily gained popularity and market share to become one of LCBO’s fastest-growing product categories.
Ontario produces some of the world’s best ciders and sales at the LCBO continue to see exponential growth. It’s expected that the category will continue to grow at a significant rate, especially Ontario craft cider made from 100 per cent local fruit. LCBO is committed to supporting this sector and the jobs it creates for Ontario apple growers and processors. This is why our buyers regularly meet with producers to discuss the market and how to best increase their sales.
Spirits are LCBO’s largest and most profitable product category. In fiscal 2016-17, net sales of LCBO’s spirits and ready-to-drink (RTD) products were $2.24 billion, an increase of 5.1 per cent over the previous year. This category represents 40.1 per cent of LCBO sales; wine represents 26.9 per cent ($1.5 billion) and beer and cider represents 23.3 per cent ($1.29 billion).
Today, LCBO officially launched its new expanded online shopping platform, bringing a world of products to customers’ fingertips – no matter where they live in Ontario. LCBO customers will now be able to browse and shop from an online selection of close to 5,000 individual products. Customers will have the option to ship products to any one of LCBO’s 654 stores, free of charge or choose home delivery for a fee of $12 (plus tax) per order.