LCBO OPENS 650th STORE IN COURTICE, ONTARIO
March 18, 2015
Toasting with Ontario sparkling wine and Ontario craft beer, the LCBO today officially opened its newest store at 1437 King St. East. This new store in the community of Courtice also marks a milestone – the 650th store in LCBO’s retail network.
This 10,000 square-foot store has a selection of more than 1,700 wines, spirits, beers, ready-to-drink cocktails, coolers and beverage gift packs, and up to 260 VINTAGES premium wines and spirits.
The new Courtice store demonstrates the evolution of LCBO since it was first established in 1927. Back then, the network included 86 stores, where products were ordered and served at a counter. Over the last eight decades, LCBO has transformed into a modern, informative and cost-effective retailer, offering convenient, one-stop shopping for beverage alcohol in an environment that has won numerous awards for its customer service, design and logistics.
Future LCBO stores will continue to strive to meet changing customer interests. This includes supporting and promoting local Ontario products – VQA wines, craft beers and spirits – through destination boutiques, making the shopping experience more convenient for customers, both in-store and online, and offering an even greater selection of products from Canada and all over the world.
Joining LCBO President & CEO Bob Peter for today’s celebration were His Worship, Adrian Foster, Mayor of Clarington, Dave Pereira, President of MADD Durham Region and Robert Howard, Campaign Director for the United Way Durham Region.
As part of LCBO’s commitment to promoting the responsible sale and consumption of beverage alcohol, LCBO retail staff challenged in fiscal 2013-14 more than 11.4 million people who appeared underage, intoxicated or were suspected of purchasing for a minor or an intoxicated person. More than 414,600 individuals were refused service, 86.9 per cent for reasons of age.