Since 1990, the LCBO has received more than 200 awards for customer service, staff training and development, store design, marketing, innovative retailing, corporate communications and social responsibility.
These include 13 Retail Council of Canada Excellence in Retailing Awards, including Innovative Retailer of the Year, Socially Responsible Retailer of the Year, Retail Store Design (Large Retailer) and the Retail Technology Award.
Members of LCBO’s Senior Team have also been commended for outstanding contributions in their respective fields. Bill Kennedy, Executive Director, Corporate Communications, received MADD Canada's Citizen of Distinction Award in September 2010 for championing LCBO's efforts to promote responsible drinking, help prevent drinking and driving and raise funds for MADD Canada.
Drinks Ontario, the association representing imported wine, spirits and beer agents, has recognized several members of LCBO management with its Industry Partnership Award for their efforts in enhancing the profile of imported beverage alcohol products in the Ontario marketplace. Recipients include: *Tom Wilson, Vice President, VINTAGES (2010); *Bob Downey, Senior Vice-President, Sales and Marketing (2009); Dr. George Soleas, Senior Vice President, Logistics/Quality Assurance (2008); *Greg Dunlop, Category Manager, European (2007); Shari Mogk-Edwards, then Vice President, Merchandising (2006).
In 2009 *Bob Downey, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, was named RBC Business Citizen of the Year by the Niagara Wine Festival.
In 2007, Nancy Cardinal, Vice President, LCBO Marketing and Customer Insights, earned the Top Integrated Marketer Award from Strategy Magazine. *Hugh Kelly, LCBO Senior Vice President, LCBO Information Technology, was named Chief Information Officer of the Year through the Canadian Information Productivity Awards. Also in 2007, *Andy Brandt, former LCBO Chair and CEO, was inducted into the Marketing Hall of Legends.
*Denotes employees who have since retired.
For a full list of the most recent LCBO award winners, click here.