Auditor General critical of Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation

A report by Nova Scotia’s Auditor General has criticized the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC), finding that it “doesn’t have clear policies and procedures in place regarding what products it sells and promotes, how to price its merchandise, and where to display it in stores.” The report was the first performance audit report of the […]

Technomic study reveals COVID-19 impact on beverages

A new report from Technomic illustrates the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the beverage category of foodservice. The report is a deliverable of Technomic’s Away-From-Home Beverage Navigator program, which offers a comprehensive assessment of both hot and cold beverage categories, including market sizing, historical tracking, predicted growth, consumer insights, operator responses, major […]

Niagara College launches Beverage Business Management graduate program

A new program from Niagara College’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute is offering a new first-of-its-kind Beverage Business Management graduate course. The Beverage Business Management program, launching in September 2021, will be a unique one-year graduate certificate course that will be the first of its kind in Canada. The college already offers a Wine Business […]

B.C. wholesale alcohol pricing measure made permanent

British Columbia has announced that B.C. wholesale alcohol pricing will become a permanent measure, allowing restaurants, bars, and tourism operators to buy liquor at lower prices. A temporary change to allow for B.C. wholesale alcohol pricing was enacted in June 2020 in a bid to help revive a struggling industry that has been hit devastatingly […]

Drink trends to watch in Canada in 2021

New trends emerged across almost every industry in 2020 as consumers and businesses adjusted to the realities of a global pandemic. Drink trends within the beverage alcohol industry were no exception. Just like in fashion, drink trends regularly come and go as the seasons change and the calendar flips to a new year. This year, […]

ORHMA launches Call to Action for reduction in Ontario alcohol pricing

ORHMA The Ontario Restaurant, Hotel & Motel Association (ORHMA) is urging the province to cut Ontario beverage alcohol pricing to support the province’s foodservice and hospitality establishments. Back in the summer of 2020, British Columbia announced it would allow restaurants to purchase liquor at wholesale prices. That move has been credited with reducing alcohol costs by up to 25 per […]

Cheers to the drinks of the future

From wearable tech to robot baristas, technological innovation is stirring things up in the beverages sector By Mike Kostyo New technologies have a way of seeming futuristic, even ridiculous, one day and indispensable the next. Looking back to just a decade ago, it’s hard to believe we had yet to meet Amazon’s Alexa or gotten […]