Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Beer and wine grocery store licensees are reminded that amendments to subsection 89(10) of Regulation 746/21 under the Liquor Licence and Control Act, 2019 (LLCA), which change the product display requirements, took effect July 1, 2022.

The AGCO previously announced these changes in June 2021.

Effective July 1, 2022, there is a change from 50% to 45%, in the required percentage of containers of wine, excluding cider, on display in an eligible grocery store outside of any wine boutique that must meet the criteria set out in subsection 89(10) of Regulation 746/21 under the LLCA.

Licensees are also reminded they can request a list of wine that meets the criteria set out in subsection 89(10) and that is available for sale to eligible grocery stores, from the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO).

Helpful Resources

Information Bulletin: Liquor Retail Hours of Sale and Grocery Store Shelf Space Requirements

Liquor licensees should familiarize themselves with applicable sections of the Liquor Licence and Control Act, 2019Regulation 746/21 (Licensing), Regulation 747/21 (Permits) and the Registrar’s Interim Standards and Requirements for Liquor to ensure they are in compliance.

For More Information

If you have questions, your local AGCO Inspectors are here to help and support you with additional information and education. If you are unsure who your Inspector is, or have misplaced their contact information, please email Compliance@agco.ca with your address to get connected.

AGCO Customer Service Representatives are also available anytime via the iAGCO online portal or Monday to Friday from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm at 416-326-8700 or (toll free) 1-800-522-2876.

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