Facts and Figures
The Beer Store was established in 1927, which means we’ve been around longer than the Internet. And television. And a lot of other things (probably even you!).
The Beer Store is a pop culture icon! We played a cameo role in the Canadian film, “Strange Brew”, featuring the McKenzie Brothers of SCTV fame.
Here's something for the number crunchers to chew on: We operate 450 retail stores, serve 20,723 licensed customers, 650 government-owned LCBO retail locations, 141 Retail Partners, and 71 Northern Agents. As a customer, you can choose from more than 640 beer brands, in 450 retail stores, from 136 brewers around the world.
Selling with Integrity
We take corporate responsibility seriously, and make sure that every beer we sell is a responsible sale – whether it’s through our WeID 25 program or refusing to sell to intoxicated customers. In 2015, we challenged over 3.6 million individuals for age and sobriety at our retail locations.
We let brewers decide where they want to sell their product! Brewers can be in one store, 50 stores or all 450 locations of the Beer Store – it’s completely up to them.
In April of 2014, the 2 billionth bottle was officially returned under the Ontario Deposit Return Program (in just over 7 years). Bag it Back is a highly successful deposit return program for wine, spirit and beer containers sold through LCBO and Ontario winery stores.
In 2015, the Beer Store's beer container program and the ODRP combined have diverted almost 407,000 tonnes of material - that's equivalent of 45% of the total material collected through the Blue Box program. Read more about the Beer Store's Stewardship here.
Since we’ve been in business, we’ve kept approximately 70 billion beer bottles from ending up in Ontario landfill sites. If you were to stretch all those bottles out, it would be about 25 trips to the moon and back.