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Did You Know?

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 over 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 800 beer brands, in over 445 retail stores, from 190 brewers around the world.

Selling with Integrity

We take corporate social 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 refused service to almost 50,000 individuals 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.

Environmentally Responsible

In April of 2014, the Two Billionth liquor container was returned to the Beer Store under the Bag It Back program — the 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.

The Beer Store Numbers (2016)

TBS Retail Wholesale Provides Services To:

Full Time Employees: 3,122

Part Time Employees: 4,659

Number of Stores: 452

Number of Brewers: 163

Number of Brands: 715

Distribution Centres: 10

Cross-Dock Facilities: 8

Distribution Fleet: 275

Licensees: 19,997

LCBO Stores: 669

TBS Retail Partner Stores: 141


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