Monthly archive for November 2017
Alberta Proposes Legislation on Cannabis
The province is moving forward with An Act to Control and Regulate Cannabis that would allow for two kinds of cannabis retail sales in Alberta: privately operated physical retail locations and government-operated online retail.
Creating Signature Cocktails
What makes a great bar? What makes a great bartender? There are many things that attribute to making bars and bartenders great, from hospitality, personality, ambiance, and great food. Over the last decade or so, cocktails have snatched the limelight. A new restaurant with a great bar program used to be an added bonus to a night out.
Volumes Up in Manitoba’s Liquor Stores
Revenue from liquor sales in the 2016/2017 fiscal year increased 2.4% over the previous year. Wine, spirits and refreshment beverage sales all increased in volume and dollars, however, beer volume was down, even though dollar sales were up.
Liquor Store Attributes
A recent survey conducted by the AGLC asked what main qualities impact Albertans' decision to shop at a particular store and found that respondents rated four categories as most important: price/sale prices (67%); location/convenience (53%);…
Adding accessories to your product line will not only increase your average sale, it can attract new people into your store and offer them a better buying experience. Consider adding liquor-related items, such as flasks, decanters, glassware, non-food items used in cocktails, bottle openers, and corkscrews. Available from a wide variety of suppliers, these non-alcoholic items offer good margins and an appealing contribution to your bottom line.
Alberta Supports Craft Breweries
Visitor spending on food and beverage in Alberta accounts for 28% of tourism expenditures in the province and the government wants craft breweries to be an attraction that will further develop culinary tourism in Alberta.