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NEWSLETTER

Grocery Operations Spring Newsletter

11 Mar 2024

See What's New

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Molson Cold Shots 6.0 

473 ml can
Retail $2.50
LCBO#  32165
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Beau's Wonder Crush Hazy IPA

473 ml can
Retail $3.85
LCBO#  37711
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Side Launch Light Lager

6x355 ml can
Retail $14.95
LCBO#  37801
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Shale Ridge Hard Cider Peach Apple

473 ml can
Retail $4.45
LCBO#  32738
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Josh Cellars Pinot Noir

750 ml bottle
Retail  $12.95
LCBO# 34433
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Bask Lightly Sparkling Rose

750 ml bottle 
Retail $14.95
LCBO# 34259
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Frisky Beaver Dam Good White VQA

750 ml bottle
Retail $16.95
LCBO# 36768
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Honest Lot Sauvignon Blanc

4000 ml cask
Retail $49.95
LCBO# 35473

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Operational Updates

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Receiving Orders

When receiving orders, full counts are not always practical. When orders are more than 10 cases, it is recommended that grocery licensees write "STC" (Subject to Count) on the BOL, meaning the driver will not wait for a full count to be completed. If shortages, mis-picks, or damages are identified after the driver has left, stores have 72 hours to submit a claim in the LCBO B2B Claims Application. This allows for more efficient and timely deliveries. 

Payments

• Bi-weekly emails are auto-generated from LCBO Accounts Receivable, providing a listing of any overdue
      invoices. These emails must be reviewed and actioned immediately. Be sure to add
      ARAPOutgoing@lcbo.com to your list of safe emails to ensure you receive them. To update your email
      address(es) on these notifications, reach out to accounts.receivables@lcbo.com.
• Overdue invoices may be subject to your account being placed on hold, meaning no further orders will be
       processed until payment is received.
• Remittance details are required no later than the payment due date and emailed to
       accounts.receivables@lcbo.com containing the following information:
               o Customer Name
               o Payment Date
               o Total Payment Value
               o Detailed remittances listing all LCBO invoice numbers paid

Please visit our website for more information: 
https://www.lcbowholesaleoperations.com/grocers.html




Holidays & Events

St. Patrick's Day            Sunday March 17, 2024
Easter                            Sunday March 31, 2024
Victoria Day                   Monday May 20, 2024

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Seasonal Product Trends & Insights

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Beer

Lighter Choices
     • Low-alcohol beverages have seen consistent
       growth in recent years. The rise in popularity has
       created an expanded assortment of products.

Innovation
     • New seasonal brews with unique flavour profiles,
       are continuing to perform well.

Inflation     
     • This is causing consumers to look for value,
        whether it's different pack size, brand, or
        product on LTO.

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Cider

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   Lighter choices  
         • Leveraging the trend towards healthier beverage options by
            offering low-calorie, no-sugar cider variants

   Premium-quality offerings
  
          • Craft cider producers emphasizing small-batch, premium-
            quality ciders have gained traction among consumers,
            boosting market growth
 
   Introducing flavours
   
           • Diverse flavors like berry blends or exotic infusions, such
             as elderflower, caters to evolving consumer preferences

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Wine

Lighter Options  
      • As health and wellness trends continue to shape consumer
        preferences, low-alcohol wines are poised to continue
        gaining popularity in 2024

Refreshing Styles
   
      • Sparkling wine has always been a pretty popular drink. This
         trend goes hand in hand with the rising popularity of wine-
         based cocktails such as spritzers, or fizzy wine in a can.

Format Options
  
     • Convenience and portability have driven the popularity of
       canned wines and single-serve formats
 

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Discover Local

Flat Rock Cellars


Flat Rock Cellars’ focus is clear and simple – make wines of uncompromising quality and exceptional value – and enjoy ourselves while we’re at it.

Located atop the Twenty Mile Bench just southeast of Jordan, Flat Rock Cellars is not only home to a collection of internationally acclaimed Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling, but also offers one of the most impressive views of Lake Ontario, the Toronto skyline and the rolling vineyards of the Niagara Escarpment. Our Certified Sustainable vineyard practices, cutting-edge winemaking technology, and state-of-the-art gravity-fed winery ensures that each of our wines are classically fruit-driven, varietal focused and enhanced by the unmistakable traits of our vineyards.

TWISTED TURNS 20 IN 2024! One of the provinces best-selling VQA white wines celebrates twenty years of bringing joy and flavour to Ontarians. Throughout the year, join us in the festivities with enhanced programming ($3 LTO in P04), Twisted themed parties, a special anniversary release and more… Thank you for being a part of what makes Ontario great.

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Twisted White

750 ml bottle
Retail $17.95
LCBO# 1578
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Flat Rock Riesling

750 ml bottle
Retail $19.95
LCBO# 43281 
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Flat Rock Chardonnay

750 ml bottle
Retail $19.95
LCBO# 286278
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Flat Rock Pinot Noir

750 ml bottle
Retail $24.95
LCBO# 1545

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