BC Liquor & Cannabis Industry News

March 20, 2023

Annual Alcohol Sales in Canada Hit Record Low

In 2021-2022 annual alcohol sales in Canada decreased overall for the first time in a decade. While sales volume was down, alcohol sales revenue was up […]
March 13, 2023

LCRB Updating Licensee Handbooks and Policy Directives

In 2023, the BC Liquor & Cannabis Regulation Branch will be updating all LCRB licensee handbooks and has also made changes to how LCRB policy directives […]
February 17, 2023

Would Alcohol Warning Labels Be Effective or Just a Liquor Store Revenue Killer?

With the release of the latest guidance on alcohol consumption in Canada, the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and Addiction (CCSA) is recommending alcohol health warning […]
February 13, 2023

New Canadian Alcohol Consumption Guidelines – Are Warning Labels on the Horizon?

Canada’s alcohol consumption guidelines have been updated to reflect up-to-date knowledge on the effects of alcohol on health and social harm. The update was led by […]
January 24, 2023

BC Liquor Manufacturers Urge Feds to Freeze 2023 Alcohol Excise Tax Hike

The federal alcohol excise tax will increase by 6.3% on April 1, 2023, and rightfully, Canada’s liquor manufacturers are concerned. In 2017, the Trudeau government introduced […]
January 17, 2023

2022 Canadian Cannabis Survey Results Highlights

Since cannabis legalization on October 18, 2018, Health Canada has conducted an annual Canadian Cannabis Survey. The survey helps the government assess the impact of legalization, […]
December 20, 2022

Cannabis Council of Canada Calls on Feds to Provide Immediate Financial Relief for Legal Cannabis Industry

The Cannabis Council of Canada (C3) has submitted a response to the Cannabis Act Legislative review panel. The plea and recommendations call for immediate financial support […]
December 14, 2022

BC Liquor and Cannabis News 2022 Year in Review

At Thrive, we publish BC liquor licensing and cannabis licensing news and articles four times per month. As we end the year, we thought we’d choose […]
November 23, 2022

2023 Alcohol Beverage Market Trends and Predictions

As liquor store consultants in BC, we at Thrive Liquor & Cannabis Advisors love to read about alcohol beverage market trends. So much has changed over […]