(Dec. 10/14) After three years of lobbying, Restaurants Canada has secured a beverage alcohol discount for licensees in New Brunswick. For one week in every quarter, licensees can buy full case lots of spirits and wine at a five per cent discount.
This initiative provides direct savings to licensees, and is a significant step in establishing the restaurant industry as a wholesale buyer. Restaurants Canada will push to expand the discount program. Nova Scotia and P.E.I. are the only other provinces that offer discounts to licensees.
Top photo, L to R: Restaurants Canada’s Luc Erjavec, NB Liquor’s Chris Evans and Gary von Richter, Restaurants Canada member Peter Stoddart (Saint John Ale House) and NB Liquor’s Brian Harriman.