NEWS
 
WATCH: Beer Store claims higher costs if alcohol sales expanded
Convenience stores claim the Beer Store is 'fear-mongering'
3 0

The Beer Store says having beer in corner stores would be convenient but you would just land up paying more for your weekend or evening refreshments.

President Ted Moroz suggests the average price of a case of beer would go up over $10 - to about $50.

He says that's because there would be a higher mark-up at some private retailers since transportation costs will skyrocket.

The Beer Store released research on the matter as the Ontario Convenience Store Association continues its push to change alcohol sales in the province.

As it stands, province gets around $1.6 billion a year because of alcohol sales. Moroz says the province will likely make less if sales are opened up.

Moroz lists reasons against selling beer in corner stores, claiming underage teens won't be IDed as much. He also says there will be less selection in corner stores and there may be more drinking and driving.

However, head of the Ontario Convenience Store Association  Dave Bryans accuses the Beer Store of fear mongering. Bryans says maybe prices will go up because the Beer Store decides to increase them.

Premier Kathleen Wynne says she has no plans to extend alcohol sales to corner stores.

DON'T MISS

TED RADIO HOUR

Welcome to TED Radio Hour hosted by Guy Raz, Saturdays at 6pm and Sundays at 7pm

 
3 0

The Beer Store says having beer in corner stores would be convenient but you would just land up paying more for your weekend or evening refreshments.

President Ted Moroz suggests the average price of a case of beer would go up over $10 - to about $50.

He says that's because there would be a higher mark-up at some private retailers since transportation costs will skyrocket.

The Beer Store released research on the matter as the Ontario Convenience Store Association continues its push to change alcohol sales in the province.

As it stands, province gets around $1.6 billion a year because of alcohol sales. Moroz says the province will likely make less if sales are opened up.

Moroz lists reasons against selling beer in corner stores, claiming underage teens won't be IDed as much. He also says there will be less selection in corner stores and there may be more drinking and driving.

However, head of the Ontario Convenience Store Association  Dave Bryans accuses the Beer Store of fear mongering. Bryans says maybe prices will go up because the Beer Store decides to increase them.

Premier Kathleen Wynne says she has no plans to extend alcohol sales to corner stores.

Top stories

15-year-old Kareem Deerr died in hospital.