Ale's What Cures Ya wrote: Torontoblue wrote: Ale's What Cures Ya wrote:
It's not really in the interest of the LCBO & especially the agent to get a listing straight away...there are performance ratios to adhere to and if you fail the product gets de-listed, and the agent loses out financially and good luck getting that listing status back.
Once again an example of a broken retail model.
You appear to know so much but actually contribute so little..................except bitterness and no understanding..............!!
There is no argument in the world that should be able to make any sensible person understand that a government retail monopoly isn't broken. It is a disservice at best to the customers and entrepreneurs of this province, and a crime at worst.
Competition breeds better service, better products and better overall customer experience.
And on the other hand, you have big private corporations running the other side of the alcohol service in Ontario...so, what is the answer? There is always going to be something (AGLC & Connect in Alberta) governing competition, products, cost etc etc, and then you're still dependent on the agent factor who brings product in. This is then governed by their cost factor etc etc.
As mentioned previously, Alberta has a very free, open alcohol system yet the vast majority of stores still stock the big boys stuff. In Edmonton, granted not the beer mecca of the World, we have roughly 6 stores out of a few hundred who cater to good beer, and even then the selection, pricing & quality vary a great deal. You slam the LCBO, but what they do give is good pricing and more often than not, good fresh product.
You may think the grass is greener..it's not, it's just a different shade.