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Why tearing up the Beer Store deal is good for business

Jun 24 2019 — Anindya Sen — Bill 115 has been passed by the Ontario legislature, and with it, the current government has embarked on the path of a truly competitive retail alcohol market in the province. With respect to beer, this reform should lead to availability at more grocery stores with enhanced choice in pack sizes. Convenience stores will also be […]

Which Provinces Will Get Cannabis Retail Sales Right?

Aug 30 2018 — Anindya Sen — Once recreational cannabis becomes legal in Canada, the central question is whether the provincial retail markets will succeed in competing with the black market. Provinces with more emphasis on private retail models will likely succeed better than provincial governments insisting on uniquely running their own stores. This is because private retailers have an incentive to […]