During last spring`s election campaign, Ford promised to supply beer and wine to corner stores, grocery stores and big boxing stores. Under the Wynne agreement, the beer store had its monopoly protected until 2025 because it allowed the sale of individual boxes and six-packs in up to 450 grocery stores it had set and only at the same operating hours as its own retail stores. If you wanted to buy a case of 24, you had to find another beer store. The monopoly of beer activity on the wholesale beer trade and beer retail trade is enshrined in the province`s Liquor Control Act. The shareholders are Anheuser-Busch InBev, headquartered in Belgium, Molson Coors, headquartered in Denver, Colo. and Sapporo in Tokyo. Wynne`s government hailed its “mastering framework agreement” as a breakthrough for consumers, but in reality it locked it into a new decade of retail servitude to a foreign company. “I`m hesitant to put an exact figure on that, but it could certainly be in the hundreds of millions,” said Percival, who said the vast majority of commercial shares – up to 98 percent – will be settled before trial. These comparisons can be cash, other remedies (as perhaps The Beer Store gets exclusive rights for distribution in corner stores) or a mix.
The latest announcement comes on the same day that the government passed legislation to tear up a 10-year contract with The Beer Store, which limits the number of stores that can sell alcohol. Ken Hughes praises the fact that beer reform will “liberate” the small craft business market, which he says is a cornerstone of Ontario`s identity. In 2015, the Ontario government entered into an agreement with beer store to conclude a new framework agreement for the sale of beer in Ontario by 2026. The beer store believes in the disqualification of legal agreements. Companies must be able to rely on the applicability of the legal contracts they enter into, especially with governments. If no negotiated changes are achieved and the Ontario government decides to enact the legislation, the beer store will vigorously enforce its rights of appeal, including damages, if the government violates its legal obligations. In the meantime, the existing framework agreement remains the law of the country. The government is already increasing the pressure on the beer shop by promising to maximize the number of grocery stores that sell beer under the agreement. “We will fight this government and this Prime Minister to preserve our jobs and save taxpayers the billions Ford is willing to pay to bring beer to corner stores,” President John Nock said in a statement.
In a statement sent Monday afternoon to Global News, the beer store`s president, Ted Moroz, said the company was reviewing the legislative details of the deal and was considering legal options.