Saying a new model of liquor store, one that will provide residents with increased convenience and choice under one roof, a “Real Canadian Liquorstore” opened in Yorkton on Tuesday.
The store, which is located inside the existing grocery store on Broadway Street will boast a broad assortment of more than 300 types of spirits, 500 varieties of wine, and 300 beer and cider options. Continuing the company’s commitment to local sourcing, the Real Canadian Liquor Store will dedicate shelf space to Canadian producers, in order to increase access for local suppliers.
“Saskatchewan customers come to our stores looking for outstanding flavours and meal inspiration,” said David Harrington, Vice President, Loblaw Companies Limited in a release. “With the launch of this unique store offering, customers now have increased convenience and choice, all within one shopping destination.”
With a two-year moratorium on selling retail permits coming to an end on Monday, new private liquor retailers can now enter the market.
Loblaws says it plans on opening up three more stores in Regina, Moose Jaw and Saskatoon.
New private liquor retailers, including grocery giant Loblaws, are now able to enter the Saskatchewan market since the two-year moratorium on selling retail permits ended on Oct. 8.
Loblaws confirms they are also looking to open up three more stores in Regina, Moose Jaw and Saskatoon, but no dates have been established.
Sobeys and Co-Op are already operating liquor stores in places throughout Saskatchewan.