The Ontario provincial government is expanding beer and cider sales to more than 80 grocery stores across Ontario this summer.
The provincial government announced Monday that it is moving forward on its commitment to improve convenience and choice for people across the province by opening bidding for grocery stores looking to get in on beer and cider sales.
The winners will be announced in May, with sales expected to start this summer.
Currently 130 grocery stores across Ontario are authorized to sell beer and cider. Among those, 70 stores are also authorized to sell wine.
Eventually, beer and cider will be available in up to 450 grocery stores in Ontario, and wine will be available in up to 300 of those stores.
Grocery stores that are allowed to sell wine, beer and cider must abide by the requirements for the responsible sale of alcohol overseen by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.
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