March 18th, 2020

// The Beer Store reduces store hours, pauses recycling

The Beer Store reduces store hours, pauses recycling

TORONTO, March 18, 2020 /CNW/ - The Beer Store is reducing store hours and pausing recycling until March 31 to enhance efforts to protect employees and customers. 

As we continue to closely monitor COVID-19, the Beer Store will reduce store hours to 10am to 7pm, Monday through Saturday, as of March 19th. Stores that operate from 10am to 6pm are unaffected. Sunday hours remain unchanged. All updated store hours are available at

The Beer Store will also suspend the return of empty containers at all retail stores across the province, effective March 19, through to March 31. Deposits will be fully honoured upon return when we resume operations and city officials ask for public cooperation in keeping these deposit containers out of the blue box. In addition, at times we may need to limit the number of customers in our stores. This is to enhance protection for both customers and our dedicated employees who are working hard to serve customers. 

We want to remind customers that Beer Xpress home delivery and in-store pick up are available in select communities, including most of the GTA, Ottawa and Kitchener-Waterloo; visit to learn more. Please note that delivery drivers of BeerXpress orders will not be accepting empty returns until further notice. 

As we collectively navigate the unfolding situation, we will continue to provide updates. We thank you for your patience with us.

About the Beer Store
The Beer Store offers customers over 800 brands, provided by 200 brewers. It is a completely open system that allows any brewer in the world to sell its brands in any Beer Store location it chooses, at prices determined by it and approved by the LCBO. The Beer Store is deeply committed to responsible sale by not selling to minors and people who are intoxicated. In 2018, more than 2.8 million customers were challenged to confirm their age or sobriety. It is also one of the greenest retailers in the world collecting around 1.4 billion beer containers (an 87 per cent return rate) and 395 million wine and spirit containers (a 81 per cent return rate) in 2018. The Beer Store is owned by 30 Ontario-based brewers and employs 7,000 hard-working Ontarians with well-paying full and part-time jobs.

SOURCE The Beer Store


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