We offer representation in the following areas of western Canada; the Provinces of
In Canada, beverage alcohol is under the jurisdiction of provincial and territorial governments through their liquor boards, and all products must be approved by them before being accepted for import. This is done through a listing process for each product with the submission of a Listing Application and samples.
Each of these liquor boards is autonomous, and operates under their own policy and guidelines. As an import agent, The Delf Group Inc is familiar with the differences in the listing procedures of each of these governments, and are aware of opportunities for specific products as they arise in the individual markets.
In order for us to act on your behalf once a product is listed, it is necessary for the BCLDB / AGLC / MLCC / SGLA to be advised that you have appointed us as your representative, and have your authorization. This permits us to request or produce Purchase Orders. In BC, products will be approved for sale in the government liquor stores or declined for specialty listing and approved only for a restricted listing, accessible to restaurants and private shops only.
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For more information about exporting to our company please email us at email@example.com and be sure to include the following information:
- Name of Company
- Address of Company (includes full address)
- Main Contact
- Secondary Contact
- Type of product (wine/beer/spirits)
Importing to BC (BCLDB)
In British Columbia, our main focus is retail sales in the 225 government owned and operated liquor stores, the 12 privately owned wine boutiques, the top 200 restaurants and the 400-500 privately owned beer & wine stores. We serve the BC market with four full time sales people. The population in BC is 4.2 million.
In order for us to act on your behalf, it is necessary for the BCLDB to be advised that you have appointed The Delf Group as your sole representative. A Letter of Authorization is required by the BCLDB. Products presented to the liquor board will be approved for specialty listing and will be offered for sale in the government liquor stores or declined and approved only for a restricted listing, accessible to restaurants and private shops only.
Importing to Alberta (AGLC)
Alberta is a private market regulated by the government. There are over 800 privately owned liquor stores. We service the top 300 accounts personally with 5 full time sales people. The population of Alberta is 3.2 million.
In order for us to act on your behalf, it is necessary for the AGLC to be advised that you have appointed The Delf Group as your sole representative.
Importing to Saskatchewan (SLGA)
Saskatchewan is a government controlled Province. There are no private stores here. The population in Saskatchewan is 950 thousand. Please inquire for distribution in this province to firstname.lastname@example.org
Importing to Manitoba (MLCC)
Manitoba is also government controlled Province. There are 30 government stores and half a dozen private wine shops. The population is about 1 million. Please inquire for distribution in the province to email@example.com