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AGCO portal opens for c-stores to apply for alcohol selling licence

Convenience stores need to log into the iAGCO website where they are currently registered.
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Ontario convenience stores can now apply for the necessary licence to sell beverage alcohol at the portal that has now opened at the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) portal.

Stores will need an AGCO registration number along with the square footage with that being store must be under 4,000 sq.-ft. in size.

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Store that are successful in their application can begin on September 5 to sell beer, wine, cider, ready-to-drink (spirit based) and ciders in all pack sizes. Some 20% in every alcohol category must be produced in Ontario, and less than 50% of the store’s square footage can be alcohol.

Store staff need to have alcohol responsibility training, must be 18 or older to stack, move or sell alcohol, and no store can offer sampling. Stores are also to sell beverage alcohol between the hours of 7:00 a.m.—11:00 p.m. and all alcoholic beverages to be sold must be displayed together and not throughout the store.

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