The province has selected the first grocers that could sell both domestic and imported wine inside up to 70 grocery stores across Ontario.
The winning grocers from were selected via a competitive bidding process held by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO).
The sale of wine in grocery stores is scheduled to begin October 28, 2016.
The winning bidders range from independent and large grocers — including Highland Farms, Loblaws, Longo Brothers, Metro Ontario, Starsky’s Fine Foods Hamilton Yummy Market Inc. and Wal-mart.
Eventually, up to 450 grocery stores will be authorized to sell beer and cider and up to 300 will also be allowed to sell wine.