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JUNE 2017 newsletter

BC Hotel Industry

January - March 2017
Comparisons with 2016

BC

Occupancy:      61.3%      +2.1 pts              

ADR:                 $154       +4.6%  

RevPAR:                           +8.4%  
Source: CBRE Hotels Update !12017 & Destination BC

Whistler Resort

Occupancy:       86.8%      +2.3%              

ADR:                 $370       +10.7%

Airport (Richmond)

Occupancy:       75.1%      +3 pts              

ADR:                 $132        +9%  
Source: Destination BC

BC Liquor Industry Trends

Hospitality Sales in Litres with % change over 2016
January - March 2017

Beer - Domestic BC Commercial: 7,334,998, -4%
Beer - BC Micro Brew: 2,473,154, +15.6%
Beer - BC Regional: 2,227,851, +5.5%
Beer - Import: 2,333,732, +1.8%
Cider - Domestic & Import: 499,081, +3.8%
Coolers: 166,038, +11.6%
Gin: 60,913, +6.5%
Rum: 86,037, -0.1%
Tequila: 64,219, +20%
Vodka: 232,624, +1.2%
Whisky: 141,381, +5.7%
Wine - BC: 1,207,728, +2.2%
Wine - Canadian: 9,542, -3.6%
Wine - USA: 187,465, -2.2%
Wine Total: 2,152,132, +2.1%
Source: BC Liquor Distribution Branch

Alberta Liquor Industry

The economy in Alberta is continuing its recovery. Overall retail sales in Alberta for March 2017 were $6,630 million, which is a 7.2% increase from March 2016 to March 2017. Sales in beer, wine and liquor stores across Canada were $1,862 million, which is a 0.3% decrease.  
Source: Statistics Canada

 

May 2017 newsletter

BC Hotel Industry

Vancouver Hotel Performance
January - March 2017
Comparisons with 2016

Occupancy         67%           +.45%              

ADR               $149.89        +4.16%  

RevPAR          $100.49         +4.6%  
Source: HVS Canadian Lodging Outlook Quarterly 2017-Q1

Victoria Hotel Performance
January - March 2017
Comparisons with 2016

Occupancy       64.02%        +1.13%  

ADR               $124.12         +1.97%  

RevPAR          $79.46           +3.8%   
Source: Victoria Tourism Bulletin March 2017, Chemistry Consulting Group

Citywide Conventions Positively Impact Vancouver Hotels

A new Tourism Vancouver report shows citywide conventions have a significant impact on occupancy, ADR and RevPAR for both large (over 300 rooms) and small (less than 300 rooms) hotels in Vancouver, particularly during non-peak season months. Based on an analysis of 2016 data, average hotel occupancy increased by 12.5% for large hotels and 8.4% for small hotels during citywide conventions compared to other periods. Average ADR increased by over 7% for both large and small hotels, while RevPAR was up by over 22% for large hotels and 17% for small hotels during citywide days. 
Source: Tourism Vancouver

BC Liquor Industry

Wholesale Sales in Litres with % change over 2016
January - March 2017

Beer - Domestic BC Commercial:     34,685,212     -4.1%
Beer - BC Micro Brew:                      5,291,479   +21.2%
Beer - BC Regional:                          7,959,950     +4.4%
Beer - Import:                                 9,189,718      -3.9%
Cider - Domestic & Import:               3,600,543     +5.4%
Coolers:                                          3,507,871     +8.3%
Gin:                                                   292,966     +3.3%
Rum:                                                 716,575      -2.2%
Tequila:                                             170,954    +16.5%
Vodka:                                            1,740,765     +0.6%
Whisky:                                           5,250,241      -0.5%
Wine - BC:                                       7,844,313      -0.4%
Wine - Canadian:                                104,162    +36.1%
Wine - USA:                                    1,591,844       -16%
Wine Total:                                    15,742,903      -1.7%
Source: BC Liquor Distribution Branch

Alberta Liquor Industry

Licences in Effect
(As of December 31, 2016)

Class A Minors Allowed - 3,962
Class A Minors Prohibited - 1,343
Class B - 663
Class C - 787
Class D - 2,136
Class E - 85
Other (Duty Free/Liquor Agency) - 538

Total Licences 9,514
Source: Quick Facts – Liquor, AGLC

APRIL 2017 newsletter

BC Hotel Industry

Victoria Hotel Performance

                               February                         Chg                             YTD                            Chg

                        2017                2016                                     2017                2016

Occupancy      69.82%            65.83%            3.99%            57.88%             54.72%           3.16%

ADR               $124.57           $119.18           $5.39             $123.14             $118.05           $5.09

RevPAR          $86.97             $78.46             $8.51             $71.27               $64.60             $6.67

Source: Victoria Tourism Bulletin, Chemistry Consulting Group

 

2016 - National Tourism Indicators

Tourism's share of Canada's GDP in 2016: 2.05% (0.06+ over 2015)

Tourism demand in Canada: $91.6B CAD (+4.2% over 2015)

Tourism export in Canada: $20.0B CAD (+10.8% over 2015)

Domestic tourism expenditures: $71.6B (+2.5% over 2015)

Tourism employment: 721,600 jobs (+1.8% over 2015)

Source: TIABC

BC Liquor Industry

BC’s Private Liquor Industry Unites

BC's Alliance of Beverage Licensees (ABLE BC) has announced a new agreement with the BC Private Liquor Store Association (BCPLSA) so that all of BC’s private liquor stores will once again be represented by one association. ABLE BC and the BCPLSA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) whereby the BCPLSA will officially cease operations and encourage its members to join ABLE BC.

Within the next two years, ABLE BC will be changing its name and rebranding once again. This association started as the Neighbourhood Pub Owners Association of BC, then transitioned to the BC Liquor Licensee & Retailers Association to recognize Licensee Retail Stores, and in 2004 was renamed the Alliance of Beverage Licensees when it became affiliated with the BC & Yukon Hotels’ Association.

Alberta Liquor Industry

Liquor Retailers

As of December 31, 2016, Alberta had:

1446 Retail liquor stores
483 Off-sales
94 General merchandise liquor stores
105 Other liquor retailers
2128 Total Liquor Retailers

22,863 Products available

Source: AGLC Fast Facts, December 2016

MARCH 2017 newsletter

BC Hotel Industry

2016 vs. Previous Year
Air Capacity to YVR - 13,630,881, 7.7% increase
International Visitor Arrivals to BC - 5,532,065, 12.3% increase
US Overnight Visitor Arrivals to BC - 3,620,975, 10.9% increase

BC’s tourism industry had an exceptional year in 2016, with a total of 5,532,065 overnight international visitor arrivals to the province, including 3,620,975 visitors from the US, 1,200,481 from Asia Pacific, and 535,238 visitors from Europe. International visitor arrivals were up 12.3% over 2015. This means an additional 605,918 visitors from international markets arrived in BC in 2016 over the previous year.

BC saw increases from key markets, such as Mexico (up 33.4%); Australia (21.1%); China (18.2%); United Kingdom (17.3%) & India (9.9%).
Source: Destination BC

BC Liquor Industry

Hospitality Sales October - December 2016
in hL with % change over 2015 

Beer - Domestic BC Commercial: 7,383,110, 11.6-%
Beer - BC Micro Brew: 2,239,677 , 11.8%
Beer - BC Regional: 2,085,410, -5.4%
Beer – Import: 2,255,073, -8.1%
Cider - Domestic & Import: 458,316, -6.1%
Coolers: 162,553, -8.2%
Gin: 66,083, 9.3%
Rum: 97,734, -9.6%
Tequila: 62,105, 8.1%
Vodka: 244,930, -6.5%
Whisky: 153,484, -2.2%
Wine – BC: 1,314,921, -7.3%
Wine – Canadian: 14,619, -5.3%
Wine - USA: 219,965, -11.6%
Wine Total: 2,391,076, -7.3%
Source: BC Liquor Distribution Branch

BC Distilleries: As of November 2016, 35 craft distilleries and 19 commercial distilleries were operating in BC. The
biggest increase occurred in March 2013 with 26 new craft distilleries beginning operations.
Source: Factsheet: British Columbia’s distillery industry, Ministry of Small business, Red Tape Reduction

BC Wine: There are 278 licensed grape wine wineries in BC and 929 vineyards with over 10,260 acres of planted land.
Source: British Columbia Wine Institute

BC Breweries: BC has close to 100 breweries throughout the province.
Source: BC Craft Brewers Guild

Alberta Liquor Industry

Alberta’s economy is turning a corner and is expected to grow by 2.4% in 2017, spurred by higher oil and manufacturing exports, a modest improvement in oil prices, continued public-sector infrastructure investment and continued reconstruction after the Fort McMurray wildfire.

Employment has grown by 18,000 since bottoming out in July 2016.
Source: 2016-17 Third Quarter Fiscal Update and Economic Statement

Liquor Sales Dec. 1, 2016 - Feb. 28, 2017 with % Change over previous year

Beer*

-16.59%

Wine

-5.31%

Coolers

-6.58%

Vodka

-3.16%

Whisky

-6.75%

Rum

-5.99%

Gin

-0.39%

*Beer sales stats are through Connect Logistics only
Source: Connect Logistics

February 2017 newsletter

BC Hotel Industry

Vancouver - December 2016
Comparisons with 2015

Occupancy 62.4%, +6.3%
Avg Daily Rate $146.10, +4.95%
RevPar $91.20, +11.64%

Vancouver - December 2016 YTD
Comparisons with 2015

Occupancy 77.4%, +3.48%
Avg Daily Rate $174.96, +7.75%
RevPar $135.39, +11.5%

Source: Canadian Lodging Outlook Quarterly 2016-Q4

BC Liquor Industry

Wholesale Sales October - December 2016
in hL with % change over 2015 

Beer - Domestic BC Commercial 40,513,763, -10.5%
Beer - BC Micro Brew: 5,148,504, +16.1%
Beer - BC Regional: 8,962,577, +3%
Beer – Import: 10,249,765, -6.0%
Cider - Domestic & Import: 3,814,956, -1.7%
Coolers: 3,900,244 +2.7%
Gin: 362,384, -0.5%
Rum: 1,323,216, -1.7%
Tequila: 190,103, +6%
Vodka: 2,276,933, -2%
Whisky: 2,168,774, -1%
Wine – BC: 10,424,330, -7.2%
Wine – Canadian: 144,928, +40.7%
Wine - USA: 2,330,503, -7.2%
Wine Total: 21,204,835, -4.6%

Source: BC Liquor Distribution Branch

Provincial Wine Market Share in BC for BC VQA Wine
in litres R12 ended Fiscal 2017 P9 (December 2016) compared to previous year

16.86%, +7.93%

BC VQA Wine Litre Sales from the Cellar Door
R12 ended Fiscal 2017 P9 (December 2016) compared to previous year

21.79%, +15.40%

Source: BC Wine Institute

Alberta Liquor Industry

BC VQA Wines sales in Alberta

Sales are on the increase. Both red and white BC VQA Wine sales are up 8% - with rosé a close second at 7% growth*.
White sparkling made an impressive leap with a 304% increase, growing from 773 to 3,122 nine litre cases. 
*(CVA Red Book, October R12 over same period 2015)

Source: BC Wine Institute

As of March 31, 2016, Alberta had 46 breweries, 13 distilleries, and 12 wineries/meaderies.

Source: AGLC Fast Facts

 

JANUARY 2017 newsletter

BC Hotel Industry

October 2016 with % Change over 2015

Occupancy 65.1%, 1.6% increase
Avg Daily Rate $145.95, 5.2% increase
RevPar $94.98, 7.9% increase

YTD overnight arrivals into BC 4,892,977 12.2% increase

Source: CBRE Hotels with reproduction and use of information subject to CBRE Disclaimer / Terms of Use as detailed at www.cbre.ca.

BC Liquor Industry

Hospitality Sales in Litres (000s) with % Change over 2015
July - Sept 2016

Beer - Domestic BC Commercial 7,997,902, -7.5%
Beer - BC Micro Brew: 2,623,082, +18.9%
Beer - BC Regional: 2,589,151, +2.2%
Beer – Import: 2,553,481, -1.7%
Cider - Domestic & Import: 634,524, 7.4%
Coolers - Malt Based: 46,080, 8.2%
Coolers - Spirit: 235,866, 5.1%
Coolers - Wine/Fruit: 10,338, -2.8%
Gin: 75,230, 11.2%
Rum: 104,408, -3.9%
Tequila: 71,494, 8.3%
Vodka: 272,296, 0.9%
Whisky: 132,368, 4.0%
Wine - Canadian: 13,586, 1.1%
Wine - USA: 198,692, -2.8%
Wine Total: 2,631,706, 4.7%

Source: BC Liquor Distribution Branch

Alberta Liquor Industry

Aug 1 – Nov 30, 2016 in hL

Beer*: 165,614, -21.47%
Wine: 156,397, -2.74%
Coolers: 59,452, -3.21%
Vodka: 31,063, -1.69%
Whisky: 26,546, +0.66%
Rum: 18,875, -3.91%
Gin: 2,693, -3.68%

*Beer sales are only sales through Connect Logistics, not BDL.

Source: Connect Logistics

 

DECEMBER 2016 newsletter

BC Hotel Industry

September 2016 in B.C.
Comparisons with 2015

Occupancy 80.7%, 3.4% increase
Occupancy YTD 71.3%, 2.0% increase
Average Daily Rate $167, 6.7% increase
Source: Provincial Tourism Indicators, Destination BC

BC Liquor Industry

Wholesale Sales in hL with % Change 2016/17 vs 2015/16
July - Sept 2016

Beer - Domestic BC Commercial 46,497, -1.8%
Beer - BC Micro Brew: 5,966, 24.9%
Beer - BC Regional: $10,391, +6.9%
Cider - Domestic & Import: 5,905, +2.1%
Coolers - Malt Based: 1,519, -5.5%
Coolers - Spirit: 6,916, +13.7%
Coolers - Wine/Fruit: 182, -17.9%
Gin: 445, +1.2%
Rum: 986, -1.7%
Tequila: 244, +7.4%
Vodka: 2,253, +2.5%
Whisky: 1,731, +10.3%
Wine - Canadian: 112, +44.6%
Wine - USA: 1,840, -2.7%
Wine Total: 19,988, +5.1%
Source: BC Liquor Distribution Branch

Alberta Liquor Industry

Sales Change YTD as of Sept 30th, in hL

Coolers    -2%     
Cider    -0.14%     
Spirits    -1.64%     
Rum    -5.24%     
Vodka    +0.20     
Whisky    -0.1%     
Wine    +2.03%     
Import Beer    -16.21%     
Alberta Beer    +25.26% 
Source: Connect Logistics 

 

NOVEMBER 2016 newsletter

BC Hotel Industry

September 2016 in Vancouver
Comparisons with 2015

Occupancy 90.6%, 5.1% increase
Avg Daily Rate $196.03, 11.1% increase
RevPAR $177.68, 11.7% increase

Source: HVS Canadian Lodging Outlook Quarterly 2016-Q3

BC Liquor Industry

BC Sales by Volume
Based on litres for year ending March 31, 2016
(as a percentage of total litre sales)

 2015/16 2014/152013/142012/132011/12
BCLS Counter Customers34.432.833.934.134.7
Licensee Retail Stores39.941.540.540.439.4
Licensed Establishments18.318.6518.919.119.5
Other Customers3.43.02.62.22.1
Agency Stores4.04.14.14.24.3

See more statistics
http://liquorretailer.com/2016/10/bc-liquor-sales-for-201516/
Source: BC Liquor Distribution Branch

 

  


 

Alberta Liquor Industry

Wine Sales
as of Sept. 30th

   
  2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016
Less than $9.9914%4%
$10.00 to $14.995%1%
$15.00 to $19.995%-3%
$20.00 to $29.993%-11%
$30.00 to $49.9911%15%
$50.00 and up4%8%

 Source: Connect Logistics

 

OCTOBER 2016 newsletter

BC Hotel Industry 

At the recent Western Canadian Lodging Conference, HVS presented their forecasted values for properties for 2016-2019. The outlook for property values at Vancouver Airport, Vancouver Downtown and Victoria are all positive.
Vancouver Airport per Room Value
2016 - $167,910
2017 - $179,947
2018 - $186,496
2019 - $191,664
Vancouver Downtown per Room Value
2016 - $288,471
2017 - $306,732
2018 - $313,994
2019 - $327,553
Victoria per Room Value
2016 - $137,098
2017 - $147,165
2018 - $149,866
2019 - $150,923
Source:  2016 Canadian Hotel Valuation Index, HVS Canada, October 2016

BC Liquor Industry

Licensee Retail Stores
July 3 - Sept 3, 2016

Net Sales Excluding General Merchandise with % change over 2015
Spirits -  $46,406,181, 16.4%
Wine -  $40,396,686, 18.8%
Beer -  $95,287,453, 10.4%
Refr Bev -  $25,004,973,11.1%
Total Sales -$207,095,293, 11.0%
Source: BC Liquor Distribution Branch - Wholesale Division

Licensee Retail Stores
July 3 - Sept 3, 2016

Net Sales in Litres Excluding General Merchandise with % change over 2015
Spirits -  1,742,735, 11.5%
Wine -  3,582,124, 11.5%
Beer -  26,895,734, 10.2%
Refr Bev -  6,164,728,11.1%
Total Sales -38,385,321, 10.5%
Source: BC Liquor Distribution Branch - Wholesale Division

 

Alberta Liquor Industry

Change in Liquor Sales
as of Sept. 30,
2016 compared to 2015

Mezcal  55.23%
Misc. Liquor  28.25%
Bitters 16.13%
Grappa   13.05%
Cognac    8.17%
Brandy (fruit)   6.40%
Gin  0.77%
Vodka   0.20%
Whisky   0.20%
Liqueur -0.91%
Tequila  -1.42%
Brandy  -1.62%
Rum  -5.25%
Pre-mix   -7.34%
Cachaca  -11.01%
RTD    -14.87%
Armagnac  -24.88%
Source: Connect Logistics

 

SEPTEMBER 2016 newsletter

BC Hotel Industry 

Jan - June 2016

Occupancy YTD   65.1%, 2.1% increase
Average Room Rate YTD  $154, 6.8% increase
Source: Destination BC

BC Liquor Industry

Sales by Major Category in hL with % Change 2015/16 vs 2014/15
Fiscal Year ending March 31, 2016

Spirits -  25,810, 4.9%
Wine -  73,805, 6.5%
Beer -  292,574, 3.1%
Refr Bev -  40,300,14.3%
Other - 156, 5.4%
Total Sales - 432,645, 4.7%
Source: BC Liquor Distribution Branch

Alberta Liquor Industry

ProServe is a liquor service training program available online, in a seminar or by home study. ProServe certification is mandatory for anyone involved in security, or the sale and service of liquor. From April to July 2016, 12,707 certificates have been issued.

ProTect is online training for security staff and managers of licensed premises. This training is mandatory for employees whose position requires them to respond to problems within a licensed premise. From April to July 2016, 2,016 certificates have been issued.
Source: Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission

 

AUGUST 2016 newsletter

BC Hotel Industry 

Vancouver Hotel Performance

June 2016Occupancy
Rate (%)
Average Room
Rates ($CAD)  
REVPAR
($CAD)
Room 
Supply 
Room
Demand 
Number of
Rooms
 201620152016201520162015% chg% chgSampleCensus
 Vancouver87.4%88.7%$198.83$192.58$173.87$170.860.5%-1.0%20,94525,848

 Source: Canadian Quarterly Lodging Outlook 2016 - Q2

 

BC Liquor Industry

Hospitality - Volume & Net Sales, Apr 1 - July 2, 2016
Net Sales Excluding General Merchandise

Wine         2,455,128 L    $43,311,552
Spirits       839,205 L    $28,560,907
Beer        16,480,028 L    $64,601,790
Refr Bev    889,894 L    $4,637,944
Total        20,664,255 L    $141,112,193

Source: BC Liquor Distribution Branch

 

Alberta Liquor Industry

Volume Sales in HL, % change Jan - July 31, 2016 over 2015

Wine   241,799  +1.49%
Beer   360,504  -10.29%      
Coolers   142,860   -2.97%
Gin 4,544  +0.47%
Rum 25,569  -6.99%
Vodka 47,445  -0.61%
Whisky 37,767  -1.66%          

Source: Connect Logistics Services

July 2016 newsletter

BC Hotel Industry

From January to April, 1,172,637 visitors came to BC resulting in an 18.2% increase over the same period last year. In April, 328,006 visitors travelled to BC - a 21% increase over last year.
Source: Destination BC  

BC Liquor Industry

Licensee Retail Stores - Net Sales Excluding Merchandise 
April 1 - July 2, 2016
Wine        4,861,850 L    $53,861,524
Spirits        2,276,276 L    $60,513,784
Beer        35,959,512 L   $127,852,414
Refr Bev    7,615,768 L   $ 30,749,518
Total        50,713,406 L   $272,977,240
Source: BC Liquor Distribution Branch

Alberta Liquor Industry

84% of Albertans are satisfied with the conduct of Alberta’s liquor business.

74% of Albertans said they’ve had a drink in the last 12 months. Of all Albertans, 88% drink in moderation, as calculated using Canada’s Low Risk Drinking Guidelines.

Source: AGLC Survey of Albertans 2016

Wine consumption in Canada is growing 3 times faster than globally. Canada’s per capita wine consumption is now around 15 litres a year.
Source: Okanagan Life magazine April/May 2016

MAY 2016 newsletter

BC Hotel Industry

BC "Top Line" - Jan - Mar 2016 Year to Date - Source: CBRE Hotels

 OccupancyADRRevPAR
Overall BC59%$147$87
Kelowna48%$107$51
Kamloops40%$100$40
Greater Victoria55%$114$62
Metro Vancouver68%$142$97


BC "Top Line" 2016 Forecast - Source: CBRE Hotels 

 2015 Actual2016 Forecast
Change
Occupancy66%68%+2.0%
ADR$153$161+5.2%
RevPAR$101$109+7.9%

APRIL 2016

Alberta Liquor Industry

As of March 31, 2016
Retail liquor stores - 1,407
Off-sales (hotel/manufacturer/other) - 458
General merchandise liquor stores - 95
Other liquor retailers - 106
Total liquor retailers - 2,066
Products available - 21,793
Source: AGLC's Quick Facts - Liquor

As of March 31, 2016
Liquor licences in effect
Class A Minors Allowed - 3,849
Class A Minors Prohibited - 1,398
Class B - 623
Class C - 786
Class D - 2,066
Class E - 52
Other (Duty Free/Liquor Agency) - 467
Total licences - 9,241
Source: AGLC's Quick Facts - Liquor, April 2016

March 2016

BC Liquor Industry

Liquor Retail Stores -Volume & Net Sales, Year ending March 31
Net of CRF, Discount & Commission & General Merchandise
Wine        18,983,283 L    $209,701,445
Spirits        8,844,033 L    $233,744,113
Beer        123,750,756 L   $435,237,789
Refr Bev    21,205,650 L   $  87,118,230
Total        172,783,722 L   $965,801,577
Source: BC Liquor Distribution Branch

Hospitality - Volume & Net Sales, Year ending March 31
Net of CRF, Discount & Commission & General Merchandise

Wine         9,503,205 L    $167,334,511

Spirits       3,197,561 L    $106,419,319

Beer        63,528,496 L    $243,680,859

Refr Bev    2,951,932 L    $  14,920,780

Total        79,181,194 L    $532,355,469

Source: BC Liquor Distribution Branch

BC Hotel Industry

March 2016 - Vancouver
Occupancy  73.5%  +6.7% over March 15
ADR  $150.34  +11.1% over March 15
RevPAR  $110.51  +22.6% over March 15
Source: Canadian Quarterly Lodging Outlook 2016-Q1, STR and HVS 

As of the end of March, Sun Peaks' resort-wide room nights booked increased by 13.4% above the previous season, to exceed 70,000 booked room nights.
Source: Sun Peaks Tourism Association

Whistler Blackcomb saw a 26% increase in ski season visitors and a 26% increase in revenue growth. Total revenue increased to $241.8 million in the six-month period ending March 31, the highest revenue growth the company has ever seen.
Source: Business in Vancouver

February 2016

Alberta Liquor Industry

The volume of liquor distributed by Connect Logistics dropped 1.75% from Jan 1 - Feb 29 compared to the previous year. The biggest drops were in imported beer, gin and rum, whereas Canadian wine increased almost 7%.The volume of whisky grew 3.25%; Vodka was up 2.5%; Canadian spirits were up 0.75%; and imported spirits dropped 6.3%.
Source: Connect Logistics

BC Hotel Industry

The province's international tourism numbers were reportedly up 15.3% in the first two months of this year.
Source: Energetic City

January 2016

BC F&B Industry

BC continues to experience strong growth in foodservice spending, lifted by strong consumer demand and robust housing sectors. Restaurant receipts for 2015 totalled $9,541 million, an increase of 7.2% over 2014. Restaurant receipts in BC have grown by an average of 5.3% since 2012, compared to an increase of only 3.2% across all other provinces.
Sources: Industrial Outlook: Canada's Food Services Industry - Winter 2016, Conference Board of Canada, Destination BC Tourism Indicators

The #1 Hot Trend on menus in 2016 is craft beer/microbrews. #5 on the Up & Comers list is micro-distilled/artisan liquor.
Source: Restaurants Canada, 2016 Chefs' Survey

BC Hotel Industry

Vancouver is expected to welcome roughly 830,000 cruise passengers, a 3% increase over 2015. While the number of calls (228) is actually the same, larger ships account for the difference in passenger volume.

The Vancouver cruise industry stimulates more than $2 million in economic activity for each ship that calls at Canada Place. In 2015, a party of three spent $649 in Vancouver and another $264 in other parts in BC (just over $300 per person). The majority of passengers (62%) came from the US, while 23% were from overseas and 16% from Canada.
Source: Metro News, Vancouver

2016 Forecasts
Vancouver Downtown - Occ 77%  ADR $211 RevPAR $162
Vancouver Airport - Occ 77%  ADR $133  RevPAR $102
Victoria - Occ 69%  ADR $154  RevPAR $105
Okanagan Valley/Kamloops - 57%  ADR $124  RevPAR $71
Source: HVS

The Victoria Airport has seen 27 consecutive months of record traffic and is currently the 3rd fastest growing airport in Canada. Occupancy in Victoria January 2016 was up 1.5% over January 2015, and ADR was up 8.7%. Occupancy in Nanaimo was up 1% over January 2016, and ADR was up 2.9%.
Source: Chemistry Consulting

December 2015

BC Hotel Industry

2015 International Visitors to BC
International Overnight 4,925,916 +7.9%
US Overnight 3,263,395 +9.6%
US Total  5,234,689  +9.6%
Asia/Pacific  1,049,466  +4.5%
Europe  473,166  +3.8%
Source: Provincial Tourism Indicators, Destination BC 
BC hotels posted the largest increase in ADR (up 9.5% to $158.37) in 2015 and posted the only double-digit increase in RevPAR (up 13.9% to $105.99) in Canada. Occupancy rose 4% to 66.9%.
   
December 2015 - Vancouver
Occ 59.3% +5.2%  ADR $140.62 +11.6%  RevPAR $83.42 +22.4%
December 2015 YTD - Vancouver
Occ 74.8% +3.5%  ADR $164.67 +12.2%  RevPAR $123.25 +17.8%
Source: Canadian Quarterly Lodging Outlook 2015 - Q4, STR and HVS

International visits to BC were up 7.6% in 2015's first 10 months compared to the same period in 2014.
Source: Business Vancouver

BC Liquor Industry

Licensee Retail Stores -Volume Sales & Net Sales, Sep - Dec 2015
Net of CRF, Discount & Commission & General Merchandise
Wine    7,140,682 L  $80,263,195
Spirits  3,430,144 L  $91,152,993
Beer    38,673,044 L  $136,314,466
Refreshment Bev  5,480,479  $22,857,374
  
Hospitality - Volume Sales & Net Sales, Sep - Dec 2015
Net of CRF, Discount & Commission & General Merchandise
Wine    3,374,208 L  $61,065,184
Spirits  1,101,904 L  $36,982,358
Beer    20,760,115 L  $79,743,191
Refreshment Bev  870,445 L  $4,459,398
Source: BC Liquor Distribution Branch

Younger, affluent Canadians are more involved in consuming wine and are willing to spend more on the average bottle, according to a report from Wine Intelligence.They are "typically high-spending, affluent and adventurous wine drinkers, and are predominantly Millennials and young Gen Xers", according to the report.They account for around 10% of Canada's wine-drinking population, or around 1.6 million people. Their share of on-premise spend on wine in Canada is higher, at 32%.
Source: Wine Intelligence

Alberta Liquor Industry

Canadian wines are big sellers in Alberta. 1,574 BC wines and 443 Ontario wines were available for sale. The entire wine category grew 6.34% in 2015. LiquorConnect.com has launched a new website for agents and consumers.
Source: Connect Logistics, Stats as of October 2015

Volume Sales in HL, % change as of December 15 over 2014
Total year-over-year change  1,556,000  +5.85%
Imported Spirits 105,600 +2.69%      Canadian Spirits 145,118 +3.76%
Imported Wine   284,000 +6.02%      Canadian Wine   115,024 +5.24%
Imported Beer   398,770 +0.27%       Ciders/Coolers   59,363 +21.43%
Whisky 64,775 +3.12%   Gin 7,318 +11.1%    Rum 47,136 +3.6%   Vodka 79,336 +1.99%
Source: Connect Logistics

October 2015

BC F&B Industry

The average Canadian eats out 3.8 times per week. Online ordering is becoming increasingly popular, particularly with Millennials. In 2015, $1 billion of food was ordered and delivered with a higher than average check than eating at the establishment.
Source: NPD Group

BC Hotel Industry

Provincial Occupancy YTD October   68.9% +2.5%
BC Average Daily Room Rate YTD  $155 +9.4%
Greater Vancouver YTD: Occ 75.9% +3.5%, ADR $167 +12.8%
Greater Victoria YTD: Occ 73.7% +3.3%, ADR $144 +7.5%
Whistler Resort YTD: Occ 64.7% +2.6%, ADR $224 +9.9%
Kelowna YTD: Occ 65.1% +3.4%, ADR $144 +2.6%
Prince George YTD: Occ 70.4% +0%, ADR $127 +4.1%
Source: Destination BC Tourism Indicators December 2015

Alberta Liquor Industry

Cider is the strongest growth category with a 25% increase in volume over 2014.
Coolers saw 7.8% growth from 2014 to 2015.
Spirit growth was relatively steady at 1.58%. 
Wine grew 6.34% over 2014.
Imported beer grew 6%.
Source: Connect Logistics

September 2015

BC Liquor Industry

Insights into the categories of spending from international visitors during the summer of 2015 reveal that international visitors spend almost 10 times more on [full-service] restaurants than quick-serve restaurants.
Source: 2015 TIAC and VISA Summer Travel Snapshot 

BC's accommodation and food service sectors showed 3.6% growth in September.
Source: Business in Vancouver

Alberta Liquor Industry

21,721 SKUs in inventory at Connect Logistics
39,855 SKUs registered
Wine - 14,584 SKUs  67.31%             Cider - 189 SKUs  0.87%
Spirits - 4,074 SKUs  18.8%               Liquor Accessories - 148 SKUs  0.68%
Beer - 2,280 SKUs    10.52%              Bag/Box - 79 SKUs  0.36%
Coolers - 313 SKUs     1.44%
Source: Connect Logistics

BC Hotel Industry

Provincial Occupancy YTD Sep 68.4% +2.4%
BC Average Daily Room Rate YTD  $156 +9.1%
Greater Vancouver YTD: Occ 77.4% +3.1%, ADR $167 +12.8%
Greater Victoria YTD: Occ 73.2% +3.7%, ADR $143 +6.9%
Whistler Resort YTD: Occ 68.8% +2.5%, ADR $233 +9.9%
Kelowna YTD: Occ 64.2% +3.9%, ADR $144 +0.5%
Prince George YTD: Occ 69.7% +1.7%, ADR $127 +5.2%
Source: Destination BC Tourism Indicators October 2015

Visitors spent $USD 3.6 billion in Canada from May to September, a double-digit increase in year-over-year spending. Americans represented 52.1% of all spending, with top states being California, New York and Washington. China represented 10.4% of all spending.
Source: 2015 TIAC and VISA Summer Travel Snapshot

AUGUST 2015

BC Hotel Industry

Non-Residents Overnight Arrivals to BC  Jan - Aug 2015
One or more nights                    3.589.560  +7.1%
US residents by automobile        1,270,829  +9.7%
US residents by non-automobile 1,118,340  +7.3%
Residents from other countries   1,200,391  +4.3%
Source: ITS Border Counts, August 2015, Statistics Canada
      
Victoria had an excellent summer season, with Aug occupancy up 3.4% over Aug 2014, ADR +15.7%, RevPAR +20.6%, YTD occupancy +3.9%, ADR +9.4%, and RevPAR +15.6%.
Source: Chemistry Consulting

The BC Hotel Industry is having a phenomenal year!
RevPAR YTD Aug 2015 +14.3%
RevPAR 2016 Forecast +7%
Vancouver is averaging +77% occupancy (sold out 5 nights/week)
Source: PKF Consulting & HVS

Alberta Liquor Industry

Total liquor retailers  2,024
Revenue to government  $766 million
73% of Albertans had a drink in the last 12 months
90% of Albertans drink responsibly
AGLC Quick Facts - fiscal year 2014-15

BC Liquor Industry

Food & beverage retail sales climbed 7.4% in August, and were a key contributor to overall growth given their 25% share of overall retail spending.
Source: Business Vancouver November 3-9, 2015

Casual dining in BC captures 22% of all diners, up 3% over last year.
The lunch crowd is 31% and growing while supper is 22% and flat.
Source: NPD Group

Liquor Retail Stores Net Sales Apr-Aug 2015 (Net of CRF, discount & commission)
Wine        $80,123,462
Spirits      $92,872,308
Beer       $210,896,484
Refreshment Beverages  $49,065,197

LRS Volume Sales Apr-Aug 2015
Wine      7,420,775 L
Spirits    3,550,914 L
Beer     60,190,512 L
Refreshment Beverages  12,112,478 L
Source: BC Liquor Distribution Branch

Alberta Hotel Industry

At the end of Q2, the hotel development pipeline in Calgary comprised 22 hotels with 3,615 rooms. 18 properties are either under construction or will begin in the next 12 months. These include nine upscale and three upper-upscale hotels. Scheduled openings: 2015-5; 2016-5; 2017-11
North America IHIF Hotel Investment News

jULY 2015

BC Hotel Industry

Occupancy 66.5%
Average Daily Rate $149.69
RevPAR $99.53
Source: Tourism Snapshot July 2015, Destination Canada

June 2015

BC Liquor Industry

LRS Volume Sales, Q1 2015 (Apr-Jun)
Spirits  2,033,019 L
Wine  4,302,698 L
Refreshment Beverages  6,543,388 L
Beer  33,819,018 L

LRS Net Sales, Q1 2015 (Apr-Jun)
Spirits  $52,994,376
Wine  $46,109,548
Refreshment Beverages  $26,499,981
Beer  $118,928,059
BCLDB

Alberta Liquor Industry

Sales in Dollars, Fiscal year 2014-15
Spirits  $744,795,000
Wine  $565,672,000
Coolers/Ciders  $126,523,000
Beer  $1,103,274,000
Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission

BC Hotel Industry

Victoria's 2nd quarter saw the highest June occupancy in 20 years
Occupancy +4.3% 
ADR +7%      RevPAR +15.1%
June 2015 Victoria Tourism Bulletin, Chemistry Consulting
Provincial Occupancy 77.4%  +4.6%
Average Daily Room Rate  $169  +13.8%
International Overnight Arrivals  607,120  +9.5%
US Overnight Arrivals  405,015  +13.2%
Destination BC Provincial Tourism Indicators - August 2015

Alberta Hotel Industry

June 2015 - Calgary
Occupancy  69.5% -6.4%  
ADR  $173.64  -5.0%
RevPAR  $120.67  -13%
Canadian Lodging Outlook, STR & HVS

May 2015

BC Hotel Industry

Occupancy  68.7%  +1.0%
ADR  $150  +7.0%
International Arrivals Overnight  456,178  +8.3%
US Arrivals Overnight  290,412  +9.3%
US Arrivals Total  485,436  +9.7%
Destination BC Tourism Indicators

Alberta Liquor Industry

Retail liquor stores                          1,368
Off-sales (hotel/manufacturer/other)  459
General merchandise liquor stores        91
Other liquor retailers                          106
Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission

Sales by Volume (l) / Dollars (thousands)
Fiscal yr 2014-15
Beer  2,817,285,000  $1,103,274
Spirits   275,819,000  $744,795
Wine     436,077,000  $565,672
Ref Beverages  273,018,000  $126,523
Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission

aPRIL 2015

Alberta Hotel Industry

Occupancy  58.6%  -9.0%  Resorts 48.9%  +2.7%
ADR  $141.06  -0.9%    Resorts  $170.91  +4.8%
RevPAR  $82.69  Resorts $83.51
Alberta Tourism Market Monitor/ PKF Consulting

BC Liquor Industry

Sales by Volume (Litres) 4/1/14 - 3/31/15
Beer: Hospitality  60,773,764  +0.4%
Spirits:  Hospitality  3,099,995  +1.6%
Wine:  Hospitality  8,714,768  +2.4%
Ref Beverages:  Hosp  2,667,536  +6.0%
BCLDB

Sales by Gross Dollars 4/1/14 - 3/31/15
Beer: Hospitality  $230,220,848  +1.9%
Spirits: Hospitality  $100,516,678  +2.7%
Wine: Hospitality  $147,493,298  +4.1%
Refreshment Beverages  $13,289,751  +7.1%
BCLDB

BC Hotel Industry

Occupancy  60.8%  +0.8%
ADR  $131.00  +4.0%
International Arrivals Overnight  266,770 +5.5%
US Arrivals Overnight  179,939  +9.7%
US Total  318,444,+10.0%
Destination BC Tourism Indicators
 

march 2015

Alberta Hotel Industry

Quarter 1 - 2015
Occupancy  58%  -6.8%  Resorts 47.4% +4.6%
ADR  $140.39 +0.5%  Resorts $178.81 +5.5%
RevPAR  $81.48  Resorts $84.80
Alberta Tourism Market Monitor, PKF Consulting

March 2015 vs. 2014 - Calgary
Occupancy  63.3%  4.0%
ADR  $155.71  -1.5%
RevPAR  $98.49  -7.4%
Cdn Lodging Outlook Quarter 1- STR & HVS

BC Hotel Industry

Occupancy Q1 2015
Total BC 57.1%  +3.3%
ADR  $136  +4.9%
International Arrivals Q1 2015
Int'l Overnight  716,996  +8.4%
US Total  812,377  +9.3%
US Overnight  466,413  +8.8%
Europe  59,690  +5.8%
Asia/Pacific  166,863  +6.8%
Destination British Columbia
March 2015 vs. 2014 - Vancouver
Occupancy  67%  +4.0%
ADR  $138.16  +5.3%
RevPAR  $92.51  +12%
Cdn Lodging Outlook Quarter 1 - STR & HVS

Alberta Liquor Industry

Liquor Sales by Volume - 2013-2014 vs. 2012-2013
Spirits   -0.5%
Wine  +3.5%
Coolers/Cider  +20.4%
Beer  +1.1%
Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission

BC Liquor Industry

Product Category Sales by Customer Type
Total BC Market April 1, 2014 - March 31, 2015
Beer:    BCLS $327,996,242  29.3% marketshare  -0.5%
            LRS $495,066,189  44.2% mksh  +2.9%
            Hospitality  $230,220,848  20.6% mksh  +1.9%
            Other  $65,872,595  5.9% mksh
Spirits: BCLS  $366,903,053  47.4% mksh  +0.9%
            LRS $268,010,532  34.6% mksh  +4.7%
            Hospitality  $100,516,678  13.0% mksh  +2.7%
            Other  $38,390,394  5.0% mksh
Wine:   BCLS  $465,066,106  45.3% mksh  +3.2%
            LRS  $236,288,014  23.0% mksh  +7.7%
            Hospitality  $147,493,298  14.4% mksh  +4.1%
            Other  $177,791,663  17.3% mksh
Refreshment Bev: BCLS  $52,050,445  30.5% mksh  +11.8%
            LRS $93,490,157  54.9% mksh  +18.1%
            Hospitality  $13,289,751  7.8% mksh  +7.1%  
            Other  $11,550,040  6.8% mksh
Volume Litre Sales, Total BC Market April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015
Beer:    BCLS  80,043,570  +0.2%
            LRS  122,266,663  +4.0%
            Hospitality  60,773,764  +0.4%
            Other  16,091,600  +7.8%
Spirits: BCLS  11,291,281  -0.6%
            LRS  8,580,279  +4.0%
            Hospitality  3,099,995  +1.6%
            Other  1,523,737  +1.3%
Wine:   BCLS  32,961,799  +1.9%
            LRS  18,075,492  +6.0%
            Hospitality  8,714,768  +2.4%
            Other  8,561,991  +9.4%
Refreshment Beverage:
            BCLS  10,907,084  +7.2%
            LRS  19,178,727  +13.9%
            Hospitality  2,667,536  +6.0%
            Other  2,366,933  14.9%
Source:  BC Liquor Distribution Board

February 2015

Alberta Liquor Industry

As of December 31, 2014:
Retail liquor stores:  1,361
Off-sales (hotel/manufacturer/other)  458
General merchandise liquor stores  91
Other liquor retailers (commercial caterers, delivery service, etc.)  106
AGLC Quick Facts - Liquor  February 2015

Sales by Volume in hectolitres (hl = 100 l) at March 31, 2014
Spirits:  270,242 hl
Wine:  402,732 hl
Coolers/Ciders:  239,205 hl
Beer:  2,772,402 hl
Source:  AGLC Quick Facts - Liquor  February 2015

83% of Albertans are satisfied with the conduct of Alberta's liquor business.
Source: AGLC Survey of Albertans 2014

Alberta Hotel Industry

February 2015, vs. February 2014, excluding resorts
Occupancy  60.0%  -6.0%
Average Daily Rate  $140.35  0% change
RevPAR  $84.22  -9.1%

February 2015, vs. February 2014, Resorts only
Occupancy  53.3%  +7.8%
Average Daily Rate  $177.86  +1.3%
RevPAR  $94.88  +18.6%
Source: PKF Trends, PKF Consulting Inc.

BC Hotel Industry

February 2015, vs. February 2014
Occupancy  59.3%  +4.0%
Average Daily Rate  $138.33  +5.3%
RevPAR  $82.09  +12.9%
Source: PKF Trends, PKF Consulting Inc.

JANUARY 2015

BC Hotel Industry

Victoria - Jan 2015 vs Jan 2014
Occupancy +5.5%
Average Daily Rate $103.57 +8.0%
RevPAR  $45.91 +5.5%
Chemistry Consulting Group

December 2014

Alberta Liquor Industry

Liquor Products Available
Spirits            3,716
Wine            12,321
Coolers/Cider    369
Beer              2,356
Source: Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission

BC Liquor Industry

Highlights by Category - Retail Dollars Q-3 2014 vs. Q-3 2013
Breweries with Anuual Production up to 15,000HL - Draft (Domestic) +40.6%
Breweries with Annual Production up to 15,000HL - Packaged (Domestic) +57.9%
Cider - Domestic  +7.2%   Imported  +18.8%
Red Table Wine - Domestic +7.1%  Imported +2.2%
Rose Table Wine - Domestic +2.9%  Imported +12.1%
White Table Wine - Domestic +4.8%  Imported +6.4%
Sparkling Wine - Domestic +18.6%  Imporated +20.1%
Source: BC Liquor Distribution Branch Quarterly Market Review Dec. 2014
   
Total Market Sales in Litres, 2014
Beer:   282,768,564  +3.7% over 2013
Spirits: 24,748,598  +2.7% over 2013
Wine:  68,903,910  +5.7% over 2013
Refreshment Bev: 34,726,389  +12.1% over 2013
Source:  BC Liquor Distribution Branch Quarterly Market Review Dec. 2014
   
Total Market Sales in Retail Dollars (000's) 2014
Beer:  $1,130,746  +2.2% over 2014
Spirits:  $779,611  +3.5% over 2013
Wine:  $1,034,748  +7.0% over 2013
Refreshment Bev:  $167,841  +15.8% over 2013
Source: BC Liquor Distribution Branch Quarterly Market Review Dec. 2014

Alberta Hotel Industry

Total Alberta rates for 2014:
Occupancy (excluding resorts)  67.8% -0.3%
Average Daily Room Rate (excluding resorts)  $142.98  +3.5%
Occupancy - Resorts  60.1%  +3.0%
Average Daily Room Rate - Resorts  $214.70  +6.0%
Source:  Alberta Tourism Market Monitor, February 2015
December Occupancy for Calgary: 52.8%, down 1.8% from 2013
Average Daily Room Rate: $148.00, down 0.1%
December Year-to-date Occupancy, Calgary: 69.5%, down 3.4%
Average Daily Room Rate: $164.52, up 1.7%
Source: HVS Canadian Lodging Outlook, 4th Quarter 2014

BC Hotel Industry

December Occupancy for Vancouver: 54.4%, up 2.2% over 2013
Average Daily Room Rate: $126.61, up 5.3%
December Year-to-date Occupancy, Vancouver: 71.4%, up 3.1%
Average Daily Room Rate: $147.64, up 5.3%
Source: HVS Canadian Lodging Outlook, 4th Quarter 2014

OCTOBER 2014

In October, Canada welcomed 1.3 million international visitors, up 9% over October 2013. Year-to-date October 2014, shows a 3% increase over 2013. Overseas markets enticed 15% more visitors.
Source: Tourism Snapshot, CTC Research

BC Hotel Industry

October Occupancy 62.0%, 3.4% increase over 2013
Average Daily Rate  $126.00, 2.7% increase 
Source: PKF Consulting Inc. with reproductions and use of information subject to PKF Disclaimer and Restrictions as detailed at www.pkfcanada.com

Alberta Hotel Industry

October Occupancy 71.9%, 1.3% decrease from 2013
Average Daily Rate  $146.18, 4.1% increase
Source: PKF Consulting Inc. with reproductions and use of information subject to PKF Disclaimer and Restrictions as detailed at www.pkfcanada.com

BC Liquor Industry

Sales from restaurants and bars grew 7.6% year-to-date as at September 2014.
Source: Statistics Canada, Central Credit Union
 
Product Category Sales by Customer Type
Gross Sales YTD April 1 - January 3
Beer:   GLS $265,385,975  +1.7%, 29.5% marketshare
            LRS $402,170,960  +3.9%, 44.6% marketshare
            Licensee $179,715,627  +4.5%, 19.9% marketshare
Spirits: GLS $293,898,687  +3.3%, 47.6% marketshare
            LRS $214,323,069  +5.7%, 34.7% marketshare
            Licensee $78,357,326  +4.5%, 12.7% marketshare
Wine:  GLS $367,156,995  +5.6%, 44.8% marketshare
            LRS $188,281,550  +9.7%, 23.0% marketshare
            Licensee $116,405,091  +6.1%, 14.2% marketshare
Refreshment Bev: GLS $43,699,539  +13.9%, 30.7% mktshare
            LRS $78,006,045  +19.1%, 54.9% marketshare
            Licensee $10,632,935  +8.9%, 7.5% marketshare  
Source:  BC Liquor Distribution Board

Alberta Liquor Stores

Sales Volume by Cases Sold:         2013: 16.5 million     2014: 17.5 million     6.5% increase
Cases Received into Connect:        2013: 17.2 million    2014: 18.8 million      8.8% Increase
Top 5 Cities for sales:  1. Calgary  2. Edmonton  3. Sherwood Park     4. Grande Prairie  5. Red Deer
Source: Connect Logistics

September 2014

Alberta Hotels

In the last 12 months, Alberta has seen a 1.9% increase in the hotel room supply, well above the national average of 0.4%. About 2,000 new guestrooms have opened, and the average property size is 116 rooms. Limited-service hotels account for 73%. Extended stay hotels are gaining at 22%. 97% of these new rooms are branded.
Source: HVS Canada, STR Inc.
September Occupancy 73.8%, 0.9% decrease from 2013 
Source: PKF Consulting Inc. with reproduction and use of information subject to PKF Disclaimer and Restrictions as detailed at www.pkfcanada.com

BC Hotels

Overseas markets built off the summer surge with a fourth consecutive month of double-digit growth in September.
Source: Canadian Tourism Commission

Occupancy 73.7%, 0.8% increase over 2013
Source: PKF Consulting Inc. with reproductions and use of information subject to PKF Disclaimer and Restrictions as detailed at www.pkfcanada.com

Western Canada Hotel Outlook

2015 Projections
Calgary - Occupancy 69%, ADR $172, RevPAR $119
Edmonton - Occupancy 69%, ADR $139, RevPAR $95
Vancouver - Occupancy 72%, ADR $149, RevPAR $107
PKF Consulting

BC Foodservice Industry

Restaurants Canada forecasts BC’s foodservice industry to lead the country with a 7.5% jump in total sales to $8.9 billion - the best sales growth in well over a decade.

BC Liquor Industry

Total Market Sales in Litres: 12 months ending in September 14
Beer:   280,812,778, -0.1% from 2013
Coolers & Ciders:  34,409,189, +7.0% over 2013
Spirits: 24,638,313, -0.01% from 2013
Wine:  68,165,782, +2.26% over 2013
Total Market Sales in Retail Dollars (000s): 12 months ending in Sept 2014
Beer:  $1,121,983,  -0.9% from 2013
Coolers & Ciders:  $165,567, +11.4% over 2013
Spirits:  $772,083, +0.86% over 2013
Wine:  $1,016,655, +4.01% over 2013
Quarterly Market Review  September 2014 BCLDB

August 2014

BC Liquor Industry

Product Category Sales by Customer Type
Gross Sales YTD April 1 - August 30
Beer:   GLS $155,758,371  +3.7%, 29% marketshare
            LRS $246,534,244 +6.0%, 45.8% marketshare
            Licensee $102,003,733  +6.7%, 19.0% marketshare
Spirits: GLS $147,013,804  +5%, 46.3% marketshare
            LRS $110,067,379  +7%, 34.7% marketshare
            Licensee $43,199,261  +7.2%, 13.6% marketshare
Wine:  GLS $185,651,253  +8.5%, 43.9% marketshare
            LRS $98,150,011  +12.8%, 23.2% marketshare
            Licensee $62,720,803  +7.1%, 14.8% marketshare
Refreshment Bev: GLS $29,209,181  +19.4%, 30.4% mktshare
            LRS $53,268,869  +23.1%, 55.5% marketshare
            Licensee $6,615,050  +14.1%, 6.9% marketshare  

Total Market Share: Current Quarter by Volume (Litres)
Beer 69%; Wine 15%; Coolers 6%; Spirits 5%; Cider 5%

Total Market Share: Current Quarter by Retail Dollars
Beer 38%; Wine 32%;  Spirits 23%; Coolers 4%; Cider 3%
BC Liquor Distribution Board

Western Canada Hotel Industry

Regional RevPAR Growth in 2014: Western Canada +4.5%
For 2015, RevPAR growth is projected to be +3.8%
Regional ANOI (Adjusted Net Operating Income per Available Room) Growth in 2014: Western Canada +7.1%  
For 2015, ANOI growth is projected to be 5.4%
Regional Travel Growth in 2014: Western Canada +2.8%
For 2015, regional travel growth is projected at 3.1%
PKF Consulting

Alberta Hotels

Calgary:  Occupancy Rate 79.5%  -3% from  Aug 2013
Average Daily Room Rate  $150.37  +0.4% over Aug 2013
RevPAR  $119.61  -3.2% from Aug 2013
Room Supply % change  +6.1% from Aug 2013
Room Demand % change  +2.3% from Aug 2013
Canadian Lodging Outlook, HVS

BC Hotels

Vancouver:  Occupancy Rate  91.0%  +2.2% over Aug 2013
Average Daily Room Rate  $174.37  +10.8% over  Aug 2013
RevPAR  $158.75  +13.6% over Aug 2013
Room Supply % change  -0.7% from Aug 2013
Room Demand % change  +4.2% from Aug 2013
Canadian Lodging Outlook, HVS

july 2014

BC Hotels

July was the strongest month for Victoria hotels in a decade, posting an average occupancy rate of 87% during the month, well up from the annual average this year of 65.5%. Victoria hotels also achieved RevPAR of $143.40, up from $124 a year earlier.
Chemistry Consulting Group

JUNE 2014

Alberta Hotels

Total Alberta without resorts
Occupancy  67.1%, 3.2% increase over June 2013
Average Daily Room Rate - $130.42, up 2.6% over June 2013

Resorts only
Occupancy  75.9%, 11.1% increase from 2013
Average Daily Room Rate - $241.20, up 7.1% over June 2013
PKF Consulting Inc.

Calgary:  Occupancy Rate 67.7%  -2.7% from 2013
Average Daily Room Rate  $164.59  +2.9% over 2013
REVPAR  $111.46  -1.0% from 2013
Room Supply % change  +4.9% from 2013
Room Demand % change  +0.9% from 2013
Canadian Lodging Outlook, HVS

BC Hotels

Occupancy - June 2014  73.2%, 1.8% increase over June 2013
Year-to-date occupancy 60.6%, +3.3% over 2013 year-to-date
Average Daily Room Rate - June 2014  $149 +4.6% over June 2013
Year-to-date ADR  $135  +4.5% over 2013 year-to-date
PKF Consulting Inc.

Vancouver:  Occupancy Rate  68.2%  +4.5% over 2013
Average Daily Room Rate  $141.96  +5.5% over 2013
REVPAR  $96.79  +12.8% over 2013
Room Supply % change  -0.2% from 2013
Room Demand % change  +6.8% from 2013
Canadian Lodging Outlook, HVS

BC Liquor Industry

Restaurant Receipts - total dollars spent on food services and drinking places in BC:
June  $751 million, up 4.3% from June 2013
Year-to-date  $4,219 million, up 7.7% from 2013 year-to-date
Statistics Canada

Total Market Sales in Litres: 12 months ending in June 2014
Beer:  280,832,373   +3.6% from 2013
Coolers & Ciders:  33,467,572  +16.9% over 2013
Spirits:  24,638,902  +1.8% over 2013
Wine:  67,667,108  +6.0% over 2013
Total Liquor Market:  406,605,9555  +4.9% over 2013

Total Market Sales in Retail Dollars (000s): 12 months ending in June 2014
Beer:  $1,124,928  +0.5% from 2013
Coolers & Ciders:  $47,524  +17.1% from 2013
Spirits:  $770,411  +0.8% over 2013
Wine:  $1,003,050  +5.1% over 2013
BCLDB Quarterly Market Review June 2014

Product Category Sales by Customer Type
Gross Sales YTD April 1 - June 28
Beer: LRS $135,183,304, +9.8%, 46% marketshare
     Licensee $58,091,778  +9.4%, 19.7% marketshare
Spirits: LRS $63,514,972  +10.8%, 35.2% marketshare
     Licensee $24,921,616  +11.7%, 13.8% marketshare
Wine: LRS $57,069,984  +17.3%, 24.4% marketshare
     Licensee $35,844,338  +10.2%, 15.3% marketshare
Refreshment Bev: LRS $26,972,005  +31.6%, 56.9% marketshare
     Licensee $3,564,344  +19.6%, 7.5% marketshare    

Product Category Sales by Customer Type
Volume Litre Sales, YTD April 1 - June 28
Beer: LRS 33,683,374  +13.2%, 45.5% marketshare
     Licensee 15,439,378  +8.4%, 20.8% marketshare
Spirits: LRS 2,053,074  +9.9%, 35.4% marketshare
     Licensee 773,580  +10.4%, 13.3% marketshare
Wine: LRS 4,439,246  +16.4%, 27.4% marketshare
     Licensee 2,175,519  +9.4%, 13.4% marketshare
Refreshment Bev: LRS 5,576,380  +25.5%, 56.5% marketshare
     Licensee 717,372  +18.0%, 7.3% marketshare
BCLDB

MAY 2014

Alberta Hotels

Alberta Resorts  - Occupancy  61%  +5.9% over 2013, Average Daily Rate  $188.85
Total Alberta (excluding resorts) - Occupancy  68.8%  +1.6% over 2013, Average Daily Rate  $141.46
Historic Sites and Museum Visits - 77,500  +3.8% over 2013
Alberta Tourism Market Monitor

BC Hotels

Occupancy  68.2%  +4.8% over 2013
Average Daily Room Rate  $141  +7.5% over 2013

International Visitor Arrivals
US Total                           442,525  +7.8% over 2013
US Overnight                    290,192  +8.8%
Europe                               45,227  +5.4% 
Asia/Pacific                       99,173  +16.2%
International Overnight  445,933  +10.4%
Destination BC

BC Liquor Industry

Changes to the Liquor Control and Licensing Act

A number of changes to the Act took effect on May 29, 2014, when the bill received Royal Assent. However, the majority of changes will not come into effect until the regulations are drafted.

The following changes took effect upon Royal Assent:

- Licensee retail stores, wine stores, liquor primary and food primary establishments may store liquor off-site, and the process for manufacturers to store liquor off-site has been streamlined.

- Government has reduced the number of occurrences whereby people are required to have a grain alcohol permit before buying ethyl alcohol for non-beverage use.

The following changes will require regulations before coming into force:

- Allowing liquor sales in grocery stores.

- Allowing happy hours, provided prices do not go below a prescribed minimum price.

- Permitting sales of wine, beer and spirits at off-site retail locations such as farmers’ markets.

- Allowing patrons to buy bottles of liquor to take home that are showcased at festivals or competitions.

- Streamlining the process for facilities such as ski hills and golf courses to temporarily extend their licensed area to another part of the property (e.g., a patio near a ski-hill gondola lift or a temporary patio near a golf clubhouse).

- Allowing wineries, breweries and distilleries to set up low-risk tasting venues at their manufacturing site for on-premise consumption without having to apply.

- Permitting wineries, breweries and distilleries to offer patrons liquor products that they did not produce.

- Expanding Serving It Right (SIR) so that sales and service staff in restaurants, wine stores, Rural Agency Stores and BC Liquor Stores must obtain certification and recertify after a period of time.

- Allowing hosts to serve UBrew/UVin or homemade beer at family Special Occasion Licence events.

- Allowing the LCLB to require that all licensed establishments and liquor stores post social responsibility public education materials, and that the LCLB work with industry on the development of these.

- Providing authority for the LCLB General Manager to consider how different types of penalties may impact a licensee and staff.

- Improving the licence transfer process so that a buyer can operate an establishment while the licence transfer is going through, and be responsible for any contraventions that happen during this time.

- Giving inspectors the authority to ask patrons and staff for identification.

- Giving police and liquor inspectors the ability to cancel a Special Occasion Licence if they have concerns about public safety.

The following does not require its own regulation, but will be brought into force when sec. 38 of the LCLA is brought into force:

- Allowing individual establishments to transfer small amounts of liquor between locations. 

april 2014

The Conference Board of Canada projects overnight visits across the country to increase 2.2% and 2.7% in 2014 and 2015, which is stronger than the 1.4% growth rate sustained in 2013.    Canadian Lodging Outlook, HVS Canada

Alberta Hotels

Calgary - Recent & Projected Hotel Performance
Year     Occupancy     Average Rate     RevPAR     % Change
2013         73%               $162               $118             7.2%
2014f        73%               $167               $122             3.0%
2015f        70%               $172               $121            -1.2%

Calgary is the hub for the corporate activity supporting the intensive investment into Alberta's energy sector, which has caused the city to experience extraordinary RevPAR growth in recent years.
Canadian Lodging Outlook, HVS Canada

The accommodation sector in Alberta achieves the highest Adjusted Net Operating Income (ANOI) Per Available Room results in Canada. PKF Consulting forecast that the 2013 ANOI per available room increased by almost 12% to $18,700, and for 2014 the projection is a 7% increase to $20,000, far exceeding the national projection of $9,800.
PKF Consulting

April 2014 - Occupancy (excluding resorts) 67.2%, 1.2% decrease from April 2013
Average Daily Rate - $142.06, 3.1% increase over 2013
PKF Consulting

BC Hotels

April 2014 - Occupancy 60.3%, 3.9% increase over April 2013
Average Daily Rate - $127, 5.6% increase over 2013 
PKF Consulting

Year-to-date figures to April show that US visitor arrivals are up 2.5%, Europe is up 4.7%, and Asia/Pacific is up 8.3%.
Destination BC

Downtown Vancouver - Recent & Projected Hotel Performance
Year     Occupancy     Average Rate     RevPAR     % Change
2013         71%               $169               $120             2.1%
2014f        72%               $173               $125             4.6%
2015f        74%               $177               $132             5.3%

The Vancouver convention market is expected to improve considerably in 2014 and 2015 relative to the low level of activity recorded in 2013. Moreover, the outlook for the cruise market in Vancouver is also healthy. In 2013 alone, both the number of sailings and the total passenger-volume increased over 20%.
Canadian Lodging Outlook, HVS Canada

March 2014

BC Hotels

1st Quarter, 2014 - Occupancy 53.7%, 2.8% increase over 1st quarter, 2013
Average Daily Rate $133.80, 3.1% increase over 2013
RevPAR $71.86, 8.9% increase over 2013
Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

Alberta Hotels

1st Quarter, 2014 - Occupancy 62.3%, 0.8% increase over 1st quarter, 2013
Average Daily Rate $140.92, 3.0% increase over 2013
RevPAR $87.77, 4.3% increase over 2013
Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

BC Liquor Industry

Product Category Sales by Customer Type - Gross Sales YTD March 31
Beer: LRS $480,977,283, -3.2%, 43.8%% marketshare   Licensee $225,568,119, -0.4%, 20.5% marketshare
Spirits: LRS $255,950,789, -0.9%, 34.0% marketshare     Licensee $97,849,854, -1.5%, 13% marketshare 
Wine: LRS $219,023,290, +3.6%, 22.6% marketshare     Licensee $141,383,627, +2.8%, 14.6% marketshare
Refreshment Bev: LRS $79,023,344, +14.2%, 53.6% mktsh   Licensee $12,366.241, +9.1%, 8.4% mktsh

Product Category Sales by Customer Type - Volume Litre Sales YTD March 31
Beer: LRS 117,446,140, +0.6%, 43.1% marketshare   Licensee 60,429,120, +0.6%, 22.2% marketshare
Spirits: LRS 8,253,615, +0.7%, 34.1% marketshare     Licensee 3,050,190, +0.1%, 12.6% marketshare 
Wine: LRS 17,041,216, +5.1%, 26.0% marketshare     Licensee 8,495,292, +3.7%, 12.9% marketshare
Refreshment Bev: LRS 16.815,538, +16.9%, 53.4% mktsh   Licensee 2,508,869, +11.3%, 8.0% mktsh
BCLDB

february 2014

Alberta's Employment

February 2014, % change vs. February 2013
Accommodation and Food Services   148,900  +14.9%
Statistics Canada

BC & Alberta Business

Business confidence in BC has been higher than the Canadian average for several months. Both BC and Alberta business owners continue to be among the most confident when compared with other provinces.
Canadian Federation of Independent Business

January 2014

BC's Pubs and Bars

Sales at food services and drinking places jumped 10% in BC, increasing from $658 million to $724 million between January 2013 and January 2014. That's more than double the national average increase of 4.7% during the same period.
Statistics Canada

BC's International Arrivals

January 2014, % change vs. January 2013
China        16,459  +74.2% (Chinese New Year fell in Feb, 2013)
Hong Kong  6,086  +63.9%
Taiwan        2,073  +50.2%
Mexico        4,353  +32.5%
India           2,485  +30.7%
Source: Destination British Columbia

Alberta's Air Passengers

January 2014, % change vs. January 2013
Edmonton International Airport  583,900  +4.8%
Calgary International Airport   1,163,300  +6.5%
Edmonton International Airport, Calgary International Airport

December 2013

Tourism Review

Overnight Trips to Canada, 2013 vs. 2012
US             748,182    -1.3%
UK               44,209    -2.0%
France         30,430    +6.2%
Germany     14,472    +7.4%
Australia      23,927    +2.6%
Japan          13,177    +1.5%
South Korea  9,816     -6.5%
Mexico         12,038  +12.7%
Brazil             9,050    -1.0%
China           23,562 +23.8%
India            10,942   +9.2%

Total       1,065,751  +0.3%

Source: Statistics Canada, International Travel Survey
Note: Statistics Canada preliminary estimates. 

Alberta Hotels

Hotel Value Forecast for 2014 - 2016
Calgary - 2014 - $217,500 +6.67%
     2015 - $220,700 +1.47% 2016 - $225,200 +2.04%
Edmonton - 2014 - $162,900 +6.75%
     2015 - $169,800 +4.24% 2016 - $185,600 +9.31%
Source: HVS 2013 Canadian Hotel Valuation Index Report

Yearly Comparison 2013 vs. 2012
2013 - Occupancy 66.9%, 2.4% increase over 2012
Average Daily Rate $144.62, 3.7% increase over 2012
RevPAR $96.73, 7.6% increase over 2013
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

BC Hotels

Hotel Value Forecast for 2014-2016
Vancouver Airport - 2014 - $115,500 +7.84%
     2015 - $121,000 +4.76% 2016 - $125,400 +3.64%
Vancouver Downtown - 2014 $175,700 +3.23%
     2015 - $181,400 +3.24% 2016 - $193,300 +6.56%
Victoria - 2014 - $102,200 +9.07%
     2015 - $107,800 +5.48% 2016 - $113,500 +2.91%
Source: HVS 2013 Canadian Hotel Valuation Index Report

Yearly Comparison 2013 vs. 2012
2013 - Occupancy 61.8%, 1.4% increase over 2012
Average Daily Rate $138.49, 2.8% increase over 2012
RevPAR $85.52, 5.1% increase over 2013
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

BC Liquor Industry

Sales in Retail Dollars (000s) 2013 vs 2012
Beer - Domestic $889,976 -1.1%, Import $215,569 -0.1%
Coolers/Ciders - Dom $109,377 +3.4%, Import $35,487 +47.9%
Spirits - Domestic $363,476 -3.5%, Import $389,519 -0.1%
Wine - Domestic $428,562 +4.6%, Import $535,249 +0.9%

Sales in Litres - 2013 vs 2012
Beer - Domestic 229,646,771 +1.7%, Import 42,774,781 -0.7%
Coolers/Ciders - Dom 24,674,233 +6.6%, Import 6,293,962 +57.9%
Spirits - Domestic 12,730,978 -1.4%, Import 11,371,044 -1.4%
Wine - Domestic  33,602,138 +6.3%, Import 31,472,405 +0.8% 
Source: BCLDB Quarterly Market Review December 2013

Product Category Sales & Marketshare - Apr 1 - Dec 28, 2013
Beer - LRS $385,730,393 44.5%; Licensee $170,918,259 19.7%
Refr Bev - LRS $65,427,540 53.7%; Licensee $9,708,870 9.2%
Spirits - LRS $202,689,324 34.3%; Licensee $75,000,474 12.7%
Wine - LRS $169,076,376 22.4%; Licensee $107,175,292 14.2%
Sales by Volume & Change Apr 1 - Dec 28, 2013
Beer - LRS 93,809,538L +0.8%; Licensee 45,711,126L 0% 
Refr Bev - LRS 13,997,536L +17.1%; Licensee 1,974,293 +11.7%
Spirits - LRS 6,648,464 +0.3%; Licensee 2,344,716 -0.2%
Wine - LRS 13,212,387 +4.0%; Licensee 6,492,563 +1.4% 
Source: BCLDB Publican Report

Retail Dollar Sales 4th Quarter 2013 vs 4th Quarter Dec 2012
Spirits - Domestic:  Canadian Whisky -2.8%, Vodka - 5.1%,
Rum -2.1%, Liqueurs +14.9%, Gin -4.0%, Brandy -14%
Spirits - Imported: Scotch Whisky +1.9%, Vodka -2.7%
Rum +1.7%, Liqueurs -2.4%, Gin -0.6%, Brandy -0.5%
Wine - Domestic: Table Red +3.6%, Table Rose +3.1%, Table White +2.5%, Sparkling -4.3%,
Aperitif, Dessert & Fortified +1.2%
Wine - Imported: Table Red -0.5%, Table Rose  -2.6%,  Table White -0.6%, Sparkling +1.2%,
Aperitif, Dessert & Fortified -1.0% 
Source: BCLDB Quarterly Market Review December 2013

November 2013

Alberta Hotels

November 2013 - Occupancy 68.6%, 3.8% increase over Nov. 2012
Average Daily Rate $141.74, 5.0% increase over Nov. 2012
RevPAR $97.19, 11.0% increase over Nov. 2012
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

BC Hotels

November 2013 - Occupancy 51.1%, 2.1% increase over Nov. 2012
Average Daily Rate $121.65, 3.8% increase over Nov. 2012
RevPAR $62.14, 8.1% increase over Nov. 2012
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS 

OCTOBER 2013

Alberta Hotels

October 2013 - Occupancy 68.1%, 2.3% increase over 2012
Average Daily Rate $144.99, 3.4% increase over 2012
RevPAR $98.77, 7.1% increase over 2012
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

BC Hotels

October 2013 - Occupancy 64.4%, 1.1% increase over 2012
Average Daily Rate $139.53, 2.5% increase over 2012
RevPAR $89.87, 4.4% increase over 2012
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS 

BC Liquor Industry

Sales in Retail Dollars (000's) Third Quarter
Beer - Domestic $262.275 -2.2%, Import $65,265 -2.9%
Coolers/Ciders - Domestic $40,045 +2.3%, Import $14,874 +76.3%
Spirits - Domestic $93,409 -6.9%, Import $99,394 -1.8%
Wine - Domestic $125,527 +0.3%, Import $127,885 +0.7%

Sales in Litres, Third Quarter
Beer - Domestic $68,241,952 +2.0%, Import $12,925,283 -3.4%
Coolers/Ciders - Dom $9,067,782 +6.5%, Import 2,681,511 +91.8%
Spirits - Domestic $3,307,206 -4.5%, Import $2,961,047 -1.1%
Wine - Domestic  $9,332,000 +4.0%, Import 7,662,644 +0.7%
Source: BCLDB Quarterly Market Review September 2013

September 2013

BC Liquor Industry

Domestic  beer is trending well: Breweries with annual production up to 15,000HL shows draft sales up 25.8% and packaged sales up 36.3%. This surge of interest in craft beer has taken its toll on imported beer, with sales of US beer down 8.62% and Netherlands down 9.1%. Beer from Mexico, Belgium, Germany, and Ireland also fell up to 3.0%.

The interest in ciders grew over the hot summer months, with domestic ciders up 6.95% and imported ciders up 26.2%. Wine cooler sales dropped, with domestic wine coolers down 24.9% and imported wine coolers down 4.4%.

Sales of domestic rose table wine rose 9.5% and domestic sparkling wine rose 8.2%. Imported rose table wine increased 7.4% and imported sparkling rose 9.8%. 
Source: BCLDB Quarterly Market Review September 2013

BC Hotels

September 2013 - Occupancy 65.0%, 1.1% increase over 2012
Average Daily Rate $140.88, 4% increase over 2012
RevPar $91.53, 4.4% increase over 2012
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

Alberta Hotels

September 2013 - Occupancy 67.9%, 2.3% increase over 2012
Average Daily Rate $145.45, 3.7% increase over 2012
RevPar $98.74, 6.9% increase over 2012
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

august 2013

Alberta Hotels

August 2013 - Occupancy 76.9%, 3.7% increase over 2012
Average Daily Rate $152.88,4% increase over 2012
RevPar $117.54, 9.2% increase over 2012
Source: Canadian Weekly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

BC Hotels

August 2013 - Occupancy 84.3%, 4.6% increase over 2012
Average Daily Rate $155.14, 4.9% increase over 2012
RevPar $130.86, 11% increase over 2012
Source: Canadian Weekly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

BC Liquor Industry

Product Category Sales by Customer Type in litres - YTD August 24
Refreshment Beverages: LRS 9,310,316, 54.5% marketshare     Licensee 1,168,587, 6.8% marketshare
Beer: LRS 56,406,359, 44.9% marketshare     Licensee 25,416,195, 20.2% marketshare
Spirits: LRS 3,342,802, 34.3% marketshare     Licensee 1,268,634, 13% marketshare
Wine: LRS 6,706,282, 25.8% marketshare     Licensee 3,449,528, 13.3% marketshare
Source: BCLDB

JULY 2013

Alberta Hotels

July 2013 - Occupancy 73.9%, 0.7% increase over July 2012
Average Daily Rate $159.99, 2.8% increase over July 2012
RevPar $118.16, 3.6% increase over July 2012
Source: Canadian Weekly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

BC Hotels

July 2013 - Occupancy 77.9%, 3.1% increase over July 2012
Average Daily Rate $150.95, 2.3% increase over July 2012
RevPar $117.59, 6.6% increase over July 2012
Source: Canadian Weekly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

june 2013

BC Hotels

June Occupancy 73.1%, 6.2% increase over 2012
Average Daily Rate $146.19, 5.8% increase over 2012
RevPar $106.89, 15.6% increase over 2012
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook June 2013

Alberta Hotels

June Occupancy 69.6%, 0.3% decrease from 2012
Average Daily Rate $150.63, 2.2% increase over 2012
RevPar $104.84, 1.8% increase over 2012
Source:  Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook June 2013

BC Liquor Industry

Domestic Beer Market Sales in litres 12 months ending in June
Breweries 15,000-160,000HL/yr: Draft +14.9%, Packaged +8.8%
Breweries 15,000HL or less/yr: Draft +22.2%, Packaged +54.5%
Gross Liquor Sales - Total BC Market 12 months ending in June
Beer    $1,118,913  +1.1%   Coolers & Ciders:  $135,377 +8.0%
Spirits:  $764,619  -0.6%   Wine:  $951,201  +3.3%   
Source: BCLDB Quarterly Market Review June 2013 

MAY 2013

Alberta Hotels

May Occupancy 66.0%, 1.6% increase over May 2012
Average Daily Rate $141.14, 3.6% increase over May 2012
RevPar $93.18, 6.2% increase over 2012
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

BC Hotels

May Occupancy 64.8%, -0.7% from May 2012
Average Daily Rate $135.51, -2.3% from May 2012
RevPar $87.75, -3.5% from May 2012
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

april 2013

BC Hotels

Mining and forestry activities in northern and central BC increased in 2012, continuing into 2013, boosting the accommodation sector.  Source: PKF Consulting Inc.
Occupancy  57.1%, 1.3% decrease from 2012
Average Daily Rate $123.33, 3.4% decrease from 2012
RevPar $70.43, 5.6% decrease from 2012
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

Alberta Hotels

Occupancy 64.7%, 4.7% increase from 2012
Average Daily Rate $139.06, 5.2% increase from 2012
RevPar $89.94, 13.5% increase over 2012
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

BC Liquor Industry

On a rolling 12 month basis ending April 30, total market sales are up 2.0%  and total volume is up 1.0% over the same period last year. Sales for domestic wine have risen 3.9%, import wine has grown 5.3%, and spirits have risen 1.9%. Highlights in the wine category include New Zealand trending up 19%, France at a healthy 10% over last year, and the US showing outstanding growth at 14%. In the Spirits category, Tequila, single malt Scotch and American Whisky show above average growth.

Beer - Commercial Brewery Domestic Packaged (1.7)%, Domestic Draft (6.6)%, Import Packaged (2.0)%, Import Draft 6.6%, Cottage Brewery 29.2%, Total Beer Market 0.4%
Refreshment Beverages - Cider 13.7%, Coolers (0.2)%, Total Refreshment Market 5.6%
Source: BC LDB

March 2013

BC Liquor Industry

Bar patrons in BC spend more than anyone else in the country - $122.53 in sales per person in 2012.
Source: Statistics Canada 

Liquor Sales First Quarter 2013 vs. First Quarter 2012 
Domestic Beer  - Breweries with up to 15,000HL - Draft  +28.98%, Packaged  +55.6%
Domestic Wine - Rose +12.9%, White +10.2%, Sparkling +39.7%
Imported Wine - Rose +8.7%, White +6.4%, Sparkling +34.4%
Domestic Cider +14.2%      Imported Cider +15.5%
Imported Coolers: Spirit-based +23.7%  Beer-based +28,612.1%
(due to new entrants into the market)
Source: BC LDB Quarterly Market Review March 2013

Alberta Hotels

RevPAR Growth Outlook for 2013: Edmonton +6%, Calgary +3%
Strongest performing markets (>65% occupancy): Calgary, Edmonton
Source: PKF Consulting Inc.

2012 Air passenger volumes +6.4% Edmonton, + 6.4% Calgary
Attendance at Historic Sites & Museums +7.2%
Attendance in Banff National Park +3.5%; Jasper Nat'l Park +2.8%
Source: Travel Alberta, Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation

Occupancy 61.4% / 2.5% increase over 2012
Average Daily Rate $131.63 / 3.8% increase over 2012
RevPar $83.94 / 8.3% increase over 2012
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

BC Hotels

GDP Growth Outlook for 2013 for BC: 1.7%  to 2.7%
2012 Air passenger volumes for Vancouver +3.3% - Domestic +3.4%, Transborder +2.9%, Asia/Pacific +3.1%, Europe +5.1
Source: PKF Consulting Inc.

Key Indicators from Tourism BC: 2012 Overnight visitors: US +0.9%, Asia/Pacific +3.9%, Europe -2.5%
Source: Tourism BC

Occupancy 51.1% / 2.0% decrease from 2012
Average Daily Rate $129.62/ 1.0% increase over 2012
RevPar $66.27 / 2.7% decrease from 2012
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

FEBRUARY 2013

BC Hotels

Occupancy 52.8% / 1.1% decrease from 2012
Average Daily Rate $131.58 / 2.2% increase over 2012
RevPar $69.50 / 0.04% increase from 2012
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

Alberta Hotels

Occupancy 63.8% / 2.7% increase over 2012
Average Daily Rate $137.25 / 3.5% increase over 2012
RevPar $87.60 / 8.1% increase over 2012
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

BC Liquor Industry

Liquor Sales & Trends - Total BC Market
Gross Sales Year-to-date ending February 2013, Marketshare

Beer     LRS $454,839,856  +1.0%, 44.4% marketshare

           Licensee $203,273,462 -1.7%, 19.8% marketshare

Spirits   LRS  $235,469,148  +9.2%, 33.4% marketshare
            Licensee  $90,126,824  +0.2%, 12.8% marketshare
Wine    LRS  $190,694,535  +8.1%, 22.0% marketshare
            Licensee $124,627,209  -0.4%, 14.4% marketshare
Refreshment Beverage LRS $64,120,954 +8.1%, 52.6% mktsh
             Licensee $10,276,903  -0.4%, 8.4% marketshare
Source: BC LDB

January 2013

Alberta Hotels

Occupancy 54.2% / 2.8% increase over 2012
Average Daily Rate $135.12 / 4.9% increase over 2012 
RevPar $73.28/ 10.8% increase over 2012
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

2012 Alberta Hotel Sales
25 properties, consisting of 2,885 rooms
Total paid: $331,952,400  Price per room: $115,061
Source: 2012 Canadian Hotel Transaction Survey by HVS

BC Hotels

Occupancy 45.2% / 1.2% decrease from 2012
Average Daily Rate $130.82 / 2.9% decrease from 2012
RevPar $59.12 / 0.5% decrease from 2012
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

2012 Hotel Sales
10 properties, consisting of 1,037 rooms
Total paid: $115,052,071  Price per room: $110,947
Source: 2012 Canadian Hotel Transaction Survey by HVS

BC Liquor Industry

BC Market - Provincial Sales Growth by Category
% change, rolling 12 months ending February 23, 2013
Beer:  Domestic +0.2%, Import -1.5%
Wine:  Domestic +3.6%, Import +5.9%
Spirits: +2.3%
Cider: +13.7%
Coolers: +0.1%
Source: BC LDB

DECEMBER 2012

BC Liquor Industry

BC Market - % change current year vs. previous year
Spirits Sales - Domestic -1.72%, Import +3.13%, Total +0.48%
Wine Sales - Domestic +2.66%. Import +2.6%, Total +2.63%
Cider Sales - Domestic +12.49%, Import +7.41%, Total +7.41%
Beer coolers led growth domestically and internationally with a 31.8% increase in domestic coolers and a 3911.15% increase in imports.
Beer Sales - Domestic craft breweries continue to take marketshare from the large breweries:
Breweries with annual production over 15,000 HL:  Draft +15.88%, Packaged +10.72%
Breweries with annual production up to 15,000 HL: Draft +13.9%, Packaged +41.98%
Source: BC Liquor Distribution Board

BC Hotels

Occupancy 44.4% / 0.2% decrease from 2011
Average Daily Rate $133.90 / 1.2% increase from 2011
RevPar $59.40 / 0.5% increase from 2011
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

Alberta Hotels

Occupancy 50.3% / 0.8% increase over  December, 2011
Average Daily Rate $137.60 / 4.2% increase from December, 2011
RevPar $69.25 / 5.9% increase over December, 2011
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

Yearly Comparison 2012 vs 2011
Occupancy +3.7%
Average Daily Rate +5.4%
Traffic at Edmonton & Calgary International Airports +7%
Visitor attendance at historic sites and museums +7.2%
Employment in the accommodation, food & beverage sector +5.2%
Source: Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation

NOVEMBER 2012

BC Liquor Industry

BC Market April 1 - November 24, 2012
Beer Sales - LRS +0.3%  45% marketshare
Spirits Sales - LRS +4.9%  34.7% marketshare
Wine Sales - LRS +8.1%  22% marketshare
Refreshment Bev - LRS +7.3%  52.8% marketshare
Source: BC Liquor Distribution Board

Alberta Hotels

Occupancy 64.7% / 2.4% increase from 2011
Average Daily Rate $135.54 / 4.1% increase from 2011
RevPar $87.73 / 8.1% increase from 2011
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

BC Hotels

Occupancy 49.5% / 1.8% decrease from 2011
Average Daily Rate $117.63 / 3.1% decrease from 2011
RevPar $58.21 / 6.6% decrease from 2011
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

BC Tourism Indicators

- Inbound air passenger volumes up 3.7% (Oct YTD) to YVR, including Domestic (up 4.0%), Transborder (up 3.5%), Asia     Pacific (up 3.5%), and Europe (up 5.7%)
- Total US Overnight Visitor Arrivals to BC up 0.5% (Oct YTD)
- Other International Overnight Visitor Arrivals up 2.7% (Oct YTD)
- Food Services & Drinking Place Receipts up 2.7% (Oct YTD)
Source: Tourism BC, Ministry of Jobs, Tourism & Skills Training

OCTOber 2012

BC Hotels

Occupancy 58.4% / 2.0% increase over 2011
Average Daily Rate $125.57 / 3.1% increase over 2011
RevPar $73.31 / 6.8% increase over 2011
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

Alberta Hotels

Occupancy 66.8% / 3.4% increase from 2011
Average Daily Rate $136.17 / 4.7% increase from 2011
RevPar $91.02 / 10.3% increase from 2011
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

BC Liquor Industry

Drinking places sales (nationally)
August to September 2012  +1.3%
September 2011 to September 2012  +4.3%

Total food services and drinking places sales in BC
August to September  2012  +1.8%
September 2011 to September 2012  +4.2%
Source: The Daily, Friday, November 30, 2012 - Statistics Canada

September 2012

Alberta Hotels

Occupancy 72.4% / 2.6% increase over 2011
Average Daily Rate $139.93 / 4.3% increase over 2011
RevPar $105.61 / 8.1% increase over 2011
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

BC Hotels

Occupancy 70.5% / 0.7% decrease from 2011
Average Daily Rate $138.17 / 1.2% decrease from 2011
RevPar $97.38 / 2.2% decrease from 2011
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

BC Liquor Industry

Retail Sales - % change 3rd quarter 2011 vs 3rd quarter 2012
Beer:  Breweries with Annual Production over 15,000 and up to 160,000HL     Draft  +19.4%    Packaged  +13.3%
           Breweries with Annual Production up to 15,000HL                               Draft  +16.8%    Packaged  +35.8%
Beer - Imported:  US  -3.8%  Mexico  +7.5%  Belgium +3.2%  Ireland  +10.6%
Cider
: Domestic  +21.9%    Imported  +7.1%
Wine:  Domestic - Table Wine Rose +14.2%  Sparkling Wine +7.1%  Table Wine White  +4.0%
Source: Liquor Distribution Branch Quarterly Market Review

August 2012

BC Liquor Industry

Product Category Sales in litres - year-to-date ending August 25
Beer:  LRS  54,892,664  -1.5%  33.8% marketshare
     Licensee  25,511,584  -4.5%  20.6% marketshare
Refreshment Beverage - LRS  7,644,267  +9.1%  52.7% marketshare
     Licensee   1,051,297  -3.6%  7.2% marketshare
Spirits:  LRS   3,355,437  +4.4%  33.8% marketshare
     Licensee   1,274,244  -0.8%  12.8% marketshare
Wine:   LRS  6,403,261  +5.8%  25.1% marketshare
     Licensee  3,433,926  -.2.%  13.4% marketshare
 
Product Category Sales - Year-to-date ending August 25
Beer:  LRS  $234,414,716  45.3% marketshare  -1.1%
     Licensee  $96,563,817  18.7% marketshare  -3.2%
Refreshment Beverage:  LRS  $36,680,065  53.0% marketshare  +8.8%
     Licensee  $5,284,291  7.6% marketshare  -3.6%
Spirits:  LRS  $104,737,683  33.7% marketshare  +5.3%
     Licensee  $41,295,185  13.3% marketshare  -0.1%
Wine:  LRS  $82,501,488  21.9% marketshare  +7.4%
     Licensee  $56,555,556  15.0% marketshare  -2.1%
Source: Liquor Distribution Branch

Alberta Hotels

Occupancy 73.1% / 4.4% increase over 2011
Average Daily Rate $147.35 / 3.6% increase over 2011
RevPar $107.75 / 10.2% increase over 2011
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

BC Hotels

Occupancy 79.7% / 1.1% increase from 2011
Average Daily Rate $146.33 / 0.9% decrease from 2011
RevPar $116.67 / 0.5% increase from 2011
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

JuLY 2012

Alberta Hotels

Occupancy 73.6% / 2.8% increase over 2011
Average Daily Rate $156.35 / 5.6% increase over 2011
RevPar $115.03 / 9.8% increase over 2011
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

BC Hotels

Occupancy 74.6% / 2.4% decrease from 2011
Average Daily Rate $145.99 / 0.1% decrease from 2011
RevPar $108.97 / 3.1% decrease from 2011
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

BC Liquor Industry

Total market sales in litres - 2nd quarter ending June 30
Beer  65,584,911 -2.1% 
Coolers & Ciders 6,904,429 +2.1%
Spirits  5,369,028 -1.7% 
Wine  14,040,123 +2.6% 
Source: Liquor Distribution Branch Quarterly Market Review

June 2012

Alberta Hotels

Occupancy 70.2% / 4.5% increase over 2011
Average Daily Rate $148.23 / 3.9% increase over 2011
RevPar $104.03 / 11.0% increase over 2011
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

BC Hotels

Occupancy 67.4% / 2.7% decrease from 2011
Average Daily Rate $138.29 / 3.1% decrease from 2011
RevPar $93.27 / 6.9% decrease from 2011
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

May 2012

BC Liquor Industry 

On a rolling 12 month basis ending May 31, 2012, total market dollar sales are up 2.2% and total volume is up 0.2% over the same period last year. Domestic wine has risen 2.1% and import wine has risen 5.6%. Spirits are up slightly at 2.9%.

Spirits - Vodka 2.5% Canadian Whisky 1.1% American Whisky 16.1% Rum 0.8% Gin 3.2% Scotch - Blended -1.2% Scotch - Malt 8.3% Liqueurs 0.7% Tequila 6.5% Brandy -2.3%
Total Spirits Market 2.9%

Wine -  Argentina 7.4% Australia (largest marketshare in wine category) -2.1% British Columbia 2.0% Chile -0.2% France 10.5% Italy 5.7% New Zealand 21.2% South Africa -2.7% Spain 10.8% USA 11.3%
Total Wine Market 4.0%

Beer - Commercial Brewery Domestic Packaged 0.4% Domestic Draft -3.2% Import Packaged -10.1% Import Draft 4.9% Cottage Brewery 17.0%
Total Beer Market -0.1%

Refreshment Beverages - Cider 7.6% Coolers 2.0%
Total Refreshment Market 4.3%

Alberta Hotels

Occupancy 64.5% / 4.2% increase over 2011
Average Daily Rate $137.03 / 3.6% increase over 2011
RevPar $88.43 / 10.8% increase over 2011
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

BC Hotels

Occupancy 66.3% / 0.3% decrease from 2011
Average Daily Rate $139.67 / 3.0% decrease from 2011
RevPar $92.55 / 3.5% decrease from 2011
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

April 2012

Alberta Hotels

Occupancy 60.1% / 3.3% increase over 2011
Average Daily Rate $133.05 / 3.7% increase over 2011
RevPar $79.90 / 9.6% increase over 2011
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

BC Hotels

Occupancy 59.0% / 1.9% increase over 2011
Average Daily Rate $128.42 / 2.7% increase over 2011
RevPar $75.75 / 6.0% increase over 2011
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

March 2012

BC Liquor Industry

Independent liquor stores in BC sold over $992 M of liquor products in the year ending March 31, 2012, which was $41 M over 2011 as LRSs continue taking marketshare from BC's government stores.

Licensee Retail Stores annual sales as of 3/31/12:
Beer $491 M, 2.6% increase over 2011, 43.6% marketshare
Spirits $245 M, 4.3% increase over 2011, 31.7% marketshare
Wine $192 M, 8.7% increase over 2011, 21.1% marketshare
Refreshment $64 M, 6.1% increase over 2011, 51.1% marketshare

Licensee annual sales as of 3/31/12:
Beer $228 M, 1.7% increase, 20.3% marketshare
Spirits $99 M, 0.9% increase, 12.9% marketshare
Wine $135 M, 2.7% increase, 14.9% marketshare
Refreshment $11 M, 0.1%, 9% marketshare

BC’s total market sales in litres from Apr 1/11- Mar 31/12:
Beer 272,468,536 / 0.01% increase
Coolers & Ciders  26,041,484 / 1.44% increase
Spirits  24,178,684 / 0.77% increase
Wine  61,618,281 / 2.35% increase
Source: BC Liquor Distribution Branch 

Alberta Hotels

Occupancy 64.5% / 3.0% increase over 2011
Average Daily Rate $133.49 / 2.2% increase over 2011
RevPar $86.07 / 7.1% increase over 2011
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

Calgary & Edmonton are forecasted to have 3% RevPar growth in 2012
Markets that had over 65% occupancy in 2012:
Calgary Airport, Downtown Calgary, Calgary Northwest, Downtown Edmonton
The Barlow Trail closure in April 2011 has spurned considerable interest in new hotel construction north of YYC. There's also a lot of activity in the Nisku/Leduc/YEG area. New room construction in 2012 is concentrated in Edmonton and Calgary.
Source: PKF Consulting

Real GDP Growth Forecast for Alberta:  3.1%
Source: ScotiaBank Group

BC Hotels

Occupancy 59.8% / 3.5% increase over 2011
Average Daily Rate $130.26 / 4.1% increase over 2011
RevPar $77.87 / 10.5% increase over 2011
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

Vancouver is forecasted to have 1% RevPar growth in 2012
Markets that had over 65% occupancy in 2011:  Vancouver Airport, Downtown Vancouver
Source: PKF Consulting

Real GDP Growth Forecast for BC:  2.2%
Source: ScotiaBank Group

February 2012

BC Liquor Industry

BC’s 672 private liquor store (LRS) sales from Apr 1/11- Feb 25/12:
Refreshment Beverage $59,254,613 / 5.6% increase* / 51.1% marketshare
Beer $449,959,822/ 2.2% increase* / 43.7% marketshare
Wine $173,877,391 / 7.5% increase* / 20.9% marketshare
Spirits $223,571,433 / 3.6% increase* / 31.6% marketshare
*change over same period in 2011
Source: BC Liquor Distribution Branch

Alberta Hotels

Occupancy 61.5% / 2.9% increase over 2011
Average Daily Rate $133.06 / 3.6% increase over 2011
RevPar $81.86 / 8.6% increase over 2011
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

BC Hotels

Occupancy 54.4% / 1.6% increase over 2011
Average Daily Rate $130.77 / 1.6% increase over 2011
RevPar $71.17 / 4.8% increase over 2011
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

JANUARY 2012

Alberta Hotels

Occupancy 51.9% / 3.6% increase over 2011
Average Daily Rate $128.44 / 3.4% increase over 2011
RevPar $66.77 / 10.9% increase over 2011
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

BC Hotels

Occupancy 47.0% / 2.8% increase over 2011
Average Daily Rate $129.00 / 0.02% increase over 2011
RevPar $60.63 / 6.3% increase over 2011
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

December 2011

Alberta Hotels

Occupancy 49.8% / 4.0% increase over 2010
Average Daily Rate $131.44/ 1.1% increase over 2010
RevPar $65.48 / 9.9% increase over 2010
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

BC Hotels

Occupancy 45.0% / 1.7% increase over 2010
Average Daily Rate $134.07 / 1.0% increase over 2010
RevPar $60.32/ 5.1% increase over 2010
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

November 2011

Alberta Hotels

Occupancy 62.8% / 2.9% increase over 2010
Average Daily Rate $129.22 / 0.3% decrease from 2010
RevPar $81.18 / 4.6% increase over 2010
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

BC Hotels

Occupancy 51.6% / 1.5% increase over 2010
Average Daily Rate $122.48 / 2.4% increase over 2010
RevPar $63.15 / 5.4% increase over 2010
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

September 2011

Alberta Hotels

Occupancy 69.7% / 2.1% increase over 2010
Average Daily Rate $139.92 / 0.1% increase over 2010
RevPar $97.54 / 4.7% increase over 2010
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS 

BC Hotels

Occupancy 71.3% / 2.8% increase over 2010
Average Daily Rate $140.76 / 3.6% increase over 2010
RevPar $100.43 / 4.9% increase over 2010
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

August 2011

BC Liquor Industry

BC’s 672 private liquor store (LRS) sales from Apr 1-Aug 27:
Refreshment Beverage $33,665,313 / 0.5% increase* / 51.4% marketshare
Beer $236,649,110 / 0.1% increase* / 44.8% marketshare
Wine $76,443,295 / 8.4% increase* / 20.9% marketshare
Spirits $99,508,188 / 3.0% increase* / 31.9% marketshare
*change over same period in 2010
Source: BC Liquor Distribution Branch

Alberta Hotels

Occupancy 68.4% / 4.1% increase over 2010
Average Daily Rate $142.19 / 0.4% increase over 2010
RevPar $97.29 / 4.6% increase over 2010
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

Alberta Food & Beverage

Total Receipts in Aug for F&B were $601.8 million up 7.0% over 2010
Source: Statistics Canada, Food Services and Drinking Places

BC Hotels

Occupancy 78.3% / 2.8% increase over 2010
Average Daily Rate $147.91 / 2.3% increase over 2010
RevPar $115.76 / 5.1% increase over 2010
Source: Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook by STR & HVS

US Business Travel

The GDS travel database shows month bookings for conferences and business-related travel in the US have grown each month since July 2010.
Source: Industry Trends, Scotiabank, August 2011

The interest in ciders grew over the hot summer months, with domestic ciders up 6.95% and imported ciders up 26.2%. Wine cooler sales dropped, with domestic wine coolers down 24.9% and imported wine coolers down 4.4%.

Sales of domestic rose table wine rose 9.5% and domestic sparkling wine rose 8.2%. Imported rose table wine increased 7.4% and imported sparkling rose 9.8%. 

7.2% increase from March 2016 to March 2017.

Sales in beer, wine and liquor stores across Canada were $1,862 million, which is a 0.3% decrease.