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spring 2019

ReserveJanuary 11   
PublishedFebruary 22
  • Get the App – Find out about new apps available for consumers to research products.

  • Dealing with New Competition – As legal cannabis has created an alternative to liquor, what steps can you take to maintain your market share?

  • Bringing New Products to Market – What challenges do agents face in getting imported products into the market?

  • The Bar of the Future – Will we see robot waiters, face-scanning technology and smart coolers in our future?

 summer 2019

ReserveMarch 29     
PublishedMay 10
  • The Shifting Duty of Care – How can you recognize intoxication from cannabis to deny a liquor sale?

  • Reducing Staff Turnover – How can you make staff feel valuable by investing in their personal and career growth and participating in special activities?

  • Designing a Profitable Bar Menu – What products should you carry and which cocktails should you create to increase your profits?

  • New Liquor Licensees – How did providing liquor licences to bowling alleys, spas, barbershops, and other facilities impact pubs?

 Fall 2019

ReserveJune 28      
PublishedAugust 9
  • Accessing Immigrant Workers – Look at new sources of labour and learn how to access those workers.

  • Food & Cocktail Pairing – What recommendations can you provide patrons to pair food with cocktails?

  • Promotions for Millennials – How do you attract this lucrative market to your pub or store?

  • The Role of 3rd Party Warehouses – Understanding the role of warehouses like BDL, ContainerWorld, and other bonded facilities.

 winter 2019

Extra circulation at the BC Liquor Conference

ReserveSeptember 20
PublishedNovember 1
  • Cannabis-infused Beverages – Review what new beverages are available to consumers that are
    infused with THC and CBD.

  • Best Practices for ID Checking – How can you work towards 100% compliance with age verification?

  • Competing for Workers – Review your benefit packages and tip-out structure to ensure your workplace is attractive to new recruits.

  • Winterizing Your Patio – How can you make your patio a winter wonderland?

in every issue

  • Featured Establishment – One ABLE BC member and his/her pub or liquor store will be profiled.

  • President’s Message – Receive an update on the most current issues facing the liquor industry.

  • Executive Director’s Report – Find out what ABLE BC has been doing to advocate for the industry.

  • Liquor Distribution Branch Report – The Branch responds to current issues concerning the industry.

  • Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch Report – LCRB provides an update on new policies.

  • The Spotlight – Each issue we feature a specific type of liquor, showcasing its history and attributes.

  • Beer Notes – A different aspect of the beer industry will be highlighted in each issue.

  • BC Liquor Industry Trends – See trends for sales of beer, spirits, wine, and refreshment beverages in BC.

  • Wine Report – Learn something new about the wine industry each quarter.

  • ABLE BC Membership Update – The association highlights programs exclusively available to members.

  • BCHF Update – See how the hospitality industry’s charity has provided support to people in the

  • Names in the News – Who won awards? Who’s been fundraising? Please send us updates on awards
    your company has won or contributions you have made to your community.

  • What’s New? – Be sure to send us information on any new products or services your company is


Download The Publican 2019 Media Kit here. 

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