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 58th
ANNUAL REPORT
APRIL 1, 1978- MARCH 31, 1979
Province of British Columbia
LIQUOR DISTRIBUTION
BRANCH
MINISTRY OF CONSUMER AND CORPORATE AFFAIRS
Queen's Printer for British Columbia
Victoria, 1980
By Authority of the Legislative Assembly
 The 10 acre complex at 3200 East
Broadway houses the Branch Head
Office and Distribution  Centre.
 INDEX
Letter of Transmittal  1
Introduction   2
Operational Highlights
Management Services Department    4
Personnel Department     5
Stocks Department     6
Store Operations Department      7
Warehousing Department      8
Communications Division      9
Internal Audit Division      9
Security Division      10
Audit        11
Balance Sheet      12
Statement of Income    13
Statement of Changes in Provincial Advance     13
Statement of Changes in Financial Position    14
Notes to Financial Statements     15
Operating Expenses    17
Comparative Classification of Sales     18
Appendices
I      Summary of Government Liquor Stores and Agency Liquor Stores   19
II       New Liquor Stores      24
III Liquor Stores Upgraded and Converted to Self Serve   25
IV Stores Upgraded with New Wire Islands   26
V      Agency Stores Opened    27
 Liquor Distribution Branch
Ministry of Consumer and Corporate Affairs
Vancouver, British Columbia
March 10, 1980
Honourable James A. Nielsen
Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs
Parliament Buildings
Victoria, British Columbia
Sir:
I have the honour to transmit herewith the Fifty-Eighth Annual Report
of the Liquor Distribution Branch, covering the fiscal year ended
March 31, 1979.
I have the honour to be,
Sir,
Your obedient servant,
R. A. Wallace
General Manager
 INTRODUCTION
R. A. Wallace, General Manager
Liquor Distribution Branch
The fiscal year ending March 31, 1979, was a significant one for the Branch,
both operationally and administratively.   I had the honour of being named to
the position of General Manager mid-way through this period, and found the
marked changes and progress experienced by the Branch both exciting and
challenging.
Sales through Government Liquor Stores and Agency stores during the year
amounted to $526,198,275, an increase of 8.0%, compared to the previous
period, with net revenue transferred to the Province of British Columbia
amounting to $207,008,919, up 19.3% over the year ending March 31, 1978.
The Branch's new Agent Stocking Program, a radical change in purchasing
procedures, became fully operational during the year, with much of the
responsibility of importing and warehousing being transferred to the private
sector.   The corresponding transformation of the Warehouse into a modern
Distribution Centre changed the face and function of the facilities at the
3200 East Broadway complex.
An ambitious program of upgrading the store system to provide better service
continued this year, with six replacement stores completed, including a new
modern licensee facility in Victoria and a Wine and Specialty Shoppe in
Vancouver, and three new stores opened.   The Agency store concept was
expanded as well to improve service to remote parts of the province.
A high priority was placed on the development of data processing and systems
for the Branch, and in recognition of this, the Department of Management
Services was created under a new director.
Significant progress by the Finance Department was made towards developing
and implementing a totally new financial information and control system for
the Branch.
 The three-month summer labour dispute of B.C. breweries marked this year,
resulting in the challenges of importing and distributing millions of cases of
American beer by the Branch.   In recognition of changing market trends,
especially on wines, more than 80 new products were introduced into the
B.C. market during this period.
The Branch's emphasis on total security involvement by all employees was
strengthened with the implementation of new programs of training and
reporting in the warehouse and store system.   Important communication with
all of the Branch's publics, both internal and external, was formalized in
a new information division.
Standards for the recruitment and training of the more than 2,000 staff
members throughout the province were upgraded, and the Branch acknowledges
and appreciates the co-operation and loyalty of these employees during this
year of change.
As the Branch enters its 59th year of business in the Province of British
Columbia, it faces continuing challenges to meet the demands of an increasingly
aware consuming public through modern merchandising methods, a comprehensive product portfolio, and well-trained staff, within the framework of
effective information and control systems, and responsible labour/management
relations.
Highlights of the Branch's operational year follow in this Report, with the
audited financial statements.
 MANAGEMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT
This department officially became operational during this fiscal year to provide
the Branch with the services of Corporate Policy/Planning and Research, Industrial
Engineering, Property Planning and Development, and Computer Systems Development, with the latter two principal areas of activity taking place during the current
year.
The Property Planning and Development Division concentrated on three specific
areas: the replacement of older existing stores, the addition of new stores, and the
upgrading and conversion to self-serve of conventional stores.   In this respect, six
replacement stores were completed, three new outlets were opened, and major
upgradings and conversions to self-serve occurred in four stores.   The division also
increased the lineal shelving in 16 stores through the use of newly-designed modular wire wine islands to accommodate an increased number of listings.   (See
Appendix IV).   Total number of Branch-owned or leased outlets as of March 31,
1979, was 207.
Store layout and design was improved with the addition of continuous flow racks
for the merchandising of beer, separate cash counting offices and managers' offices
within the store area for improved security, pamphlet racks for customer information on products and services in all self-serve stores, plexiglass units to enclose
end-aisle displays for domestic wines, exterior aluminum signs incorporating the
Branch logo, developed as part of the visual identity program, and an interior sign
package to unify customer and product information in all stores.   This division
also participated in the Branch's Safety Program and in training sessions for store
and warehouse staff.
In the area of data processing and systems development, requirements for systems
were defined, with priorities assigned arid resources allocated.   In co-operation
with B.C. Systems Corporation, the development of the new Financial Information
and Control System (FICS) was begun for implementation in the next fiscal year.
Steps were also taken to initiate a Stores Reporting Information System and a
Payroll/Personnel Information System.    In addition, improved control procedures
on existing systems were set in place, as well as an increased capability of the data
entry facility to cope with additional workloads resulting from the new systems
development and the transfer of data entry work from Victoria to Vancouver.
Research and planning activities will be given a high priority in the next fiscal year
to optimize the critical areas of customer service and profitability.
 PERSONNEL  DEPARTMENT
There was extensive reorganization of Branch personnel, in order to strengthen
the Branch's administrative and control functions.   The total number of regular
positions as of March 31, 1979, was 1,781, while the number of auxiliary
employees available for work (dependent on organizational requirements) stood
at 1,162.
During the year, significant advances were made in the improvement of the recruitment/selection/promotional procedures dealing with both regular and auxiliary
staff, and appealed positions.
Continued streamlining of internal procedures within the Personnel Department
included the updating of the internal procedural manual and compilation of a
policy /procedural manual for all staff, to be completed during the next fiscal year.
Employee benefits and services, as provided to Branch employees, included counselling services from Occupational Health Division, and its Screening Committee,
accident prevention and joint safety committees, pre-retirement seminars, superannuation counselling sessions, leaves management and orientation programs.
During the year, emphasis in the labour relations area continued on prevention
and early resolution of problems.
A high priority was set by senior management on training and staff development,
with two five-day training programs a year set as mandatory for all supervisory
staff.   A full-time Training Officer was hired to implement the training sessions,
which were designed to upgrade present skills, provide challenge and stimulus,
improve morale, and give a greater degree of upward mobility, in a rapidly changing
work environment.
A program of information visits to the store system was set up to improve
communications on all personnel issues.
Better facilities were provided for interviews and confidential matters with the
movement of the personnel staff to more adequate quarters at 3250 East
Broadway.
 STOCKS DEPARTMENT
In recognition of changing consumer preferences in products, especially to wines,
the Listing Committee approved the addition of 83 new products onto the British
Columbia market in this fiscal year, maintaining the Branch's portfolio at approximately 1,500 items including specialty products.
Included in the new listings announced in May and December, were 70 table wines,
acknowledging the shift to consumption of lower alcohol products, white wines
particularly.   During this period, sales of imported wines in B.C. rose 17.1% with
reds climbing 3.8% and whites showing an increase of 22.6%.   Canadian wine sales
increased 14.8% in this same period.
Several changes took place in the Branch's pricing policies in this fiscal year.
Effective March 1, 1979, retail price changes were made in liquor stores on a
monthly basis, as required.  Previously, price changes had been made three
times a year.  As well, a change in the re-pricing policy for liquor on shelves
was made in March, 1979, to be effective early in the next fiscal year, whereby
price tags on shelf stock will not be changed unless the price is decreased, in
which case, products will be re-tagged at the lower price.
A three-month summer labour dispute at B.C. breweries temporarily, but
dramatically, changed the Branch's role in the distribution of beer in the province.
By the time the dispute had been settled, approximately 8.3 million cases of
American beer had been brought in by the Branch, requiring the establishment
of direct lines of communication with the U.S. breweries, special warehousing
in the Vancouver area for receipt and distribution, and the set-up of a delivery
and transportation system.   Two price reductions applied to the U.S. products
following the settlement of the dispute, cleared surplus inventory of the American
beer before the Christmas sales peak.
Perhaps the most significant operational change in the activities of the Branch
purchasing procedures in this fiscal year was the implementation of the new
Agent Stocking Program.   Announced in the early part of the year, the program
granted agents and suppliers the option of importing and in-bond warehousing
their imported products, in effect decentralizing government control and transferring much of the responsibility of inventory management control to the private
sector.   Intensive training programs for agents were set up by the Branch, and
major changes were seen in many operational departments, notably Customs.   By
the end of the fiscal year, a large share of imported products sold in the province
was imported through local agencies participating in the program.
 STORE OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT
The Store Operations activities in this fiscal year centered on improving communications with the 207 outlets in the store system, providing educational opportunities
for store personnel, improving service to all parts of the province and upgrading store
equipment and facilities.
A series of two-day meetings was organized to provide the store managers and representatives from all Head Office departments with an opportunity to meet and discuss
items of mutual interest and concern. The meetings were designed to improve
communications and understanding of roles and responsibilities, and to discuss the
newly-issued Store Operating Manual.   Four such meetings were held in Vancouver,
bringing together all the managers for a wide-ranging agenda.
The Branch set up a Beverage Alcohol Correspondence Course to generate and
encourage interest amongst employees in the products with which they deal, and
to provide them with the knowledge that would enable them to provide better
service to customers in an increasingly demanding market.   Designed for home study,
the nine-month optional course was offered to 715 employees, with a high completion
rate.
The Agency Store Program was expanded to further improve service to remote and
isolated communities of the province not previously afforded liquor store facilities.
An additional 20 Agency stores were opened during this year, bringing the total to
41.   (See Appendix V).
A program of cash register replacement was initiated during this period in order to
bring the equipment in stores up to modern standards, and to provide a basis for
modernized systems of information, control and planning. One hundred electronic
cash registers were installed in 21 Lower Mainland liquor stores with instructors
trained from within the Branch.  A subsequent project team was established from
this training expertise, to research, analyze, and document the Branch's requirements
for and the capabilities of sophisticated electronic registers known as Point-of-Sale
terminals.  By the end of the fiscal year, "user requirements" were drafted and
approved for development in the next fiscal year.
 WAREHOUSING   DEPARTMENT
The Branch undertook a major program to upgrade its distribution capabilities during
the fiscal year.  This high priority program was directed to provide adequate physical
distribution handling capacity, to develop an organizational structure complementary
to the requirements of the department, and to provide improved security and inventory
control — all necessitated by recent significant growth in the number of listings carried
and the number of stores serviced.
In the changeover to the Distribution Centre concept, storage of inventory of product
was minimized, and distribution was emphasized in the Branch-owned warehouse
facility.   Developed to complement the new thrust to distribution, the Agent Stocking
Program began to significantly reduce inventories in the warehouse.  Major changes
were made to the method of operating the Distribution Centre.  New ideas in material
handling were applied, and equipment purchased to enable more effective utilization
of storage space and more efficient methods of receiving, storing, assembling and
shipping of case goods.
Within the reorganization of Warehouse staff during the year, a number of long-term
auxiliary employee positions were converted to regular status, improving manpower
utilization and employee morale.   Realignment of supervisory operating staff took
place and manpower planning was established.   Revisions were also seen in the
management structure of the warehouse.  A study was initiated to develop a measured
day work standard with implementation planned for the next fiscal year.
Many of the physical changes undertaken were designed to provide improved
control and monitoring of stock movement, personnel and motor vehicles.   As
well, Branch monitoring and control of inventories was improved and principles
developed for an inventory management system.
Major changes to the physical operation and organizational structure of the
warehouse during this year represent the beginning of a series of improvements
to be implemented over the next few years, to ensure the adequate provision of
distribution requirements of the Branch.
 COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION
After many years of maintaining a low profile, the Branch entered into a formal
information program during this fiscal year, with the establishment of a Communications Division.
The objectives of the new area were to provide the Branch's publics with timely,
consistent, and appropriate information of the role and operations of the Branch;
and to improve morale and increase staff awareness of Branch objectives and job
responsibilities.
To meet these internal and external information needs, programs were developed to
communicate with customers, including licensees, Branch employees, the news media,
other government agencies, suppliers and agents, special interest groups, and industry
and trade associations.
A bi-monthly staff publication was revived in a new format, and a weekly administrative bulletin established for Branch employees. Key policy and operational changes
were communicated to the Branch's publics through a system of formal press releases.
Various printed reports were co-ordinated and produced, including the Annual
Report, Financial Statement, and special pamphlets as required.   Informational
advertising was placed to support Branch activities, such as new store openings.
Branch and relevant industry activities in B.C. and Canada were monitored through
the establishment of a clipping service.  A program of store visits was undertaken
to establish communications directly with the store system.  The majority of general
public inquiries and all news media relations were channelled through this division
during the fiscal year and a communications policy initiated for the Branch as a
whole.
INTERNAL AUDIT DIVISION
Greater importance and emphasis was placed on improving the internal audit
program in the Branch to ensure the adequacy and effectiveness of Branch systems
of internal control and the quality of performance.
The reporting relationship for the Chief Auditor was changed from the Director of
Finance to the General Manager.
An internal audit procedures manual was developed and steps were initiated to
strengthen and increase the capacity of the Internal Audit Division.
 SECURITY  DIVISION
Since the formalization of the Branch's first Security Division in 1975, the theme
of "Total Security Involvement By All Employees" has been adopted and implemented, with staff developing a high level of security awareness over this period.
During the current fiscal year, the Security group expanded its organizational
structure to accommodate new responsibilities.   Two Field Investigators, one
Security Supervisor, one Technical Systems Co-ordinator, and one Secretary  have
been added to support the new emphasis on specialized security services.
Security training of Branch personnel at all levels, was expanded in this year, with
a series of external/internal sessions being offered to Head Office, warehouse and
store staff.
A wide range of security programs was developed, including a Store Security Policy
Manual, Truck Security Seals, Closed Circuit Television System, Parking Control,
Employee Photo Identification Cards, Integrity Shoppers, Internal Security, Anti-
Shoplifting Program (including the development of a staff training film), Loss
Prevention on Stock, Cash and Equipment and an Incident Reporting System
to record occurrences throughout the Branch.
 AUDIT
The annual audit of the accounts of the British Columbia Liquor Distribution
Branch was completed by the Auditor General for the fiscal year ended March 31,
1979, The Auditor General's Report on the audit is incorporated in her report to
the Legislative Assembly for this fiscal year.
 BALANCE SHEET as at MARCH 31, 1979.
ASSETS
CURRENT ASSETS
Cash (note 3)    	
Accounts receivable   	
Inventories   	
FIXED ASSETS, at cost (note 4)  . . .
Less accumulated depreciation.
1979
$ 3,994,293
1,233,212
26,391,338
31,618,843
9,499,363
7,133,461
2,365,902
1978
$ 3,982,185
1,206,884
31,760,013
36,949,082
8,232,809
6,698,505
1,534,304
$33,984,745 $38,483,386
LIABILITIES
CURRENT LIABILITIES
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
$27,183,136        $34,452,780
PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Working capital advance   	
6,801,609
4,030,606
$33,984,745 $38,483,386
Commitments (note 6)
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
R. A.Wallace
General Manager
L. N. Dyer
Director of Finance
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 STATEMENT OF INCOME FOR THE YEAR ENDED MARCH 31, 1979
1979 1978
Sales (note 5)            $526,198,275 $487,056,243
Cost of merchandise sold           277,022,895 274,049,971
249,175,380 213,006,272
Provincial Malt Levy (note 2)                 19,955,196 11,594,424
269,130,576 224,600,696
Operating expenses (Schedule)                 64,750,372 54,011,123
204,380,204 170,589,573
Other income                   2,628,715 1,901,524
Net Liquor Distribution Income           207,008,919 172,491,097
Transfer of prior years' reserve             — 1,050,500
Net Income         $207,008,919 $173,541,597
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN PROVINCIAL ADVANCE
FOR THE YEAR ENDED MARCH 31, 1979
1979 1978
Balance at beginning of period  $    4,030,606 $    5,953,291
Net Income  207,008,919 173,541,597
Cash payments to Provincial Treasury  (204,237,916) (175,464,282)
Balance at end of period         $    6,801,609 $    4,030,606
 STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN FINANCIAL POSITION
FOR THE YEAR ENDED MARCH 31, 1979
FUNDS DERIVED FROM OPERATIONS:
Net income	
Add charges not involving an outlay of funds
Depreciation	
Loss on disposal of fixed assets....
FUNDS APPLIED TO:
Acquisition of fixed assets	
Cash payments to the Provincial Treasury . . .
Increase/)Decrease) in working capital   	
Working capital at beginning of year	
WORKING CAPITAL AT END OF YEAR	
WORKING CAPITAL
Current assets	
Current liabilities   	
WORKING CAPITAL AT END OF YEAR	
1979 1978
$207,008,919      $173,541,597
508,774
546,261
14,344
17,767
$207,532,037
174,105,625
1,354,716
260,352
204,237,916
175,464,282
205,592,632
175,724,634
1,939,405
(1,619,009)
2,496,302
4,115,311
$    4,435,707
$    2,496,302
$ 31,618,843
$ 36,949,082
27,183,136
34,452,780
$    4,435,707
$    2,496,302
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 NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEAR ENDED MARCH 31, 1979
1. SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES:
a) Revenues and expenses are reflected on an accrual basis.
b) Merchandise inventory is valued at its latest landed cost.  Customs and excise taxes
are not included in the value of inventory where payment is due upon shipment
from the bonded warehouse.
c) Expenditures for buildings, leasehold improvements, furniture fixtures, and equipment
are capitalized and are subject to depreciation on a straight line basis as follows:
Buildings —  7 - 1/2% per annum
Leasehold Improvements — a minimum of 10% per annum or a
rate sufficient to write off the cost
over the remaining life of the respective
lease
Furniture, fixtures — 25% per annum
and equipment
2. CHANGES IN ACCOUNTING POLICY:
In September, 1977, a new procedure was implemented for Domestic Beer delivered
directly to Licensed Establishments by Pacific Brewers Distributors Ltd.  Commencing
September 6, 1977 the domestic Brewers' wholesale distributor was authorized to accept
orders and payment from Licensees within prescribed guidelines.  During the year ended
March 31, 1979 Pacific Brewers Distributors Ltd. recorded sales to Licensed Establishments
amount to $60,829,434.    (1978 - $37,051,208).  Had these sales, as in prior years, been
reflected in the Statement of Income, the total sales figure would have been $587,027,709.
(1978 — $524,107,451).   Income was maintained by instituting a Provincial Malt Levy
based on established mark-up of domestic malt products.
3. CASH:
1979 1978
Cash on hand and in banks (overdraft) $(2,147,439) $(    366,032)
Cash in transit 5,986,184 4,348,217
Funds on deposit 155,548 	
$ 3,994,293 $ 3,982,185
A formal agreement has been entered into with a municipal body, as a result of which funds
have been deposited in a Joint Trust Account.  Disposition of these deposit funds, including
accrued interest, is dependent upon determination of the Liquor Distribution Branch's
liability to pay municipal business taxes.
 4.       FIXED ASSETS:
1979
1978
Cost
Land    $   450,752
Buildings  4,898,377
Leasehold Improvements . . 35,734
Furniture, fixtures
and equipment  4,114,500
9,499,363
NET BOOK VALUE     $2,365,902
Accumulated
Deprsciation
$ -
3,958,224
10,647
3,164,590
$7,133,461
Cost
$   450,752
4,461,352
31,519
Accumulated
Depreciation
3,836,779
6,352
3,289,186        2,855,374
8,232,809     $6,698,505
$1,534,304
5. SALES:
Included in sales are non-alcoholic items amounting to $913,184.
(1978-$786,371).
6. COMMITMENTS:
a) Employees of the Branch contribute to the Public Service Superannuation Fund 6% of
their salaries for basic pension purposes, plus Vi% of salaries for cost-of-living indexed
increases in pension benefits. The contributions shown in the Schedule include in addition
to matching employee contributions, supplementary assessments paid by the Branch to
fund any deficiency in pensions for employees who retired during the year. This
supplementary assessment was $1,711,235. in 1979 ($1,210,423. - 1978).
An actuarial evaluation of the Public Service Superannuation Fund was made at March 31,
1977.  Details of the unfunded liability are described in the Public Accounts of British
Columbia. The portion of the unfunded liability attributable to the Liquor Distribution
Branch was not determined by the actuary.
b) The Branch maintains inventory in-its bonded warehouse for which Customs and Excise
tax has neither been paid nor recorded. As at March 31, 1979 the future liability for
these taxes approximate $7,000,000.
c) Total commitments to March 31, 1979 for lease of premises amount to $19,200,000.
Of this total $3,290,000. becomes payable during the year ending March 31, 1980.
7. COMPARATIVE FIGURES:
Certain of the 1978 figures provided for purposes of comparison have been restated to
conform with the classifications used in the current year. These changes have had no
effect on the net earnings.
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 OPERATING EXPENSES FOR THE YEAR ENDED MARCH 31, 1979
Schedule
Warehouse
Salaries and Wages  $2,791,448
Superannuation Fund  126,330
Dental and Extended Health  36,307
Unemployment Insurance  35,817
Canada Pension  31,760
B.C. Medical   23,338
Long Term Disability Plan   1 5,865
Group Insurance     14,295
Workers' Compensation Board  10,840
Freight to Stores  —
Rents    203,204
Sundries   516,674
Litter Act-Container Disposal Cost.. —
Data Processing  —
Light, Water and Fuel     108,677
Liquor Moderation Campaign   —
Store Wrapping Supplies  —
Depreciation   171,866
Contract Warehousing   338,315
Bank Charges  —
Property Charges   206,268
Printing and Stationery  -
Agency Commissions  —
Mechanical Maintenance  61,677
Travelling    —
Employee Transfer Expenses   —
Telephone and Telegraph   1,475
Alterations and Repairs   52,416
Relief Expenses   —
Staff Benefits   -
Postage and Express   —
Insurance and Fidelity   —
Retail Store
$34,537,513
1,556,388
447,297
441,262
391,284
287,524
195,445
176,116
133,552
5,048,098
3,244,294
1,019,378
742,497
523,256
266,110
56,603
254,502
180,951
95,833
83,478
130,645
34,504
Administration
$3,485,783
1,866,483
44,617
44,015
39,030
28,680
19,495
17,567
13,322
444,771
1,119,266
1,086,126
665,196
70,798
274,427
262,529
9,082
232,116
204,293
87,041
1 5,594
80,836
6,505
39,698
1979
Total
$40,814,744
3,549,201
528,221
521,094
462,074
339,542
230,805
207,978
157,714
5,048,098
3,447,498
1,980,823
1,119,266
1,086,126
851,174
665,196
523,256
508,774
338,315
274,427
262,871
262,529
254,502
251,710
232,116
204,293
184,349
151,488
130,645
80,836
41,009
39,698
1978
Total
$38,529,883
2,922,645
278,168
465,940
391,975
227,089
88,037
146,469
2,644,123
2,933,415
1,407,560
126,947
714,385
559,611
546,261
35,132
231,240
243,450
165,279
159,695
113,111
364,069
227,782
102,386
211,898
98,080
43,818
32,675
$4,746,572
$49,846,530      $10,157,270
$64,750,372 $54,011,123
 COMPARATIVE CLASSIFICATION OF SALES
1979
1978
Spirits
Canadian        $219,048,490 $190,318,833
Imported  80,719,662 71,957,906
$299,768,152 $262,276,739
Wines
British Columbia       $  45,461,963 $   35,791,079
Other Canadian  1,522,524 1,464,237
46,984,487 37,255,316
Imported Wines  58,458,861 45,191,708
$105,443,348 $ 82,447,024
Malt Liquor (Beer)
Canadian            $127,186,865 $164,653,162
Imported      50,110,522 10,359,757
$177,297,387 $175,012,919
Cider
Canadian            $    3,441,534 $    3,433,855
Imported      164,104 150,543
$    3,605,638 $    3,584,398
TOTAL LIQUOR SALES        $586,114,525 $523,321,080
Non-Alcoholic Sales  913,184 786,371
ALL SALES-TOTAL           $587,027,709 $524,107,451
Less Pacific Brewers Distributors
sales to licensees (see Notes to
Financial Statement #2)            $ 60,829,434 $ 37,051,208
LIQUOR DISTRIBUTION BRANCH SALES
(per Financial Statement)            $526,198,275 $487,056,243
 Appendix 1
SUMMARY OF GOVERNMENT LIQUOR STORES AND AGENCY LIQUOR STORES
BY PROVINCIAL ELECTORAL DISTRICT
(As at March 31,
1979)
ALBERNI
CHILLIWACK
G.L.S. -
■ Tofino
Ucluelet
Port Alberni (2)
G.L.S.  -
Chilliwack
Vedder Crossing
Agassiz
ATLIN
COLUMBIA  RIVER
G.L.S. -
Atlin
Stewart
Cassiar
G.L.S.  -
Golden
Radium
Invermere
Kimberley
BOUNDARY - SIMILKAMEEN
Agency-
Canal Flats
G.L.S.  -
Penticton (2)
Keremeos
Oliver
COMOX
Field
Osoyoos
Greenwood
Grand Forks
Summerland
G.L.S. -
Sayward
Campbell River
Courtenay
Comox
Agency-
Beaverdell
Rock Creek
Cumberland
Qualicum
Parksville
CARIBOO
G.L.S. -
Quesnel (2)
COQUITLAM - MOODY
Williams Lake
G.L.S. -
Port Coquitlam
100 Mile House
Prairie Mall
Clinton
Port Moody
Agency-
Wells
Likely
COWICHAN - MALAHAT
Sheridan Lake
Horsefly
G.L.S. -
Lake Cowichan
Duncan
CENTRAL   FRASER  VALLEY
Chemainus
G.L.S. -
Abbotsford
DELTA
Clearbrook
G.L.S. -
Scottsdale
Kennedy Heights
Ladner
Tsawwassen
 DEWDNEY
G.L.S.
Mission
Haney
ESQUIMALT - PORT RENFREW
G.L.S. — Sooke
Agency— Port Renfrew
KAMLOOPS
G.L.S. — Clearwater
Barriere
Kamloops (5)
Agency— Blue River
Savona
KOOTENAY
G.L.S.
Agency-
Cranbrook (2)
Fernie
Sparwood
Elkford
Yahk
Jaffray
LANGLEY
G.L.S. - Aldergrove
Fort Langley
Langley
MACKENZIE
G.L.S. - Ocean Falls
Bella Coola
Madeira Park
Powell River
Texada Island
Sechelt
Gibsons
Agency— Dawsons Landing
Minstrel Island
Refuge Cove
NANAIMO
G.L.S. - Nanaimo (2)
Gabriola Island
Ladysmith
NELSON -CRESTON
G.L.S.
Agency-
Nelson
Sal mo
Creston
New Denver
Kaslo
Nakusp
Crawford Bay
Boswell
Meadow Creek
NORTH   ISLAND
G.L.S. - Port Hardy
Alert Bay
Port McNeill
Port Alice
Tahsis
Gold River
Campbell River
Agency— Zeballos
Winter Harbour
Blind Channel
Surge Narrows
Squirrel Cove
20
 NORTH OKANAGAN
PRINCE GEORGE SOUTH
G.L.S. - Vernon (2)
G.L.S. - Valemount
Lumby
McBride
Agency— Fauquier
Prince George (5)
Edgewood
Agency— Hixon
NORTH PEACE  RIVER
PRINCE  RUPERT
G.L.S. - Fort Nelson
G.L.S. — Prince Rupert
Fort St. John
Port Edward
Hudson Hope
Masset
Agency— Bucking Horse River Lodge
Queen Charlotte City
Agency— Sandspit
NORTH VANCOUVER CAPILANO
G.L.S. — North Vancouver
RICHMOND
Westview
G.L.S. — Richmond Brighouse
Capilano Mall
Richmond Lansdowne
Richmond Seafair
NORTH VANCOUVER SEYMOUR
Richmond Shellmont
G.L.S. - Dollarton
Lynn Valley
ROSSLAND-TRAIL
G.L.S. — Fruitvale
OMINECA
Rossland
G.L.S.  — Granisle
Castlegar
Trail
Houston
Burns Lake
Fraser Lake
SAANICH AND THE  ISLANDS
Vanderhoof
G.L.S. — Ganges
Fort St. James
Sidney
Pender Island
PRINCE GEORGE NORTH
Agency- Mayne Island
G.L.S. - MacKenzie
Saturna Island
Galiano Island
Agency— McLeod Lake
 SHUSWAP
G.L.S. - Chase
Salmon Arm
Enderby
Armstrong
Sicamous
Revelstoke
Agency— Falkland
Eagle Bay
Magna Bay
SKEENA
G.L.S. - Hazelton
Terrace
Smithers
Kitimat
Agency— Kemano
SOUTH  OKANAGAN
G.L.S. - Westbank
Kelowna (3)
Rutland
SOUTH  PEACE  RIVER
G.L.S. - Chetwynd
Dawson Creek
SURREY
G.L.S. - White Rock
Ocean Park
Cloverdale
Whalley
North Surrey
Guildford
YALE-LILLOOET
G.L.S. - Lillooet
Ashcroft
Lytton
Hope
Princeton
Merritt
Cache Creek
Logan Lake
Agency— Goldbridge
Spences Bridge
Boston Bar
VICTORIA
G.L.S. - Cedar Hill
Colwood
Esquimalt
Fort Street
Gorge & Tillicum
Gov't St. Licensee
James Bay
Langford
Nootka Court
Saanich
Trafalgar Square
Yates Street
WEST VANCOUVER - HOWE SOUND
G.L.S.
Agency-
Park Royal
West Vancouver
Pemberton
Whistler
Squamish
Bowen Island
 VANCOUVER REGION
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING ELECTORAL DISTRICTS:
1. Vancouver Centre
2. Vancouver East
3. Burnaby North
4. Vancouver — Point Grey
5. Vancouver — Little Mountain
6. Vancouver — South
7. Burnaby — Willingdon
8. Burnaby — Edmonds
9. Maillardville — Coquitlam
10. New Westminster
G.L.S. -      Arbutus
Austin Road
Brentwood
Broadway & Maple
Bute Street
Cardero
Central Licensee
Commercial Drive
Como Lake
Dunbar
18th & Cambie
4th & Alma
Hastings Street
Hastings & Slocan
Kensington
Kerrisdale
Kingsgate Mall
Mandarin Centre
Marpole
Middlegate
New Westminster
North Burnaby
Robson Street
Royal Oak & Rumble
Royal Square
Senlac
South Burnaby
13th & Granville
Thurlow
28th & Main
Victoria Drive
West Pender
 NEW LIQUOR STORES
April 1, 1978- March 31, 1979
Appendix II
Name and Address of Store
West Quesnel
No. 10- 155 I
Quesnel, B.C.
V2J 3K2
lalcolm Drive
Government Street
2215 Government Street
Victoria, B.C.
V8T 4P3
Pender Island
R.R. # 1 -
Port Washington, B.C.
VON 2T0
Prince George (College
Heights)
5242 Domano Boulevard
Prince George, B.C.
V2N4A1
Park Royal - West Vane.
904 Park Royal
West Vancouver, B.C.
V7T 1A1
West Vancouver
220 - 16th Street,
West Vancouver, B.C.
V7V3R5
Thurlow - Alberni
Wine and Specialty Shoppe
1120 Alberni Street
Vancouver, B.C.
V6E 1A5
Sooke
P.O. Box 400
#7- 6660 Sooke Road
Sooke, B.C.
V051N0
Agassiz
Box 130
7250 Pioneer Avenue
Agassiz, B.C.
V0M 1A0
New
Replacement
New
New
Replacement
Replacement
Replacement
Replacement
Replacement
Opening Date
May 19, 1978
September 15, 1978
October 6, 1978
December 1, 1978
December 11, 1978
February 23, 1979
March 9, 1979
 Appendix III
LIQUOR STORES UPGRADED & CONVERTED TO SELF SERVE
April 1, 1978-March 31, 1979
Name and Address of Store
Invermere
Box 67
13th Street
Invermere, B.C.
VOA 1 KO
Campbell River
1301 Tyee Plaza
Campbell River, B.C.
V9W 5A3
Nanaimo Terminal Park
1515 Estevan Road
Nanaimo B.C.
V9S 3Y3
North Hills Kamloops
North Hills Shopping Centre
700 Tranquille Road
Kamloops, B.C.
V2B3H9
Upgrading
Completion Date
July 1, 1978
Upgrading
October 1, 1978
Temporary Beer       November 8, 1978
Store
Upgrading
December 15, 1978
 Appendix IV
STORES UPGRADED WITH NEW WIRE ISLANDS
April 1, 1978 - March 31, 1979
Austin Road
Brentwood
Hastings and Slocan
Kerrisdale
Kingsgate Mall
Haney
Ocean Park
Port Moody
Richmond Brighouse
Nanaimo Terminal Park
Fort St. John
North Kamloops
Revelstoke
Cranbrook
Kimberley
Nelson
26
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A .	
Appendix V
AGENCY STORES OPENED
April 1, 1978 - March 31, 1979
Location of Store
Opening Date
Store Number
Field
June, 1978
824
Port Renfrew
August, 1978
825
Yahk
September, 1978
827
Beaverdale
September, 1978
829
Rock Creek
September, 1978
830
Winter Harbour
October, 1978
826
Fanquier
October, 1978
828
Jaffray
October, 1978
831
Boston Bar
October, 1978
833
Savona
October, 1978
834
Falkland
October, 1978
835
Bowen Island
October, 1978
843
Magna Bay
November, 1978
836
Eagle Bay
November, 1978
837
Meadow Creek
November, 1978
838
Galiano
November, 1978
849
Spences Bridge
December, 1978
832
Sandspit
December, 1978
841
Horsefly
December, 1978
844
McLeod Lake
January, 1979
845
 New material handling equipment helped to streamline the distribution of 7 million cases of product
during the year to the store system.
Unique racking and interior design showcase over 300
specialty items in the Branch's Wine & Specialty
Shoppe   in    Vancouver,   opened  December,   1978.
 

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