FREDERICTON, Feb. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - The New Brunswick government's review
of NB Liquor is a good first step to better pricing, selection and
service for both licensees and consumers. For years, the Canadian
Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) has called for changes
to the current liquor system, which is inefficient and relies on a
monopolistic model of price hikes to increase revenue.
"Although we're disappointed government did not choose to privatize NB
Liquor, we are pleased they intend to increase the level of private
sector involvement," said Luc Erjavec, CRFA's Vice President, Atlantic
Canada. "It has been shown in a number of jurisdictions that more
private sector involvement will protect government liquor revenues and
regulatory control, while leading to increased efficiencies, better
product selection and service and lower prices for both licensees and
CRFA looks forward to working with government to build on
recommendations that ensure the province has a liquor system that
recognizes the restaurant industry's added value by introducing
wholesale pricing and improved service and selection.
CRFA is one of Canada's largest business associations, with more than
30,000 members representing restaurants, bars, caterers, institutions
and other foodservice providers. New Brunswick's $1.2-billion
restaurant industry directly employs more than 22,000 people in
communities across the province.
SOURCE Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association
For further information:
Luc Erjavec, Vice President Atlantic Canada, 902-209-0804 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Prasanthi Vasanthakumar, Communications Specialist, 1-800-387-5649, ext. 4254 or email@example.com.