We are pleased to provide you with the 2023-24 schedules of LCBO WINES, SPIRITS, BEER & CIDER AND RTD Product Needs for pre-submissions due from February 2023-July 2023 (see attachment). A secondary call will be issued, at a later date, for pre-submissions due from August 2023-February 2024.
All new product tenders will be open in the LCBO’s New Item Submission System (NISS) beginning today, Thursday, January 5, 2023.
All submissions must be made through NISS. For new users, an introduction to the system and instructions on how to apply for access can be found here. All complete NISS submissions must include the following:
- An online application.
- A one-page marketing plan, including itemized marketing spend for year one, and relevant product attributes and accolades.
- An image of the product and packaging.
In addition, we encourage agents to provide as much relevant product information as possible. Up to three files (maximum 2 MB each) can be uploaded into NISS.
Questions may be directed to the relevant Category or Product Manager.