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March 2003
Protests Force Quebec Liquor Board to Offer Suppliers Online Options
by Julie Gedeon
In the face of international pressure, the world's largest single purchaser of wine has backed down from its plans to force vintners to pay to use an online order-tracking system. The government-owned liquor monopoly in the Canadian province of Quebec has instead offered the option of dealing with it through a free business-to-business (B2B) electronic network.The Société des Alcools du Québec (SAQ) originally wanted all its suppliers to register with Global Wine and Spirits (GWS). Three years a...
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