In Ontario, alcoholic beverage sales are controlled by a duopoly — The LCBO and The Beer Store. The Liquor Control Board of Ontario is a Crown corporation that retails and distributes alcoholic beverages throughout the province of Ontario. Similarly, The Beer Store is a privately run corporation that sells and distributes beer products throughout the province.
Given a territorial duopoly, beer, wine, and spirits vendors need only to concern themselves with sales and industry figures from two retailers. Together, the LCBO and TBS run over 1400 locations in Ontario and volumes of data on inventory, sales, and performance is provided in crude and rudimentary formats.