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 a 1400 locations in Ontario and volumes of data on inventory, sales, and performance is provided in crude and rudimentary formats.