Sale figures are not released but percentages show huge percentage increases
When the province declared a state of emergency to support the COVID-19 response in mid-March, BC Cannabis Stores(BBCS) saw an ‘uncharacteristic’ increase in customer volume.
Sales figures for BC Cannabis Stores (BBCS) are not released as those statistics are considered confidential business information, however the ministry provided an outline of sales across the province.
Since the end of March, sales have levelled off to seasonal norms.
“As we continue to support customers in safely accessing non-medical cannabis products, BC Cannabis Stores has implemented a number of changes to its services during the COVID-19 pandemic in line with orders and advice from Dr. Bonnie Henry, the Provincial Health Officer,” the spokesperson noted.
One such change is the addition of an in-store call and collect service, which enables customers to call ahead to reserve product, and pick it up in-store, limiting the length of time required to be in the store.
The new policies are effective immediately and will remain in effect until July 15, 2020. These changes do not override any additional requirements or limitations placed on businesses regarding hours of cannabis service by local governments or First Nations.
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