There are approximately 700 liquor retailers in Saskatchewan that sell alcohol for off-premise consumption. These retailers are known as Retail Store Permittees (RSPs). RSPs include large standalone operations in larger centres, smaller businesses integrated within an unrelated business in rural communities and others that operate in conjunction with a liquor-permitted restaurant, hotel beverage room, brew pub, etc. (Previously these retailers were referred to as rural franchises, off-sale outlets, private stores and SLGA stores).
The majority of retailers in Saskatchewan are privately owned and operated. Government currently operates 75 of the 700 retailers (SLGA liquor stores).
Becoming a liquor retailer
In November 2015, Government announced it was implementing an expanded private liquor retailing system in the province using a Request for Proposal (RFP) process. In November 2016, operators for the province's available retail liquor store permits (RSPs) were announced. There are currently no available retail store permits available. Any new opportunities will be advertised publicly.
Placing an order
Retail store permittees (RSPs) in Saskatchewan (previously referred to as rural franchises, off-sale outlets, private stores and SLGA stores) can purchase alcohol at wholesale prices for products ordered through SLGA’s Distribution Centre or from private beer distributors.
The Product Ordering Guide includes detailed information for RSPs interested in placing orders through SLGA’s Distribution Centre or private beer distributors.
Questions? Retail Store Permittees can contact their account rep directly or email firstname.lastname@example.org