CO-OP WINE SPIRITS BEER INTRODUCES “SIPS” 

The grand opening of Weston Sips delivers a new and convenient option for members. 

June 17, 2016 Calgary, Alberta – Co-op Wine Spirits Beer is celebrating the launch of their new banner “Sips” with the grand opening of the first location in the community of West Springs today. 

“Co-op Wine Spirits Beer has worked hard to build a reputation based on knowledge, selection and service,” says Don McConkey, Managing Director, Co-op Wine Spirits Beer. “With Sips, we are giving our members the opportunity to enjoy these benefits at convenient locations within the heart of their own communities.” 

Sips is a smaller format store located within individual neighbourhoods, and offers a selection tailored to the tastes of each community. 

“Members will still be able to enjoy our full selection at Co-op Wine Spirits Beer stores, and discover new favourites at tasting events throughout the city,” continues McConkey. “Sips provides an alternative to members who are looking for a convenient stop to purchase the essentials or a last minute item.” 

Weston Sips, located at 8 Weston Drive SW in the community of West Springs, is the first of the Sips banner stores, offers the top selling wines and spirits, and features a walk-in beer cooler with a Beers of the World wall. 

Weston Sips is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm, and Sundays from 10 am to 8 pm. Similar to the other Co-op banners, all purchases made at Sips will qualify for the annual member refund. Weston Sips also offers the same value programs as Co-op Wine Spirits Beer including a Price Drop program featuring permanently reduced prices on top selling products, Manager’s Specials and a Price Match Guarantee. 

About Co-op Wine Spirits Beer 

With 25 locations in Calgary, Airdrie, High River, Okotoks and Strathmore, Co-op Wine Spirits Beer provides a sparkling mix of service, selection and savings. Co-op Wine Spirits Beer is a division of Calgary Co-op, one of the largest retail co-operatives in North America. With over 460,000 members, 4,000 employees, assets of $519 million and annual sales over $1.2 billion, Calgary Co-op is committed to lead in food, petroleum, home health care, pharmacy, and wine, spirits and beer. In 2015, through the Co-op Community Foundation and community initiatives, Calgary Co-op invested over $3.9 million into local food poverty reduction programs, youth, education, the environment, and preventative health and wellness. For more information please visit www.calgarycoop.com 

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Media Contact 
Karen Allan 
Calgary Co-operative Association Limited 
403-219-6025, ext. 6105