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What We Do

Voted Best Liquor Store we are locally owned and operated with 28 liquor stores, including four (4) tasting centres in Calgary and surrounding areas of High River, Cochrane, Okotoks, Strathmore and Airdrie. Co-op Wine Spirits Beer is proud to be a division of the Calgary Co-operative Association Limited, one of the largest retail cooperatives in North America with 440,000 members, 3900+ employees, assets of $486 million and annual sales of over 1.3 billion.

At Calgary Co-op, we take pride in hiring outstanding people from the communities we serve. That’s how we built our company from the ground up to become Calgary’s fourth largest non-government employer.

Due to our continuing growth and success, we often have a number of exciting opportunities available in the community. As a receiver of a Gold Calgary Herald Readers’ Choice in the Liquor Store category, and voted a Winner in the Wine Store category in 2014-15, it has become clear that the efforts at the Co-op stores haven’t gone unnoticed. Read about why our customers vote for us year after year in the Calgary Herald.

Become a Product Knowledge Specialist

Our Product Knowledge Specialist's learn and maintain cutting-edge industry knowledge with privileged access to professional education, including in-house seminars, industry-specific training and external training sources. The Specialist will not only advance their knowledge of wine, spirits, and beer and become experts at food and wine pairing, they’ll benefit from product training provided directly from the vendors and take external training courses with our support.

Our Roles

Liquor Store Manager

The Store Manager is at the heart of leading & managing a successful overall operation of their Co-op Wine Spirits Beer location. Developing and maintaining a knowledgeable, highly motivated, positive and passionate workforce that provides exceptional customer service, along with ensuring program execution and overall company profitability.

Working closely with the Senior Manager, the Store Manager is also responsible for the management of the team’s image and standards, implementation and adherence to company programs, policies and procedures, as well as scheduling, appraisals, budgeting and attainment of financial results.

Liquor Store Supervisor

The Liquor Store Supervisor provides support to the Store Manager, leading the team in the development of effective sales strategies while emphasizing exceptional customer service. The Supervisor leads by example and motivates team members to continuously rise to their individual potential. In addition, this role provides support and feedback to the Store Manager to maximize store sales potential. Assists in meeting store budget objectives, ordering and receiving, store inventory and merchandizing, and feedback of team performance.

Liquor Store Clerk/Cashier

The Liquor Store Clerk/Cashier provides front line customer service and maintains exceptional customer relations as part of a sales floor team. On top of operating the checkout, the Clerk ensures neat and attractive product presentation and maintains store appearance and cleanliness.

Sommelier Coordinator

The Sommelier Coordinator works with a diverse group of Co-op Wine Spirits Beer team members in order to drive wine sales, build customer loyalty, and provide training and development for team members and customers. They work to promote the distinct competitive advantage of the Co-op Wine Spirits Beer brand.

In addition to providing education on wine, the Sommelier Coordinator curates Co-op Wine Spirits and Beer’s selections, assists in the selling and distribution of our personal wine locker program, and interacts directly with customers to provide advice and create strong relationships with loyal patrons.

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