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BCMB Appoints New President
Posted: July 12, 2015

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Beverage Container Management Board (BCMB), I am pleased to announce that Jeff Linton has been appointed as the new President of the BCMB, effective July 13, 2015. Jeff comes to the BCMB from the Alberta Bottle Depot Association where he served as Executive Director for 16 years. He has more than 30 years of management experience across multiple disciplines including the food service industry, computer manufacturing and business development within a non...

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What is a mystery shopper audit?

All Alberta bottle depots are part of our Mystery Shopper program. A mystery shopper audit is a way for the BCMB to ensure that depots are providing accurate refunds to consumers. A “mystery shopper” will return bottles to a depot. They will then report to the BCMB and the depot on the refund they received, and whether the refund was correctly calculated and paid by the depot. Depots are promptly advised of the results of mystery shopper audits.

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