The SAQ was informed that one of its store employees was diagnosed today with COVID-19. The employee, who works at the store, located at 7077, Casgrain Avenue in Montreal, last worked on Thurdsay, April 9, 2020. He is currently in isolation at home, where he can focus on his recovery. The SAQ’s management team and his colleagues wish him a prompt recovery and are offering him the support he needs.
5-year investment in the SAQ Chair for the Valorization of Glass in Materials
April 14, 2021
The SAQ Chair for the Valorization of Glass in Materials, held by Arezki Tagnit-Hamou, Professor in the Faculty of Engineering of the Université de Sherbrooke (UdeS), can continue to count on the enthusiasm and contribution of its partners in work on the use of glass powder as an additive for concrete. UdeS and its main partner for the past 16 years, the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ), have announced new funding of five years for the Chair in partnership with Hydro-Québec, the Ville de Montréal, the Ville de Sherbrooke, Éco Entreprises Québec, Prodexim International, Techo-Bloc, and the UdeS Foundation. The Chair will therefore be able to draw from funding of approximately $2.4 million from 2020 to 2024.
SAQ raises more than $863,000 for the Food Banks of Quebec network
April 8, 2021
The SAQ’s first fundraising campaign of the year for the Food Banks of Quebec (FBQ) network was held from April 1 to 7 in its outlets and online via SAQ.com, with customers urged to purchase made-in-Quebec products and make a donation at checkout.
Quebec products in the spotlight to benefit Food Banks of Quebec
March 30, 2021
For the 12th edition of its campaign in support of Food Banks of Quebec (FBQ), the SAQ is encouraging customers to show their solidarity during this difficult time due to the health crisis by buying local products. From April 1 to 7, 2021, the SAQ will donate one meal to the FBQ for each Quebec product it sells.
Net income rises to $458.6 million in third quarter of fiscal 2020-2021
March 31, 2021
The SAQ today announced the results for the third quarter of its 2020-2021 fiscal year, which ended January 2, 2021. Compared with the third quarter of the preceding fiscal year, sales rose 3.9% to end the quarter at $1.267 billion. For their part, volume sales totalled 74.9 million litres, a 3.3% increase.
The Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) today announced that it will invest $48.5 million to expand its Montreal distribution centre. Construction of the 200,000 square foot expansion and installation of automated single order picking equipment will boost operational efficiency.
Digital transformation The SAQ modernizes its technology infrastructure
January 21, 2021
As part of the digital transformation called for in its Strategic Plan 2021-2023, the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) will carry out a major upgrade to its technology infrastructure in the coming days.
Holiday break to limit the spread of COVID-19 The SAQ authorized to remain open
January 7, 2021
Beginning Saturday, January 9, all Express stores will close their doors at 7:30 p.m. instead of 8 p.m. This will ensure that all SAQ stores are in compliance with the new measures, as the opening hours adopted for non-Express stores since the start of the pandemic already meet the curfew requirements.
Holiday break to limit the spread of COVID-19 The SAQ authorized to remain open
December 16, 2020
Yesterday, among the measures announced by the Quebec government to limit the spread of COVID-19, the SAQ was listed as one of the businesses authorized to maintain retail operations between December 25, 2020, and January 10, 2021.
Net income reaches $311 million in second quarter of fiscal 2020-2021
December 8, 2020
The Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) today announced the results for the second quarter of its 2020-2021 fiscal year. Sales during the quarter totalled $861 million, a 6.7% increase from the second quarter of the preceding fiscal year. The SAQ also reported net income of $311 million, remitted in its entirety to the Quebec government.
The SAQ launches a new Food Banks of Quebec campaign
December 1, 2020
As the holiday season draws near, the sad truth is that many people in need have no choice but to rely on food banks. In view of this reality, the SAQ is encouraging its customers to show their solidarity between December 3 and 9 by making a contribution to Food Banks of Quebec (FBQ).
The SAQ presents more than $500,000 to the Food Banks of Quebec network
September 10, 2020
The SAQ’s second fundraising campaign of the year for the Food Banks of Quebec (FBQ) network was held in SAQ stores, where, between August 27 and September 2, customers were encouraged to make a contribution at checkout. Totalling $572,806, the donation also includes the $12 delivery fees, given in full to the FBQ, for online orders made between May 31 and July 11, 2020.
World first Bridges incorporating glass powder built in Montreal
September 8, 2020
The Ville de Montréal, the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) and the Chaire SAQ de valorisation du verre dans les matériaux at the Université de Sherbrooke are pleased to announce a world first: the construction of two bridges using concrete that is 10% finely ground recovered glass.
Net income of $243.5 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2020-2021
August 31, 2020
The SAQ today announced the results for the first quarter of its 2020-2021 fiscal year, which ended June 20, 2020. . In a quarter impacted by COVID-19 in various ways, sales totalled $768.6 million, an increase of only 0.7% over the first quarter of the preceding fiscal year.
The SAQ continues sharing, this time with a fall campaign for Food Banks of Quebec (FBQ)
August 26, 2020
To support its fellow citizens who face a challenging food situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) is encouraging Quebecers to show their solidarity during its fall campaign for the benefit of Food Banks of Quebec (FBQ).
The SAQ announces net income of $1.226 billion for fiscal 2019-2020
June 9, 2020
The SAQ ended its 2019-2020 fiscal year on March 28, 2020, with net income of $1.226 billion, up $79.6 million from the preceding fiscal year. Sales rose 5.9% to reach $3.489 billion. A $1.226 billion dividend paid to the Quebec government to the benefit of all Quebecers.
The SAQ encourages you to make Quebec one of your choice!
June 4, 2020
As Quebec products continue gaining in popularity and customers become more aware of the issues around buying locally, the SAQ is pleased to announce the introduction of two new distinctive identifiers for Quebec products: Made in Québec and Bottled in Québec.
The SAQ has transferred a record of over $2.8 million to Food Banks of Quebec (FBQ)
June 2, 2020
The SAQ employees and Quebecers at large have once again showed their solidarity with people in difficult situations. As a result, the SAQ is proud to have remitted a grand total of $2 865 444 million to the FBQ over the last three months, making company the largest single donor to the FBQ network.
The SAQ continues sharing through its spring campaign for Food Banks of Quebec
May 14, 2020
To support fellow citizens facing precarious and unforeseeable situations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) urges Quebecers to show their support during its spring fundraising campaign for Food Banks of Quebec (FBQ).
Sales of $1,219.3 million for the third quarter of 2019-2020
April 14, 2020
The SAQ today announced its financial results for the third quarter of its fiscal year, which ended on January 4, 2020. Compared with the third quarter of its preceding fiscal year, sales rose 5.2% to $1,219.3 million. This increase enabled the SAQ declare net earnings of $448 million, remitted in its entirety to the Quebec government.
COVID-19 – The SAQ changes its opening hours to give its employees a break on Sundays
March 21, 2020
For several days now, the SAQ has been operating with reduced staff due to preventive self-isolation and the closing of schools and daycare centres. The current situation and high amount of traffic in SAQ stores mean that employees are experiencing considerable fatigue and concern. The SAQ has therefore decided to change the opening hours of the store network to give team members time to rest. Effective tomorrow and for an indeterminate period, all SAQ stores will be closed on Sundays and will reopen their doors to customers at noon on Mondays. Monday mornings will be devoted to cleaning and sanitizing the stores and restocking the shelves so that team members will be ready to start serving customers again.
The SAQ answers the call of Food Banks of Québec - A message from Catherine Dagenais, President and CEO of the SAQ
March 18, 2020
Here at the SAQ, we were deeply concerned after food banks across the country raised alarm bells. The exceptional circumstances we are all currently going through require that we stick together and show solidarity. That’s why today we’re giving $1 million to Food Banks of Québec (FBQ). We want to support Quebecers facing precarious and unpredictable situations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We’d like to invite you to join us and help the food banks by making an online donation on the FBQ website.
The SAQ responds to call from Food Banks of Quebec
March 18, 2020
Answering a cry for help from the country’s food banks, the SAQ is donating $1 million to Food Banks of Quebec (FBQ). The move is in support of Quebecers who find themselves in dire and unforeseen circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The SAQ is also encouraging customers to join the effort to support food banks by making a donation online through the FBQ website.
Coming together in the face of COVID-19 : A message from Catherine Dagenais, President and CEO of the SAQ
March 17, 2020
In this difficult period of uncertainty, we know that every one of you is growing increasingly concerned about the COVID-19 virus. Rest assured that we stand together and that all our stores have implemented strict prevention measures that will allow our team to continue serving you. Our top priority remains the health of our employees and clients.
The Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) is sensitive to Quebecers’ growing concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and has implemented measures aimed at minimizing the health risks for employees and customers and ensuring a safe working and shopping environment. The SAQ’s senior management has set up a dedicated committee that meets daily to assess the level of risk associated with COVID-19 and make sure the appropriate procedures have been implemented and explained to employees and customers.