Montreal, 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.
Since the start of the pandemic last March, the SAQ has implemented all required preventive measures in its stores, always placing the protection of its employees and customers at the top of its priorities. As customer traffic in the store network tends to increase around the holidays, the SAQ is counting on the cooperation of all to ensure compliance with the measures and help limit the spread of COVID-19.
About the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) Created in 1921, the SAQ imports, distributes and sells a broad range of wines, beers and spirits. Its sales network comprises 410 stores and 426 agency stores located throughout Quebec as well as a transactional website, SAQ.COM. Driven by the passion and know-how of its 7,000 employees, the SAQ offers Quebecers a world of discovery, with more than 35,000 products from 3,700 suppliers in 80 countries. In fiscal 2019-2020, the SAQ supported some 300 organizations and events and paid a dividend of $1.226 billion to the Quebec government, while also ensuring its business activities respected local communities and the environment.