Montreal, December 18, 2021 – The SAQ is pleased to announce that the agreement in principle reached on Tuesday, December 14, with the union representing the employees of its distribution centres was approved by a margin of 86.3% at union meetings held yesterday afternoon in Quebec City and this morning in Montreal.

“The approval of this agreement allows us to focus on the future and, especially, on continuing to restock our stores and business partners’ establishments,” said Catherine Dagenais, President and Chief Executive Officer of the SAQ.

Traffic has been very high in SAQ stores in recent weeks and, despite the huge efforts made to fill the shelves of its 400 stores as quickly as possible, a few more weeks will be required before the situation returns to normal.

“Until then, I once again encourage customers to rely on our advisors, who will help them find what they need to celebrate this unique season with their families and friends. I also want to thank our customers, business partners and all our employees for the patience and understanding they have shown in recent weeks,” Ms. Dagenais concluded.