Montreal, January 7, 2020 – Reacting to the new measures announced by the Quebec government to limit the spread of COVID-19, the SAQ will shorten the opening hours of its Express stores to comply with the planned curfew.
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.
Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, the SAQ has made a priority of protecting its employees and customers and taken all necessary preventive measures in its store network. The SAQ is counting on the cooperation of everyone to ensure the measures are complied with.
For more details, visit the page on the mitigation measures implemented in response to 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.