Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ)
The SAQ is a government corporation that sells alcoholic beverages throughout the province of Quebec. A growing company, it currently employs nearly 6,000 persons and manages more than 800 points of sale including its network of 403 outlet and six depots. Annual gross sales exceed $2.5 billion, some $1,5 billion of which comes from the stores of its outlet network.
The SAQ also operates large warehouses with a combined capacity of 4.3 million cases and a fleet of 230 transport and delivery vehicles. It supplies 22,800 holders of alcoholic beverage sales licenses (hotels, restaurants, bars, etc.) and 277 food wholesalers who, in turn, serve the needs of 8,400 grocers. In 2004-2005, the SAQ sold 7,633 products from more than 2,400 producers in some 45 countries.
Quebec's population exceeds 7,400,000.
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