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The SAQ Is Increasing The Prices Of Over 2,000 Products This Weekend

There was already a price increase in March.
The SAQ Is Increasing The Prices Of Over 2,000 Products This Weekend

SAQ price increases first announced in May are scheduled to take effect on Sunday, July 18.

2,055 SAQ products, including 1,633 regular, non-specialty items, will see an average price increase of $0.13 or 0.7%, according to a July 12 press release from the Crown corporation.

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An additional 251 products will see their prices decrease. 

The SAQ says the increases are due to freight charges stemming from a strained shipping sector.

"For several months now, the strong worldwide demand for ocean transport has forced many freight forwarders to delay order pick-ups," the company explained.

"In addition, several strategic ports are congested. The situation is further complicated by the scarcity of empty shipping containers on the market."

The last SAQ price adjustment was in March.