Despite food inflation, some grocers still manage to offer significant discounts to their customers.
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This is particularly the case for Les Escomptes St-Jean, in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, whose owner, Yves Dubé, is proud to slash prices.
The traffic is such that Mr. Dubé recently opened a branch in Sherbrooke, and even plans to soon offer his services in Montreal, since he plans to open another branch in the metropolis towards the end of October.
“St-Jean discounts, it’s not complicated. We buy surpluses, discontinued products, products with packaging defects, with close expiration dates, so we can offer fresh products, especially products also at good prices,” explains the owner. program “Le 8:30 p.m.”.
The discounts offered in its branches are also substantial.
“This week we have halloumi cheese: 2 for $5, which sells on average – I’ll be kind – $5, 5.5% [l’unité]», exemplifies Mr. Dubé.
The grocer thus manages to offer discounts of 50 to 60% to its customers, and sometimes more. What’s more, he says demand has exploded in recent years.
“In Sherbrooke, [quand on a ouvert]in three days we had 4000, 4500 people,” he explains.
Watch the full interview with Yves Dubé in the video above.
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