Canac on track for record year as demand soars

QUEBEC CITY — Canac has suspended online orders as a surge in demand has left it scrambling to keep shelves filled in stores. Building materials grew in popularity at the outbreak of the pandemic, and with summer arriving, customers are flocking to buy seasonal items. “I’m trying to find, for example, black earth [soil]. I have no more straw,” Canac President Jean Laberge told Le Journal de Montréal. “There has been a tremendous appetite for gardening products and patio wood. I also have a few pieces of outdoor furniture and barbecue, but I never saw that train [of events] coming.”