About us

Circle K is a branch of Alimentation Couche-Tard, a leader in the Canadian convenience store industry. In the United States, it is the largest independent convenience store operator in terms of number of company-operated stores. In Europe, Couche-Tard is a leader in convenience store and road transportation fuel in Scandinavian and Baltic countries while it has a significant presence in Poland.

Founded in 1980, Couche-Tard today leads the industry with more than 13,100 convenience stores worldwide. Working at Couche-Tard/Circle K makes you a member of one of the largest network of stores, and a major player in your community.

As of January 31, 2016, Couche-Tard's network comprised 7,979 convinience stores throughout North America, including 6,560 stores with road transportation fuel dispensing. Its North-American network concists of 15 business units, including 11 in the United States covering 41 states and 4 in Canada covering all ten provinces. More than 80,000 people are employed throughout its network and at the service offices in North America.

In Europe, Couche-Tard operates a broad retail network across Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Denmark), Polard, the Baltics (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) and Russia, which comprised 2,218 stores as of January 31, 2016, the majority of which offer road transportation fuel and convenience products while the others are unmanned automated service-stations which offer road transportation fuel only.  The Corporation also offers other products, including stationary energy, marine fuel, aviation fuel, lubricants and chemicals. Couche-Tard operates key fuel terminals and fuel depots in 8 countries. Including employees at Statoil branded franchise stations, about 19,000 people work in its retail network, terminals and service office across Europe.

 In addition, under licensing agreements, about 1,500 stores are operated under the Circle K banner in 13 other countries woldwide (China, Guam, Honduras, Hong King' Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates) which brings to more than 15,000 the number of site in Couche-Tard's network.

 For more than 50 years, Circle K has been one of North America’s most popular and successful operators of convenience stores. Today, there are 128 stores in Atlantic Canada.

At Circle K, our mission is to be the best and most convenient place to shop, and work. Our stores are known around the world for offering busy consumers a wide variety of quality products and services in a fast, friendly, and clean environment. Your neighborhood Circle K store features our award-winning brand of the Premium Circle K Coffee,® Polar Pop® fountain drinks, snacks, candy, ATMs and Circle K Gift Cards.

All Circle K locations in Atlantic Canada sell Irving Oil branded fuels.

Media Contact

To reach a Circle K Media Relations Representative, please check the contact us page on this website for the main phone number of the appropriate Regional Office.

For information or questions about Alimentation Couche-Tard, Circle K’s parent company, please visit us at Alimentation Couche-Tard.

Industry Resources

For additional information on the convenience store and petroleum industries, we encourage you to visit the following web sites:

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