Circle K will be progressively expanding its presence in the Southeast in the coming year.
All Kangaroo Express locations throughout the Southeast are soon to be rebranded as Circle K stores. The rebranding initiative is scheduled to begin within the month and is expected to be completed by the end of the summer.
According to a report from The Gainesville Sun, the rebranding comes following the acquisition of Kangaroo Express’ parent company, The Pantry, by Circle K’s parent company, Alimentation Couche-Tard. The transaction closed in March 2015 for $860 million in cash.
Couche-Tard has explained that the rebranding will include more than changing signs. Some stores will receive new fuel brands, some will offer Shell and others will provide Mobil. All of the rebranded stores will also offer the 79-cent Polar Pop drinks. Circle K stores typically employ 15-20 workers.
In addition to the rebranding of all Kangaroo Express stores, Circle K is also preparing to break ground for a 5,000-square-foot convenience store in Ocala, Fla. The new store will feature a “state-of-the-art” 24-flavor drink fountain, which will include eight frozen-drink dispensers. A coffee bar, milkshake machine and two flavors of frozen yogurt will also be available to customers of the new store.