Head Quarters: Laval, Quebec
Number of States: 48
With over 14,000 stores worldwide—including more than 7,000 in the United States—Couche- Tard is one of the global leaders in convenience retail. In 2003, Couche-Tard acquired the Circle K corporation from the ConocoPhillips Company. This transaction significantly grew the company with the addition of 1,663 Circle K corporate stores in 16 state and another 627 with a franchising or licensing agreement either in the United States or overseas. Today, Circle K is Couche-Tard’s dominant and most recognizable domestic brand. The 2017 acquisitions of Holiday Station Stores and CST Brands also added nearly 2,000 stores to the company’s portfolio. In 2021, the company acquired 35 Porter’s Convenience Store locations in Oregon and Washington.