With the acquisition just announced, we will soon be bringing the Circle K experience to more customers in the Gulf Coast region with the addition of 17 convenience stores in Alabama and Louisiana, operating primarily under the Purple Cow name. The agreement with Slidell Oil Co. of Slidell, La., also includes 23 wholesale fuels accounts mainly in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.

Slidell Oil Co. is a third-generation business owned and led by brothers Keith and Brian Baker since the early 2000s. The company began the 1940s and has a proud history in both the convenience retail and wholesale fuels business in the region.

We are very pleased to add Slidell Oil’s high-quality locations and fueling assets to our growing footprint along the Gulf Coast. As we expand our presence in area, we look forward to bringing the Circle K experience to new customers and making their lives a little easier every day.”

 Alex Miller, EVP, North American Operations

Through the acquisition, ACT is gaining large, modern, high-volume facilities that will complement the existing Circle K portfolio in the region while further building Circle K’s wholesale fuels business.

With our track record of successfully incorporating acquired assets into our operations and the strong leadership team we have in place, we are well positioned to integrate quickly Slidell’s stores into our Gulf Coast business and welcome them into the Circle K family.

Trey Powell, VP Gulf Coast.