Couche-Tard is the leader in the Canadian convenience store industry. In the United States, it is the largest independent convenience store operator in terms of the number of company-operated stores. In Europe, Couche-Tard is a leader in convenience store and road transportation fuel retail in the Scandinavian countries (Norway, Sweden and Denmark), in the Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania), as well as in Ireland, and has an important presence in Poland. In Asia, Couche-Tard operates a network of company-operated convenience stores in Hong Kong with an enviable local position.
As of January 31, 2021, Couche-Tard’s network comprised 9,257 convenience stores throughout North America, including 8,088 stores with road transportation fuel dispensing. Its North American network consists of 18 business units, including 14 in the United States covering 47 states and 4 in Canada covering all 10 provinces. Approximately 109,000 people are employed throughout its network and at its service offices in North America.
In Europe and other regions, Couche-Tard operates a broad retail network across Scandinavia, Ireland, Poland, the Baltics and Russia through 10 business units. As of January 31, 2021, Couche-Tard’s network comprised 2,725 stores, the majority of which offer road transportation fuel and convenience products while the others are unmanned automated fuel stations which only offer road transportation fuel. Couche-Tard also offers other products, including aviation fuel and energy for stationary engines. Including employees at branded franchise stores, approximately 22,000 people work in its retail network, terminals and service offices across Europe. In Asia, Couche-Tard’s network comprises 341 company-operated stores in Hong Kong, offering a strong on-the-go food offer as well as a variety of other merchandise items and service. More than 3,500 people are employed in its retail network and service offices.
In addition, under licensing agreements, more than 1,900 stores are operated under the Circle K banner in 14 other countries and territories (Cambodia, Egypt, Guam, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Jamaica, Macau, Mexico, Mongolia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam), which brings the worldwide total network to more than 14,200 stores
Couche-Tard is a Canadian company which shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: ATD.A) (TSX: ATD.B).