Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc is headquartered in Laval, Quebec, Canada, a suburb of Montreal.
It was founded in 1980 by Alain Bouchard who is the current chairman of the company. Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc is also called Couche-Tard, where Couche-Tard means night owl.
It is one of the biggest company owned convenience operators with presence across the North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico) as well as in Asia (Japan, China, Indonesia). The organization works its corporate stores broadly under following banners: Couche-Tard, Circle K, Mac's, On the Run as well as certain other affiliated brands like Dairy Mart, 7-jours and Winks.
In Canada, Couche-Tard is the pioneer in the convenience store industry. The company is the biggest independent convenience store operator in the United States in terms of the number of company operated stores. As far as Europe is concerned, Couche-Tard is a pioneer in convenience store and road transportation in the Scandinavian and Baltic nations along with a noteworthy presence in Poland.
All across North America, Couche-Tard's system has more than 7,900 convenience stores. The company has more than 15 business units with 11 of those in United States. These 11 units cover more than 41 states in US. In Canada, the company has 4 business units covering all the 10 provinces
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.’s sales turnover in Canada was 34 Billion Canadian dollars in 2015. The company earned 1.12 Billion Canadian dollars profit. The company employs more than 80,000 employees that ensure that the customer receives superior value through its wide network and service offices in North America.