LAVAL, QC, July 3, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Couche-Tard is proud to turn over $70,000 to the Red Cross to support the victims of last spring's flooding.
It took just 16 days, from May 3 to 19, for $70,000 to be raised by Couche-Tard and Circle K employees and customers, who were asked to donate online and in-store. Individuals who gave by clicking a link or adding it to their bill had their donations matched by the company, doubling the campaign's results.
This initiative by Couche-Tard is in line with the company's desire and commitment to uphold its social responsibility efforts. Residents of Québec, Ontario and the Atlantic provinces all demonstrated their engagement and generosity.
"Couche-Tard maintains its involvement with the community, and the response we had was unbelievable. These funds were raised in no time at all. We're proud of this engagement and hope that community members know they can count on our efforts and people-focused approach," said Sophie Provencher, VP of Operations, Québec West at Couche-Tard.
At the same time, Couche-Tard also took measures to aid employees who were directly affected by the spring flooding.
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.
As of February 3, 2019, Couche-Tard's network comprised 9,933 convenience stores throughout North America, including 8,662 stores with road transportation fuel dispensing. Its North American network consists of 19 business units, including 15 in the United States covering 48 states and 4 in Canada covering all 10 provinces. Approximately 105,000 people are employed throughout its network and at its service offices in North America. In addition, through CrossAmerica Partners LP, Couche-Tard supplies road transportation fuel under various brands to approximately 1,300 locations in the United States.
In Europe, Couche-Tard operates a broad retail network across Scandinavia, Ireland, Poland, the Baltics and Russia through ten business units. As of February 3, 2019, Couche-Tard's network comprised 2,709 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 stationary energy and aviation fuel. Including employees at branded franchise stores, approximately 25,000 people work in its retail network, terminals and service offices across Europe.
In addition, under licensing agreements, more than 2,100 stores are operated under the Circle K banner in 14 other countries and territories (Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, Guam, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Mexico, Mongolia, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam), which brings the worldwide total network to more than 16,000 stores.
SOURCE Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.
For further information: Serge Vallières, 514-589-7214, [email protected]