LAVAL, QC, Aug. 30, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, Alimentation Couche-Tard ("Couche-Tard") and its North American network of stores (Couche-Tard and Circle K) announced its fundraising efforts to help support its employees, customers, and communities affected by Hurricane Harvey.
The state of Texas is home to one of Couche-Tard's largest business units with more than 700 stores. Over 120 were closed due to storm damage. As of August 29th, 19 stores remain closed in south Texas and 71 in the Houston area.
"Our Texas team is working tirelessly to get stores reopened, fuel to the pumps, clean water for sanitation and food service, and shelves restocked. I am so grateful for all of their efforts on supporting the communities, our customers and our fellow employees," said Brian Hannasch, President and CEO of Couche-Tard.
Couche-Tard announced that all of its North American network of close to 9,500 stores will take part in raising funds for the Red Cross. Customers will be able to contribute while shopping at all of those locations. Couche-Tard is also donating 100,000 dollars to the Red Cross in order to get immediate support to its employees and the community.
The company has also activated an internal fundraising campaign to help employees whose lives and welfare have been damaged by the storm. The campaign has been endowed with a company contribution of 150,000 dollars and will be supported by employees across the network who want to help their Texas colleagues.
"Our hearts and prayers go out to all those displaced and suffering by this catastrophic storm. Through the generosity of our staff, and by collaborating with the Red Cross, we want to provide relief to our impacted employees and communities," concluded Brian Hannasch.
About Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.
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 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 States (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) and in Ireland with an important presence in Poland. For more information on Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., please visit: http://corpo.couche-tard.com.
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