Snacks & Candy

A Stroll Through Circle K, Lucky's Market and RaceTrac

Recapping the store tours from this year's Convenience Retailing University
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CHICAGO — On this episode of the “At Your Convenience” podcast, Brett Dworski, CSP’s center-store editor, sits down with Reynold Romero, vice president of Handy Food Stores, to recap the store tours from this year’s Convenience Retailing University, which featured trips to Circle K, Lucky’s Market and RaceTrac.

Circle K, a division of Alimentation Couche-Tard, Laval, Quebec, has locations throughout 41 U.S. States. The chain offers a variety of branded, proprietary and private-label items, as well as a recently revamped coffee program and its well-known Polar Pop fountain brand.

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Boulder, Colo.-based Lucky's market is a supermarket chain that focuses on organic food. Besides Colorado, Lucky's has stores in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Michigan, Montana, Ohio and Wyoming.

RaceTrac operates more than 500 c-stores in Georgia, Florida, Louisiana and Texas. In 2018, it expanded into Tennessee and opened its 500th location in Hapeville, Ga.

Founded in 1965, Handy Food Stores—a subsidiary of Tampa, Fla.-based B&B Corporate Holdings Inc.—is a family-owned convenience-store chain. The chain has 19 locations throughout Florida’s Hillsborough, Pasco, Hendry, Lee, Collier and Okeechobee counties.

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