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Circle K Activates 3,500 Allpoint ATMs

NCR expands financial network
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LAVAL, Quebec — Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. has activated NCR’s Allpoint ATM Network at more than 3,500 Circle K convenience stores across 30 states. Circle K and NCR’s expanded relationship creates another financial destination for the more than 60 million cardholders who have Allpoint access across digital, traditional and neo-bank issuers.

The activation of the Allpoint Network at Circle K is part of NCR’s efforts to expand access and deliver a wider portfolio of services to customers exactly where and when they want them. This deployment will bring customers more convenient and surcharge-free financial solutions via thousands of new Allpoint ATM access points.

“Providing our customers with quick access to financial solutions is part of our mission to make their lives a little easier every day,” said Margaret Barron, vice president of global marketing and brand for Circle K. “We’re excited to bring Allpoint to many of our stores, and also hope that, in addition to getting cash surcharge-free, Allpoint users will experience all the Circle K brand has to offer, from our quality guaranteed fuel to our craveable fresh food and beverage offerings and their favorite convenience items.”

The expansion builds on more than a decade of collaboration between NCR and Circle K, which also includes Circle K’s adoption of the NCR Commerce Platform.

“Consumers want high-quality financial access everywhere—where they work, on their phones and, naturally, where they shop. Forward-thinking merchants like Circle K clearly see the value of meeting this need,” said Don Layden, executive vice president and president of payments and network for NCR. “We are thrilled to add more Circle K stores to the Allpoint Network and glad to give their customers even more reasons to come to the store to not only shop but also to use state-of-the-art Allpoint access points for a growing list of services.”

NCR Corp., based in Atlanta, connects and runs technology platforms for self-directed banking, stores and restaurants. NCR’s Allpoint Network is a retail-based, surcharge-free ATM network, available at more than 55,000 locations worldwide, including more than 40,000 in the U.S. Allpoint partners with retail establishments to bring consumers closer to their everyday banking platforms and is part of a growing set of NCR solutions.

Couche-Tard’s 26-country global network includes approximately 9,300 c-stores in North America, with more than 7,100 in the United States, mainly under the Circle K and Holiday Stationstores banners, and approximately 2,100 in Canada under the Circle K, Mac’s and Couche-Tard banners. In Europe, under the Circle K and other banners, Couche-Tard operates a retail network in Scandinavia, Ireland, Poland, the Baltics and Russia including more than 2,700 stores and unmanned automated fuel stations. And under licensing agreements, more than 2,200 stores operate under the Circle K banner in 15 other countries and territories. This brings Laval, Quebec-based Couche-Tard’s worldwide total network to approximately 14,200 mostly Circle K-branded c-stores.

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