LAVAL, Quebec — Circle K has installed technology from Grabango, a provider of checkout-free technology for convenience stores and grocery stores, in a multi-store rollout in select Arizona Circle K c-stores. Grabango’s checkout-free experience is now available across six Circle K stores, one in Tucson and five in Marana.
“I’m thrilled to announce that we’re working with Circle K and its parent company, Alimentation Couche-Tard, on the largest rollout of checkout-free retrofits to date,” said Will Glaser, CEO of Grabango. “Couche-Tard is a sophisticated global partner that’s a leader in delivering technology to benefit its customers. Together, we’re fulfilling the promise of making convenience stores more convenient.”
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“We are passionate about exploring technology that empowers our store teams and helps make our customers’ lives a little easier every day,” said Magnus Tägtström, head of global digital innovation at Couche-Tard. “We’re looking forward to seeing Grabango’s autonomous checkout solution support our ongoing efforts to make the store experience as seamless and frictionless as possible for our on-the-go customers.”
With the expansion of coverage to five Giant Eagle GetGo stores in the Greater Pittsburgh area along with these Circle K stores in the west, Grabango’s checkout-free technology now reaches shoppers coast to coast.
Grabango, based in Berkeley, Calif., is a provider of checkout-free technology for existing store chains.
Circle K is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., Laval, Quebec. Couche-Tard operates in 26 countries and territories, with more than 14,200 stores, more than 7,100 in the United States covering 48 states, primarily under the Circle K and Holiday Stationstores banners.
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