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Circle K Goes Live With Grabango Checkout-Free Tech

6 locations in Arizona go frictionless
convenience store mobile app
Photograph courtesy of Grabango

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.”

“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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