The largest c-store operator in Canada, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. is also a major force in the U.S. and global c-store markets. Couche-Tard’s North American retail network operates in the United States under the Circle K and Holiday Stationstores banners and in Canada under the Circle K and Couche-Tard banners. It also has retail networks in Scandinavia, Iceland, Poland, the Baltics and Russia, and it licenses the Circle K brand in 16 other countries. Circle K stores offer a wide variety of branded and private-label items, as well as the Simply Great coffee and Polar Pop fountain programs.

In 2021, following a strategic review of its sites, Couche-Tard announced it would divest 355 sites in North America, including 48 sites in Oklahoma sold to Casey’s General Stores Inc. (No. 3) for $39 million in an all-cash transaction.

For benchmarking purposes, store counts are as of Jan. 1, 2022.

Headquarters:Laval, Quebec
No. of Stores:7103
Rank Last Year:2