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Alimentation Couche-Tard

Alimentation Couche-Tard

Alimentation Couche-Tard is a multinational convenience store chain.

As of January 31, 2021, Alimentation Couche-Tard had more than 7,100 stores in North America. Most of the stores are operated under the global Circle K brand, although a number of stores still operate under the Holiday Stationstores trade name.

Revenue
Merchandise and service revenues
(US$ million)

According to Alimentation Couche-Tard's annual report, the company's in-store merchandise revenues are comprised primarily of the sale of tobacco and alternative tobacco products, beer, wine, beverage, grocery items, candy and snacks, and fresh food offerings, including quick service restaurants. Merchandise sales also include wholesale of merchandise and goods to certain independent operators and franchisees made from the company's distribution centers and commissaries.

Tobacco products

Tobacco products represent the company's largest product category of merchandise and service revenues. For fiscal 2020, tobacco products represented approximately 40.0% and 21.0% of total merchandise and service revenues and gross profits, respectively.

Service revenues

Service revenues include car wash revenues, commissions on the sale of lottery tickets, and the issuance of money orders, fees from automatic teller machines, sales of calling cards and gift cars, fees for cashing checks, sales of postage stamps, and sales of bus tickets. Service revenues also include franchise and license fees as well as commissions from agents and royalties from franchisees and licensees. The company also generates license fees revenues derived from the underlying sale of cannabis product through a licensed store in Ontario, Canada.

Road transportation fuel revenues

During fiscal 2020, road transportation fuel revenues accounted for approximately 71.0% of Alimentation Couche-tard's total revenues, but the road transportation fuel gross margin represented about only 46.0% of the their overall gross profits.

(US$ million)

The company includes in its revenues the total dollar amount of road transportation fuel sales, including any embedded taxes when they are included in the purchase price, if they take ownership of the road transportation fuel inventory. In the United States and in Europe, in some instances, the company purchases road transportation fuel and sells it to certain independent store operators at cost plus a mark-up. The company records the full value of these revenues as road transportation fuel revenues. Where Alimentation Couche-tard acts as a selling agent for a petroleum distributor, only the commission they earn is recorded as revenue.

External customer revenues 2020 (US$ million)

United States
Europe
Canada
Total

Merchandise and services

10,947.2

1,416.3

2,302.7

14,666.2

Other

93.6

652.0

21.3

766.9

Road transportation fuel

26,802.5

7,481.1

4,415.7

38,699.3

Consolidated results for Q4 2020

(US$ million)
12-week period ended April 26, 2020
12-week period ended April 28, 2020

Operating income

769.6

410.2

Revenue

9,687.2

13,113.3

Merchandise and service gross margin in the US 2020

12-week period ended April 26, 2020
12-week period ended April 28, 2019

33.0%

33.9%

Timeline

January 26, 2021
Alimentation Couche-Tard and McGill University launch a retail innovation laboratory at McGill University’s Bensadoun School of Retail Management.
January 14, 2021
McGill University and Alimentation Couche-Tard launch unique laboratory store to propel retail industry and customers into the future

McGill University and Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. announce their partnership in the launch of a retail innovation lab at the Bensadoun School of Retail Management--a live testing ground for innovative and frictionless technologies that address the retail sector's challenges of the future.

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Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.
June 4, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ - Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. ("Couche-Tard" or the "Corporation") (TSX: ATD.A) (TSX: ATD.B) will release its financial results for its fourth...
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.
May 10, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ - Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. ("Couche-Tard") (TSX: ATD.A) (TSX: ATD.B) announced today that it has successfully priced a private debt offering...
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.
May 10, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ - Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. ("Couche-Tard") (TSX: ATD.A) (TSX: ATD.B) announced today that it intends, subject to market and other conditions,...
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.
April 21, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ - Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. ("Couche-Tard" or the "Corporation") (TSX: ATD.A) (TSX: ATD.B) announced today that it has terminated early the...
ITBusiness Staff
January 26, 2021
IT Business
Written by Catherine Morin Editor for Direction Informatique In a joint effort to transform customer experience at a critical time for retailers, Alimentation
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.
January 14, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ - McGill University and Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. announce their partnership in the launch of a retail innovation lab at the Bensadoun School...
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.
November 24, 2020
www.prnewswire.com:443
Net earnings attributable to shareholders of the Corporation ("net earnings") were $757.0 million or $0.68 per diluted share for the second quarter of fiscal...
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.
November 24, 2020
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ - Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. ("Couche-Tard" or the "Corporation") (TSX: ATD.A) (TSX: ATD.B) announced today that the Toronto Stock Exchange...
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.
November 14, 2020
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ - Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. ("Couche-Tard" or the "Corporation") (TSX: ATD.A) (TSX: ATD.B) will release its financial results for the second...
The Canadian Press
February 13, 2020
CTVNews
Caltex Australia Ltd., Australia's largest retail fuel and convenience chain, says it has received a revised takeover offer from Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.
Colin McClelland
November 29, 2019
Financial Post
A Circle-K store, owned by Alimentation Couche-Tarde, in Vietnam.Maike Elan/Bloomberg files

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