Couche-Tard Corrects Erroneous News Story

couchetardLOGOThe convenience store giant notes it did not acquire stores from Grupo Modelo.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. announced that it was brought to its attention that an information disseminated through electronic media by a third party financial news service erroneously reported that Couche-Tard had entered into an agreement with Grupo Modelo to acquire 878 stores operated under the banner Extra in Mexico.

Couche-Tard wishes to clarify that it was not part of this transaction and that Circulo K is a licensee of one of its subsidiaries. This licensee holds rights to develop the Circle K brand in Mexico. For more information about this transaction, please refer to Grupo Modelo’s press release, which can be found at

The third party news service was notified of this misleading information and pending a rectifying article, Couche-Tard decided to issue this clarification.

As of October 13, 2013, Couche-Tard’s network comprises 6,207 convenience stores throughout North America, including 4,698 stores with road transportation fuel dispensing.