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Having reported a strong fourth quarter, capping off an excellent year for the business, we look at the prospects for Circle K’s operator, Couche-Tard, over the next 12 months.

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We review Couche-Tard’s third quarter performance and how it’s developing new food-to-go offers in North America and Europe. Record profit performance Total third quarter revenue increased 4.6% to $16.5bn, with merchandise and service revenue up 8.8% to $4.2bn. The retailer also saw strong growth in same-stores sales, increasing by 4.9% in Canada, 4.5% in the US and by 2.9% in Europe. Profi...
We've been in-store in Dublin to explore some of the latest retail/ food-to-go fusion concepts ahead of our April 25 safari.Here are some of the key things we took from our latest set of visits. BWG - giving SPAR stores a new look and feel One of the key headlines from our visit was the new look and feel we saw in BWG’s SPAR stores. SPAR Merrion Row, a long time favourite of ours in Dublin,...
We review Couche-Tard’s second quarter performance and progress against its strategic initiatives. Sales growth underpinned up revamped promotional and marketing activities Couche Tard’s second quarter merchandise and service revenues increased by 11.1% to $3.5bn, with total revenue up 21.1% to $14.7bn. Net earnings were up 9.4% to $473.1m. Same-store sales increased by 5.1% in Canada, by 4...

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