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We review Couche-Tard’s second quarter performance and the range of programmes and pilots underway which could underpin future growth for the Circle K operator.

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Alimentation Couche-Tard has submitted a AU$8.6bn (US$5.8bn) bid to purchase Caltex Australia. Caltex battling profit downturn The Alimentation Couche-Tard offer is subject to board approval and follows another offer that was made in early October and rejected. Caltex has been repurposing its business in Australia due to a significant downturn in profit margins and already plans to look to ...
Couche-Tard delivered a solid first quarter while facing tough comparables from last year. We look at some of the innovation programmes underway within the business. Headline numbers Total merchandise and service revenues up 1.6% to $3.6bn Same-store merchandise revenues up 2.5% in the US, 0.7% in Europe and 0.3% in Canada Net earnings up 18.3% to $538.8m Circle K global rebrand...
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. Underlying business strength The strength of Couche-Tard’s business is underlined by its same-store sales performance in Q4, with merchandise revenues increasing by 3.4% in the US, 4.2% in Canada and by 4.7% in Europ...

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