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McDougall Energy to operate 20 Circle K locations across the province

The sites are set to open within the next five years
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., owner of Circle K convenience stores, announced Wednesday that McDougall Energy will operate 20 full-services franchises. Pictured in this Sept. 1 file photo is the Circle K on Second Line East, which is not part of the McDougall deal. Jeff Klassen/SooToday

It was announced today that Sault Ste. Marie’s McDougall Energy Inc. will soon operate 20 full-service Circle K franchises in various locations throughout Ontario.

A spokesperson for McDougall told SooToday, “These will be new dealer opportunities or there is potential to convert some current dealers in our network to this brand of convenience store.”

McDougall is not affiliated with the existing Circle K location on Second Line East.

A news release issued today by Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. follows:

LAVAL - Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (“Couche-Tard”), one of the world’s largest convenience store retailers with over 15,000 stores globally, recently announced new full-service franchise offerings with its Circle K brand in Ontario, Canada. McDougall Energy Inc. is the first company to take advantage of this opportunity signing an agreement on 20 sites to open within the next five years.

Circle K entered the Ontario franchise market to foster the growth of the brand and complement Couche-Tard’s nearly 10,000 stores in North America, including over 2,200 in Canada. McDougall Energy is a privately-owned Canadian business, which has been serving energy customers for over 70 years including through its expanding network of retail fuel dealers in Ontario and British Columbia, Canada.

“We believe McDougall Energy will be an excellent partner in our growth in the Ontario market,” added Matt McCure, Vice President, Circle K Worldwide Franchise. “McDougall Energy has proven itself as a successful owner of dealer networks, and will help drive traffic to the Circle K brand and its popular products for customers on the go in the Ontario province.”

“As a company looking for continued growth, it is a natural fit for us to partner with Circle K,” stated Darren McDougall, president of McDougall Energy. “We are pleased to be aligning with the success and experience that comes with Circle K and to expand our dealer network with a leading brand in Canadian convenience stores.”


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