Circle K is an international chain of convenience stores, founded in 1951, in El Paso, Texas, United States. It is owned and operated by the Canadian-based Alimentation Couche-Tard.
Since the 1980s, Circle K has been the largest company-owned convenience-store chain (i.e. of non-franchised stores) in the U.S. It was second in overall number of U.S. stores to 7-Eleven. However by 1989, it faced strong competition from convenience stores owned by oil companies, and Circle K declared bankruptcy in 1990. By July 2010, Circle K had dropped to fourth rank in number of stores (3,455), then behind BP (4,730 stores) and Shell (4,630 convenience stores).
Hmm.. How about the management???
Circle K has marketing and merchandising programs are strong in meeting customer needs by understanding the patterns of thought, behavior, work and shopping patterns of customers in outlets Circle K.
In addition, close cooperation with supply partners to provide attractive prices for customers franchises Circle K. In success-owned big names Circle K, the franchisor also participated in site selection by doing market analysis, site selection, sales forecasting models and market strategy planning.
Do you know about the mission and vision??
At Circle K, the mission are “Creating a pleasant shopping experience through a selection of promotional products, creative activities, and create a safe and comfortable shopping.Creating an integrated work processes among the functions of the organization and continually improve human resource capabilities.