LAVAL, QC, Jan. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (the "Company") (TSX: ATD.A) (TSX: ATD.B) will host a conference call with analysts to discuss the Company's strategic goals and the opportunities it sees for operational partnerships with Carrefour SA going forward.
When: Monday, January 18, 2021
Time: 8:00 a.m. EST
Live call dial-in: (888) 390-0549 (NA toll-free) or (416) 764-8682 (International)
Conference ID: 72819822#
Webcast: A live webcast of the call can be accessed from the Investor Relations section of Couche-Tard's website at https://corpo.couche-tard.com/en/investor-relations/corporate-presentations/. The webcast will be archived and available for replay following the call.
About Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.
Couche-Tard is the leader in the Canadian convenience store industry. In the United States, it is the largest independent convenience store operator in terms of the number of company-operated stores. In Europe, Couche-Tard is a leader in convenience store and road transportation fuel retail in the Scandinavian countries (Norway, Sweden and Denmark), in the Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania), as well as in Ireland, and has an important presence in Poland.
As of October 11, 2020, Couche-Tard's network comprised 9,261 convenience stores throughout North America, including 8,085 stores with road transportation fuel dispensing. Its North American network consists of 18 business units, including 14 in the United States covering 47 states and 4 in Canada covering all 10 provinces. Approximately 109,000 people are employed throughout its network and at its service offices in North America.
In Europe, Couche-Tard operates a broad retail network across Scandinavia, Ireland, Poland, the Baltics and Russia through 10 business units. As of October 11, 2020, Couche-Tard's network comprised 2,722 stores, the majority of which offer road transportation fuel and convenience products while the others are unmanned automated fuel stations which only offer road transportation fuel. Couche-Tard also offers other products, including aviation fuel and energy for stationary engines. Including employees at branded franchise stores, approximately 22,000 people work in its retail network, terminals and service offices across Europe.
In addition, under licensing agreements, more than 2,220 stores were operated under the Circle K banner in 15 other countries and territories (Cambodia, Egypt, Guam, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Jamaica, Macau, Mexico, Mongolia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam), which brings the worldwide total network to more than 14,200 stores.
For more information on Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. or to consult its quarterly Consolidated Financial Statements and Management Discussion and Analysis, please visit: https://corpo.couche–tard.com.
The statements set forth in this press release, which describes Couche-Tard's objectives, projections, estimates, expectations or forecasts, may constitute forward looking statements within the meaning of securities legislation. Positive or negative verbs such as "believe", "can", "shall", "intend", "expect", "estimate", "assume" and other related expressions are used to identify such statements. Couche-Tard would like to point out that, by their very nature, forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties such that its results, or the measures it adopts, could differ materially from those indicated in or underlying these statements, or could have an impact on the degree of realization of a particular projection. Major factors that may lead to a material difference between Couche Tard's actual results and the projections or expectations set forth in the forward-looking statements include the effects of the integration of acquired businesses and the ability to achieve projected synergies, uncertainty related to the duration and severity of the current COVID-19 pandemic, fluctuations in margins on motor fuel sales, competition in the convenience store and retail motor fuel industries, exchange rate variations, and such other risks as described in detail from time to time in the reports filed by Couche-Tard with securities regulatory authorities in Canada. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, Couche-Tard disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The forward-looking information in this release is based on information available as of the date of the release.
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ChipotleChipotle has introduced a Shawn Mendes Bowl in the latest fast food celebrity partnership.
The dish uses Chipotle's new cauliflower rice, launched this month to appeal to keto and low carb customers.
Celebrity partnerships have been a major success for other fast food chains, like McDonalds, in the last year.
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Chipotle is teaming up with singer Shawn Mendes on a burrito bowl to benefit the Shawn Mendes Foundation.
Customers can order the Shawn Mendes Bowl online or through the Chipotle app. The meal, which costs $12.20, consists of cilantro-lime "cauliflower rice, black beans, chicken, roasted chili-corn salsa, romaine lettuce, and guacamole. The cauliflower rice is a new addition this month, and for $2 per order it can be used in the place of white or brown rice.
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Chipotle says that for every Shawn Mendes Bowl sold between January 14 and January 28, it will donate $1 to the celebrity's foundation, which gives out grants to "empower young changemakers making an impact in sustainability."
Collaborating with young artists and creators became huge for fast food chains in 2020, so it's no surprise Chipotle is getting in on the trend. The deals helped brands connect with younger Gen Z customers, and often end up on social media and as TikTok trends.
Celebrity promotions aimed at young customers have been massively successful recently for McDonald's with the Travis Scott meal and Dunkin' with The Charli. Using Scott's name was enough for McDonald's around the country to start running out of burgers. The associated merchandise also sold out.
Subway, another fast food chain that operates with the same customizable assembly line approach as Chipotle, just introduced its own celebrity promotion featuring former NFL Pro-Bowler Marshawn Lynch and high protein options. Like Subway, McDonald's, and Dunkin', Chipotle's Shawn Mendes Bowl frames an already-existing menu option in connection with a celebrity, instead of actually adding to the menu. As Kate Taylor noted for Insider, these celebrity partnerships give brands the interest of a new menu item without the added costs and logistics of actually adding new ingredients.