Circle K acquiring "Corner Store"

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Re: Circle K acquiring "Corner Store"

Post by pseudo3d » April 29th, 2018, 6:16 pm

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April 29th, 2018, 4:45 pm
Stripes has shown no signs of any changes, other than reduced hours, and that has nothing to do with 7 Eleven.
I figured as much. Due to the vastly different format of Stripes (including larger stores, stores with fast food, rural stores) from 7-Eleven, I'm more curious to see what happens to those stores first. As for Circle K, I'm surprised they aren't going to kick the small, old Corner Stores to the curb. Maybe that's why they've held off on Kangaroo...

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Re: Circle K acquiring "Corner Store"

Post by jamcool » May 6th, 2018, 8:18 pm

The Corner Stores on Phoenix are starting the Circle K rebrand (there is already one @99th ave & I-10) The store was repainted white with the new "strip" logo, with the Valero pumps changed over the CK "miles" brand (Miles is Circle K's new top-tier fuel). Circle K in Arizona only has Shell as its major fuel brand, so this may be why they are dropping Valero-it happened several years ago when CK bought Mobil's Phoenix convenience stores, the Mobil brand went away and was replaced with Circle K.

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Re: Circle K acquiring "Corner Store"

Post by storewanderer » May 7th, 2018, 9:16 pm

I am not surprised they are dropping Valero. They dropped them pretty heavily from Kangaroo Express too, favoring BP, Mobil, Shell, or in a few cases even Conoco/P66.

They are sure quick to convert in Phoenix...

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Re: Circle K acquiring "Corner Store"

Post by pseudo3d » May 8th, 2018, 10:35 pm

storewanderer wrote:
May 7th, 2018, 9:16 pm
I am not surprised they are dropping Valero. They dropped them pretty heavily from Kangaroo Express too, favoring BP, Mobil, Shell, or in a few cases even Conoco/P66.

They are sure quick to convert in Phoenix...
I'm guessing Phoenix was easy because of the Circle K heritage there. Here in Houston, Circle K sold out their stores to NCS (Stop N Go), which was bought by Diamond Shamrock after Circle K threatened to buy NCS out, and then Diamond Shamrock was bought by Valero, and well, you know the rest. There were a few Circle K stores that started building around 2014 but they're few and far between (these, AFAIK, are self-branded). I don't know if they'll drop Valero en masse here. A lot of the stores kept the Valero name probably due to licensing issues, but once Corner Store separated from Valero they built a few with Shell or P66.

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