Circle K - Tenant Overview


February 1, 2024


Tenant Description

Circle K, a subsidiary of Alimentation Couche-Tard, has grown from a single store in 1951 in El Paso, Texas, to a major player in the convenience store industry. With over 15,000 stores worldwide, including prominent presence in the United States, Canada, Scandinavia, and Asia, Circle K has established a significant global footprint. This expansion highlights its widespread influence and adaptability in various markets.

At the core of Circle K's offerings are convenience items, including a wide range of snacks, beverages, and tobacco products. In recent years, the company has expanded its product lineup to include fresh food options, aligning with evolving consumer preferences. This diversification not only enhances customer experience but also strengthens Circle K's market position by catering to a broader consumer base.

Circle K's embrace of technology is evident in its operations, especially in digital marketing and supply chain management. The company's innovative approaches, such as mobile apps and loyalty programs, enhance customer engagement and streamline the shopping experience. These technological advancements support Circle K’s operational efficiency and contribute to its competitive edge.

The company's growth strategy includes continuous expansion, both through new store openings and acquisitions. Circle K's focus on growing its fresh food business, as part of this strategy, demonstrates its commitment to staying relevant and meeting customer needs in a changing retail landscape.

Circle K's real estate approach involves strategically located stores in high-traffic areas, ensuring convenience and accessibility for customers. The company's financial stability, underscored by a strong backing from Alimentation Couche-Tard, positions it as an attractive and dependable tenant in the commercial real estate market. Circle K's brand strength, coupled with its adaptive business model, makes it a valuable addition to any retail portfolio.

Average Asking Cap Rate


3 mo avg (196 properties)

Typical Investment/Lease

Average Sale Price




$/Square Foot

$700 - $1,200

Building SF

3,750 - 5,000

Approx. Store Count


Lease Term

15 Years


10% Every 5 Years

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