Circle K is hosting a grand opening celebration for its newest store in Shelby Charter Township, Michigan, on May 18.
The new store is located at 8069 22 Mile Road. The grand opening ceremony is 12-3 p.m. The grand opening celebration will include giveaways, prizes, and the Prize Drop and Money Machine. Guests also will have a chance to shop the prize table, which will feature t-shirts, water bottles and many other swag items.
The new Circle K features 79-cent Poplar Pop cup refills on all flavors as well as the company’s freshly-brewed Simply Great Coffee. The convenience store also offers fresh food made daily, such as pizza by the slice, burritos and salads.
Circle K’s roots go back to 1951 when Fred Hervey purchased three Kay’s Food Stores in El Paso, Texas. Hervey eventually grew the Circle K chain into neighboring New Mexico and Arizona. Circle K grew its retail network through a series of acquisitions. By 1975, there were 1,000 Circle K stores across the U.S. In 1979, Circle K entered the international market when a licensing agreement established the first Circle K stores in Japan. The company’s growth continued and, by 1984, sales had reached $1 billion.
In 1999, a franchise program was introduced to support operators looking to build a business with a leading convenience store brand. In 2003, Circle K was acquired by Alimentation Couche-Tard and has developed into a global brand represented in over 20 countries. In 2015 Circle K launched globally followed by expansion of the brand into Norway, Sweden and Denmark in 2016. By 2017 Circle K’s global brand stretched into to Canada, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Poland.