Circle K parent Alimentation Couche-Tard last week awarded distributor McLane Co. Inc., its supply-chain services business in the eastern and Midwestern United States.

McLane will begin serving 1,161 Circle K locations in January and an additional 982 locations in January of 2018, totaling 2,143 stores. In addition, Circle K has extended a multiyear agreement with McLane to continue serving the 1,356 former Pantry locations in the Southeast.

“Circle K is well known and respected in the industry. They, like McLane, continue strategic growth throughout the United States to better meet the needs of their customers,” says Tony Frankenberger, president of McLane. “It is an honor to be chosen to service such a significant amount of the Circle K business and to expand our relationship with Circle K.”