"Circle K's focus on leadership brands that meet the evolving needs of their customers with innovative new products aligns perfectly with NJOY and its rechargeable and non-rechargeable products," said Vito Maurici , senior vice president of sales and distribution for NJOY.
"While still in its infancy, the electronic cigarette category has thus far been marked by tremendous variation in terms of product quality and consistency,"
NJOY continues to be the market leader in this category, achieving a 38.5% market share of dollars according to the most recent Nielsen Scan Track (May, 2012) numbers in C-stores. NJOY's market share is now larger than the next five competitors' combined.
As part of the rollout, Circle K will carry NJOY's market leading Rechargeable Starter Kits, cartridge refills and the award-winning Onejoy non-rechargeable products. All will be available in Traditional, Menthol and varying nicotine levels.
About Circle K
As of April 29, 2012, Laval, Quebec-based Couche-Tard had a network of 5,803 convenience stores, 4,216 of which include motor fuel dispensing, as well as agreements for the supply of motor fuel to 350 independent operator sites. Couche-Tard's network consists of 13 business units, including nine in the United States covering 42 states and the District of Columbia(primarily under the Circle K flag), and four in Canada covering all 10 provinces (primarily under the Mac's and Couche-Tard flags).
In addition, under licensing agreements, about 3,990 stores operate under the Circle K banner in nine countries (China, Guam,Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Mexico, Vietnam and United Arab Emirates). Following its acquisition of Statoil, Couche-Tard also operates a retail network across Scandinavia, Poland, the Baltics and Russia with approximately 2,300 stores.