Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. operates and licenses convenience stores. The company's convenience stores sell tobacco products, grocery items, beverages, and fresh food offerings, as well as other retail products and services, road transportation fuel, stationary energy, marine fuel, and chemicals. It operates its convenience store and road transportation fuel retailing chain under various banners, including Circle K, Couche-Tard, Mac's, Kangaroo, Kangaroo Express, Statoil, Ingo, Topaz, Shell, Esso, and Re.Store. The company is also involved in the sale of lottery tickets, calling cards, gift cards, postage stamps, and bus tickets; and issuance of money orders and cashing cheques, as well as automatic teller machines and car wash services. As at April 30, 2017, it operated and licensed 10,869 convenience stores, which include 8,011 company-operated stores in North America, Ireland, Scandinavia, Poland, the Baltics, and Russia, as well as 1,700 stores, which are operated by independent operators under the Circle K banner in China, Costa Rica, Egypt, Guam, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam. The company was formerly known as Actidev Inc. and changed its name to Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. in December 1994. Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Laval, Canada.