250 to lose jobs in Kangaroo, Circle K merger

Posted March 17, 2015

Hundreds of Kangaroo Express employees lost their jobs Monday as a result of the parent company's buyout.

In a cascading convenience store merger, Couche-Tard, the owner of Circle K, is buying assets from Cary-based The Pantry, owner of Kangaroo.

Kangaroo Express has some 40 locations around the Triangle, while Circle K has fewer than a dozen.

The company has not said whether it has plans to close, merge or rename existing stores.

The Pantry filed notice with the North Carolina Commerce Department last week to signal that it would cut 250 positions effective Monday.


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  • Sian Brown Mar 17, 2015
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    That is sad to hear. Kangaroo has some of the friendliest employees and I make it a point to gas up and buy coffee etc from Kangaroo even if it is a little further away or on the wrong side of the street.

    The folks who work near Tryon and Gormon St are awesome. They always remember me and I will be very disappointed if they are part of the 250 lost employees that are being let go. The company buying Kangaroo should take into account that a large part of Kangaroo's success is their employees.

  • Eric Gee Mar 17, 2015
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    wow, that crazy I know I know these stores went thru so many mergers like eastcoast gas to kangaroos and now circlek and the pantries being brought out and now the circle kis eaten them al up