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Circle K

Retail / Services / High Tech


Circle K had an internal instructional design team that needed authoring tool training to begin designing and developing e-learning internally.


Interactive Advantage went on-site to conduct authoring tool training to the Circle K internal staff that would be responsible for instructional design and e-learning.


Circle K’s internal instructional design team was able to use the training given by Interactive Advantage to begin designing and developing their own e-learning.


During the early years, Hervey’s enterprising spirit enabled the company to make its mark in the southwestern part of the United States. He grew the Circle K chain into neighboring New Mexico and Arizona, which has been the company’s home base since 1957. During the next few decades, Circle K grew its retail network through a series of acquisitions, which were incorporated into the Circle K brand. By 1975, there were 1,000 Circle K stores across the US. 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. Now there are more than 7,000 Circle K sites operating in the US and thirteen other countries. Circle K has become one of the most widely recognized convenience store brands, known worldwide for quality products and great customer service. We have come a long way since our humble beginnings, and we’re proud of where we’ve been and where we’re going.