Couche-Tard jumps ocean to bulk up
Quebec corner store king Alain Bouchard has finally jumped the pond. Now he faces the critical test of keeping the retail empire he steers growing on two sides of the Atlantic.
...It should also expect some cross-Atlantic management pains, said William Polushin of McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management... "The challenge from a management level is being able to really squeeze the most out of that acquisition," Mr. Polushin said. "The majority [of acquisitions] do not realize the expected benefits of the integration."
Read full article: National Post, April 19, 2012