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    Mac's Receives International Crime Prevention Awards

    C-store chain honored for Volunteer of the Year and Business of the Year.

    TORONTO, Ont. -- Mac's Convenience Stores' Central Loss Prevention Team was honored as a world leader in crime prevention at last month's International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners Conference (ISCPP) Conference in Las Vegas.

    Mac's, a division of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., was nominated for initiatives such as Operation Freeze/Operation Heat; the Lock It or Lose It auto theft prevention program; SAFEGuard Ontario; and more by the Ontario Provincial Police.

    More specifically, Mac's received two awards at the ISCPP. Volunteer of the Year was given to Sean Sportun, the convenience store chain's ICPS Manager, Security & Loss Prevention. The award recognizes outstanding contributions made by crime prevention volunteers whose "exceptional dedication and commitment to crime prevention" has enhanced its prevention at local, state-province and national levels.

    The second award went to the entire company of Mac's Convenience Stores for Business of the Year. The award honors outstanding crime prevention programs of a profit-making business that have "made a significant contribution to the prevention of crime for their organizations or for their community."

    "I am proud of the Loss Prevention Team and what we have accomplished over the years. It is truly a team effort," Sportun said. "The dedication, professionalism, enthusiasm and creativity of the team to 'get things done' is being used as a model for others worldwide to follow, which is humbling."

    Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. is the parent of Circle K in the United States.

    Mac's Convenience Stores has more than 600 locations throughout Ontario.

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