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An ambitious intranet project connecting over 130,000 employees worldwide

Alimentation Couche-Tard (ACT)

Since 2017, OPIN has been working with Alimentation Couche-Tard (ACT), one of the largest company-owned convenience store chains in the world, to implement the Inner Circle, a global intranet spanning 4 continents and connecting 120,000 employees across 15,000 organizations using the world’s largest and most complex Drupal intranet.

We get results!


We tackle the most complex digital challenges for North America’s top enterprises. Every day, our teams are challenged to break new ground and deliver cutting edge experiences. Boring is not in our vocabulary.


Our project teams work in cohesive units called PODs. This means that you work with the same team on each project, enabling efficient collaboration as you learn and grow together.


We are obsessed with learning. Our team members have the opportunity to learn all aspects of their team’s work. Each member is able to contribute in various ways while they discover their passion.

How we did it

The Challenge

Previously, their newly acquired brands all had their own internal systems for managing communication within each respective company. Following the acquisitions, this meant ACT had numerous intranets to work with when all they needed was one.

  • Create communities for teams, departments, and projects with security and approval process for managing content
  • Digital “high-fives” where employees can assign points and badges to reward and recognize their peers
  • Store policies and procedures (e.g. HR forms and policies) – a central point of reference so people can look up project and knowledge areas alphabetically
  • Employees add own content to give status updates, share link and files (images, documents, embedded videos) and highlight team wins and successes

Test drive Drupal today!

Drupal has great standard features, like easy content authoring, reliable performance, and excellent security. But what sets it apart is its flexibility; modularity is one of its core principles. Its tools help you build the versatile, structured content that dynamic web experiences need. After a few clicks, you can access a full Drupal installation!

The Solution

OPIN’s mission was to create a global intranet solution that would allow Alimentation Couche-Tard employees, franchise operators, and others to access a single global solution that would improve communication, improve best practices and knowledge sharing and standardize operation support to the stores worldwide, all while reflecting one consistent brand.

OPIN worked with ACT to incorporate a number of collaborative features to the platform to encourage user engagement.

nota bene

The world-class intranet solution produced by OPIN was recognized as a finalist at the Acquia Engage awards in the category “Best Return on Investment.”

The Results

On the pilot launch, nearly 6,000 people in North America used the system. The number grew exponentially after the system’s full launch, garnering over 100,000 users across North America and Europe. Between June 12, 2017, and July 25, 2017, the site had over 58,000 sessions, over 290,000 page views and average session duration of 7 minutes and 43 seconds.

OPIN continued to work with ACT on this custom project with a final worldwide roll-out in late 2018. Couche-Tard is continuously growing to be a top brand. OPIN was thrilled to have been chosen to provide an effective intranet that aligns with ACT’s internal teams throughout the world and are extremely proud to be part of their continued success.

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