Consumers Don’t Buy Wal-Mart Rap On Gasoline Law

Date: 1 Aug 2001 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

As we reported in recent issues of this Bulletin, Wal-Mart is lobbying several state legislatures to repeal laws that bar below-cost sales of gasoline. Wal-Mart is installing gas stations in the parking lots of hundreds of its superstores. By selling gas below its wholesale cost, Wal-Mart hopes to draw shoppers into its stores and eliminate independent competitors. The problem is, many states have laws that require retailers to sell gas at a minimum mark-up. … Read More

Halting Predatory Gas Pricing

Date: 1 May 2001 | posted in: Retail | 1 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

Last month, Ed Trudeau, co-owner of the Vista Gas Station in Burlington, Wisconsin, drove an 8,500 gallon tanker truck to a competing Citgo Station for a fill-up. Although he managed to pump only 343 gallons before employees cut the flow, Trudeau made his point. The Citgo had been selling gas below cost, a violation of Wisconsin state law. … Read More