CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Kroger Co. is pumping up its fuel discount
program, more than tripling the number of grocery stores where
regular shoppers can get up to $1-a-gallon discounts on gas
The nation's largest traditional grocery chain has pointed to
its fuel program as an increasingly successful way to build sales
in tough economic times while U.S. households see bigger chunks of
their budgets eaten up by gas. Kroger officials said Friday the
increase from a maximum 10 cents off per gallon to $1 has already
been rolled out in markets such as Atlanta and Phoenix, in time for
Memorial Day weekend travel.
Loyalty-card users get 10 cents off a gallon for every $100
spent on groceries. The deal had been capped at 10 cents per
fill-up in most markets.