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Fuels 50 2019: Top 10 Low-Price Leaders

Big box and grocery weigh in
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GAITHERSBURG, Md. -- Gaithersburg, Md.-based OPIS defines “price differential,” measured in cents per gallon, as how a brand’s typical store on a typical day is priced relative to its direct competition.

In 2018, Costco again led the gas brands with a more than 22-CPG differential. Other brands are a who’s who of 2018 M&A news, including Quik Stop, the former Kroger c-store chain that was acquired by EG Group, and Arco, which Marathon Petroleum acquired along with Andeavor.

BrandPrice differential (CPG)Station countMarket shareOutlet shareMarket efficiency
Costco(22.62)472N/A0.41N/A
Quik Stop(21.38)810.060.070.81
Food 4 Less(21.09)260.020.020.72
Arco(20.72)1,178N/A1.03N/A
Space Age(18.89)210.010.020.65
We Got It(18.79)270.020.020.71
G&M Food Mart(17.93)270.020.020.65
Rotten Robbie(14.80)340.030.030.92
Fred Meyer(14.43)1060.080.090.83
Kwik Serv(14.24)560.020.050.31

Source: OPIS

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