PRA forced to defend independent petrol retailers – again
The PRA has stressed that fuel retailers are dedicated to ensuring their customers receive the best deals possible in response to repeated calls by the RAC for major retailers to curb their fuel margins and cut petrol by 5ppl
Gordon Balmer, Executive Director of the Petrol Retailers Association, said:
“Independent retailers continue to price competitively in a dynamic market, striving to offer fair and competitive prices to consumers, fully recognising the importance of delivering value, especially in the face of today’s challenges.
The PRA has offered its full support and cooperation to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) as it develops its fuel price transparency scheme to create a pricing environment that is more transparent and consumer-friendly.
Our members are small businesses that have worked hard to keep their communities fuelled and fed during unprecedented times. Many independent forecourts actively undercut supermarkets, showcasing the dynamic nature of the market.”
“In the face of ongoing market volatility, our retailers are dedicated to ensuring their customers receive the best deals possible. I encourage motorists to make use of all the resources available to find the best deals possible.”