Anger over cheap fuel for wine offer

Thursday, 18 November, 2004
Bridie Smith, The Age
A Coles Myer promotion that offers customers heavily discounted petrol in return for buying a dozen bottles of wine has drawn the wrath of other retailers and consumer groups, with claims it is anti-competitive and irresponsible.

The Coles Liquorland division this month launched a pre-Christmas offer of 12 cents a litre off the price of petrol to customers who buy a dozen bottles of wine. The fuel discount dwarfs the existing 4 cents off for supermarket customers.

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