Maricopa’s Fry’s Marketplace, on John Wayne Parkway, opened its pumps with the lowest fuel prices in town today.
The Kroger grocery chain’s soft opening offers unleaded gasoline for $2.97 per gallon and Diesel #2 at $2.85 per gallon.
“We manage fuel prices a little bit different (than groceries),” said Chad Fife, assistant director of retail operations. He said that competitors should conform more to Fry’s prices, which should be good for Maricopa residents.
Fry’s offers a customer loyalty program to assist in fuel cost savings. Fife said that for every $100 spent in the grocery store by Fry’s VIP cardholders, excluding the purchase of alcohol and tobacco, shoppers will receive 10 cents per gallon off their next fuel up.
He said this offer will be extended to non-VIP cardholders during the official grand opening next Wednesday when Fry’s will extend their 10 cents savings to non-cardholders from June 20 – 26.
The new station is the only gas station on the east side of John Wayne Parkway within the city limits.
The following list compares Fry’s unleaded and diesel #2 grade fuels with other gas stations in town as of June 13: