Spare some change for your local retail operator

As our gas prices jump up to $1.40 today at a couple of local stations (Petro Canada and Husky) and with the others we’re sure ready to follow as soon as the fuel truck arrives, there’s an interesting story out of Calgary that says we’re misdirecting our anger at high prices.

Thin margins, increasing rates from suppliers, the increasing cost of credit card transactions on retailers and outright theft of product are all apparently pinching the independent retailers like never before…

( from  the blog a town called podunk,  click on the link below to see the entire article … 2626867154 )-