PUMPING UP

Consumers may soon fill up their gas tanks as well as shopping bags during supermarket trips.Larger supermarket chains, such as Albertson's and Kroger, have been adding fuel centers steadily, using the service as part of in-store tie-ins, while smaller chains and independents have been moving more slowly.Mass merchandisers Wal-Mart and Costco have also been active in the fuel center category, adding

Consumers may soon fill up their gas tanks as well as shopping bags during supermarket trips.

Larger supermarket chains, such as Albertson's and Kroger, have been adding fuel centers steadily, using the service as part of in-store tie-ins, while smaller chains and independents have been moving more slowly.

Mass merchandisers Wal-Mart and Costco have also been active in the fuel center category, adding hundreds of fuel centers to their parking lots that offer highly discou

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