Petrol stations profit more on bottled water
Drivers spend an increasing amount of money on ice-cream, soft drinks, sandwiches and candy bars at petrol stations.4 July 2008
THE NETHERLANDS - According to a report released by BOVAG, the umbrella organisation for filling stations, drivers are spending an increasing amount of money on ice-cream, soft drinks, sandwiches and candy bars.
It is estimated that they will spend about EUR 2 billion in 2008.
The BOVAG says it is strange that drivers complain about the high price of petrol while they spend a substantial amount of money on items such as soft drinks. The organisation says petrol stations make more profit from a bottle of water than a litre of petrol.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]