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Breakup of Murphy USA, Wal-Mart seen fueling gas rivalry

By Chris Bahn , Jessica Seaman

This article was published January 27, 2016 at 5:45 a.m.

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Murphy USA and Wal-Mart. (File photos)

The future break between Murphy USA Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on new fuel stations increases the odds that the two will become competitors as they expand to new markets, an analyst said Tuesday.

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NOTAGAIN says... January 27, 2016 at 7:50 a.m.

From a business standpoint, I understand but I do hope Murphy will stand up to WM and give them some competition. I also know that WM is the 800lb gorilla in the room and does anything they want. I'd like to see some old fashioned gas price wars!!

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longhaul says... January 27, 2016 at 2:02 p.m.

I think Walmart is making a mistake. I am sure or one thing if Sam were alive today he would not go along with this. If nothing else Sam was loyal to those companies that was loyal to him & Murphy a Arkansas company has been a good fit with Walmart

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mrcharles says... January 27, 2016 at 3:07 p.m.

Business is the law of the jungle, adapt or die. That is what the fruited plain is all about, survive if you can and stockholders want the directors to play hardball. Just like WM did with the pharmacy plan, crush local owned pharmacies like the Israelites crushed Amalak and after capturing their King, the Prophet Samuel hacked him into pieces to please the Lord thy G-d.

Remember family Newt and whoops Perry accused Romney of vulture capitalism and look where that got them. Most just want low prices and quality products, competition makes for a consumer advantage.

as to Sam, read about him and see how they did business even back then.

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