SAVANNAH — Greg Parker, president and CEO of The Parker Companies, appeared in a special hearing before Chatham County Superior Court Judge Louisa Abbott at the Chatham County Courthouse in Savannah last week to argue for the right to advertise discounted PumpPal pricing on street signage. On Wednesday afternoon, Abbott ruled that Parker’s can continue to promote PumpPal discounted gas pricing on street signage while the case continues in court.
“We are pleased that Judge Abbott will permit Parker’s to continue to advertise its club pricing during the pendency of its challenge to the department’s rule, and we look forward to an opportunity to prove our case to the court,” Parker said in a news release. “Parker’s believes that an informed consumer is an empowered consumer. Though it regrets having to take the department to court to protect this principle, Parker’s will continue to fight to ensure that its customers are informed of the best gasoline prices in Southeast
“The Pump Pal program saves consumers up to 10 cents a gallon on purchases made on the card, but the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s recent rule prevented us from displaying those discounted prices at our stores,” he said. “There’s simply no reason to limit the consumer’s ability to know the discounted gas price. We’re delighted to save customers up to 10 cents a gallon through our PumpPal program and will continue to advertise discounted pricing through our signage
Parker’s also offers a 1-cent Wednesdays “Fueling the Community” program at all of the company’s stores. On the first Wednesday of every month, Parker’s sets aside 1 cent of every gallon of gas purchased to donate back to community
Parker’s currently operates 25 stores across Southeast Georgia and South Carolina.