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Geography of Consumer Demand: Gasoline Retailing in St. Cloud.

Plummer, Paul.

How are our decisions about where to purchase a product and the price we pay for it related? This 1996 study, by a graduate student in geography, mapped consumer choices of where to purchase gasoline in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Based on a survey of about 300 people, the study showed that price and location were the most important factors in consumer choices, that higher prices were charged in more remote locations, and that individual consumers may have choices significantly different from their neighbors.

CURA Reporter
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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
Supported by CURA through its John R. Borchert Fellowship.
26 (3): 6-8.
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Reporter 26 (3)