Not in my area. That's pretty common though, and could be for several reasons. A lot of times a distributor will distribute multiple brands. As stations' contracts expire they will rewrite a short contract so they will end up with several stations' contracts all expiring at the same time. Then they'll switch them to a different brand all at once. Or a station owner may have 5 or 6 stations and do the same thing in order to switch distributors all at once.
For instance after Deepwater Horizon BP sold most of their contracts in the gulf states to Marathon, because they knew it would be years before they would be able to out market the bad publicity. In the past year some of those contracts have expired and I've seen several pockets of stations in the gulf states switching back to BP because they liked them better.
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At the moment only demons come to mind
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/08/2017 10:17PM by bgriffin.