The news followed a preliminary injunction filed in May against the chain, which said one of Safeway's stores, located in Dixon, "shall not set its fuel prices and related Club Card discount at levels that result in the sale of fuel below fully allocated costs unless the discounted Club Card price is at or above the documented price at which a surveyed fuel competitor is selling fuel within the 24-hour period to the Safeway sale of fuel below fully allocated cost."
Drug Store News said that Safeway's decision to end its gas discount program had nothing to do with the lawsuit.
Safeway officially discontinued the Club Card program nationwide last month and recently launched its Just for U loyalty card program, which bolstered the chain's quarterly earnings and is expected to drive sales for the future.
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