Sorry, but pushing this back on Epps to solve is counter productive.
a) creates more work for a valued retailer of ours
b) The CFO will continue the BS
I believe you pick your battles, and frankly, this one is "small" compared to some of the others that need fighting.
I'd suggest, that the best way to effect the change you want is not to do it on one small issue at a time, rather go after the system.
That means as a start, getting a government in place that can make these changes. (ie: lets start with getting rid of the LGR)