LAKELAND, Fla. (FNS) -- Despite an 8.4% sales increase last year, Publix Super Markets here plans to slow its capital expenditures for this year. Capital spending is slated to decline to $225 million in 1996 from $256.6 million in 1995, according to the chain's annual filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Capital expenditures were $374.2 million in 1994 and $320.2 million in 1993. Publix did not return calls for comment on the cap-ex plans in the SEC filing, made late last ...

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