LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix Super Markets here told SN yesterday its customers and employees had donated more than $2.9 million to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief and Development Fund following last week's earthquake.
The chain was among several throughout the U.S. and Canada that have been seeking to raise contributions at checkout. Wal-Mart Stores, Bentonville, Ark., said yesterday that its customers and employees worldwide had so far contributed $1.6 million to the relief effort, and that Wal-Mart and the Wal-Mart Foundation together had contributed close to another $1 million in cash and in-kind donations.
Meanwhile C&S Wholesale Grocers, Keene, N.H., was rolling out a comprehensive relief effort that included donations of food, medical supplies and the use of its corporate jet, in addition to matching employee donations dollar for dollar and making donations itself to Partners in Health and Oxfam America.
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