LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix Super Markets here said today it has agreed to buy 49 Albertsons stores in Florida from Albertsons LLC, Boise, Idaho. Terms of the transaction, which is expected to close in September, were not disclosed. The purchase includes 15 stores in northern Florida, 30 locations in central Florida and four locations in southern Florida. The acquisition will mark Publix’s introduction into Escambia County, a new market area for the company. "The demand for the high-quality ...

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