LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix Super Markets here on Monday posted increases in sales and net earnings for its fiscal first quarter, rebounding from a difficult period in 2009. Sales of $6.5 billion increased by 2.1%, with comparable-store sales up by 0.9%. Net earnings of $364.4 million increased by 13.3%, after a 6.3% decline in the first quarter last year. Earnings per share for the first quarter increased to 47 cents, up from 41 cents per share in 2009. Publix’s stock price increased from ...
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