LAKELAND, Fla. — A strong fourth quarter, including a 4.4% increase in sales, helped Publix Super Markets here post record earnings in the 2010 fiscal year, the company said Tuesday. Net income for the fourth quarter, which ended Dec. 25, totaled $342.1 million, up 20.4% over year-ago levels. Sales for the fourth quarter were $6.4 billion, with comparable-store sales increasing 3.2%. For the fiscal year, profits improved by 5.3% to $1.3 billion, and sales increased by 3.3% to ...
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