LAKELAND, Fla. - Publix Super Markets here said Tuesday that its profits rose in double digits for the third fiscal quarter, buoyed by a 4.3% gain in comparable-store sales. Net income of $311.9 million for the quarter was up 10.1% over year-ago results, and sales were up 5.5%, to $6.4 billion. Through the first nine months, Publix said net income was up about 10%, to $1.1 billion, on sales of $19.7 billion, a 5.2% increase. Comps for the year-to-date period rose 3.7%. Effective ...
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