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  • Publix Super Markets reported second quarter profits of $234.9 million, an almost 18 percent increase over the same period a year ago, on sales of $4.8 billion that were up seven percent over a year earlier. Same store sales were up 3.8 percent.

  • Procter & Gamble reported fourth quarter earnings of $1.5 billion, up nine percent from the $1.37 billion reported during the same period a year ago. Fourth quarter sales were up 10 percent to $14.26 billion from $12.96 billion a year ago.

  • Germany-based retailer Metro reported first half sales that were up 3.9 percent to the equivalent of $33.2 billion (US), with earnings for the period that were up 2.2 percent to $1.3 billion (US).

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