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• Nice piece in the Wall Street Journal this morning about Publix Super Markets, which it describes as forging ahead even during an economic slowdown that has been particularly tough on its home state of Florida – “staying at full staffing levels and lowering prices” in the belief that this will allow it to build market share in tough times.

"Publix is always at its best when the economy is at its worst," Burt Flickinger, managing director for Strategic Resource Group, tells the Journal. "Competitors are now cutting back or contracting, and that's when Publix sees the most opportunities for expansion."

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