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• Publix Super Markets reports that its annual sales for 2009 were up 1.6 percent to $24.3 billion, compared with $23.9 billion in 2008. Same-store sales were down 3.2 percent, while new-store sales were up 4.8 percent. The retailer’s net earnings were $1.16 million, compared with $1.09 million in 2008.
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