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• Publix reports Q1 sales of $5.9 billion, up 6.7 percent from the same period a year ago, with same-store sales up 5.1 percent. Earning for the quarter were $317.6 million, up 10.1 percent compared to a year ago.

• Walgreen Co. reports that its April sales rose 14.1 percent to $4.5 billion, with same-store sales that were up 9.2 percent.
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