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• Publix announced that its Q1 sales were $6.2 billion, up six percent from the $5.9 billion generated during the same period a year ago, with same-store sales that were up 3.6 percent. Profits for the quarter were $343.2 million, up from $317.6 million a year ago.

• Harris Teeter said yesterday that its Q2 profit was $46.4 million, up from $38.2 million during the year-ago period. Second quarter sales grew to $893.1 million from $805.6 million a year ago.

• Clorox said that its third quarter profit was down almost 23 percent to $100 million, from $129 million during the same period a year ago. Q3 sales rose nine percent to $1.35 billion.

• CVS Caremark Corp. said that its Q1 profit climbed to $745 million, up from $405.4 million in the prior year. Revenue for the quarter was up 61 percent to $21.3 billion, up from $13.2 billion a year ago.

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