PUBLIX TO ADD FUEL CENTERS, C-STORES AT FOUR FLORIDA UNITS

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Publix Super Markets here said it is entering the gasoline business, with plans to open four gas-pumping convenience stores in Florida.any declined to comment on any details surrounding the project, but published reports have said the units will range from 1,000 to 3,000 square feet and will sell groceries.The company has gone on record saying it is confident that the smaller units

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Publix Super Markets here said it is entering the gasoline business, with plans to open four gas-pumping convenience stores in Florida.

any declined to comment on any details surrounding the project, but published reports have said the units will range from 1,000 to 3,000 square feet and will sell groceries.

The company has gone on record saying it is confident that the smaller units will boost sales, rather than cannibalize its supermarket business.

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