LAKELAND, Fla. -- Publix Super Markets here plans to broaden its reach into the alcoholic beverage market this summer by taking over ownership of two liquor stores. The stores are adjacent to Kash n' Karry units in Orlando and Auburndale, Fla., which Publix recently acquired.
These stores will bring the total of Publix-owned liquor stores to four. The retailer opened liquor stores adjacent to its supermarkets in Miami and Kissimmee, Fla., last summer.
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