PUBLIX NET INCREASES 34% IN THIRD QUARTER

LAKELAND, Fla. (FNS) -- Net earnings at Publix Super Markets here jumped 34% in the third quarter from the comparable 1993 period, rising to $41.8 million from $31 million, the company reported in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. Comparable-store sales rose 5.6% in the quarter while sales overall gained 15.8%. For the quarter, which ended Sept. 24, sales totaled $2.05 billion, compared

LAKELAND, Fla. (FNS) -- Net earnings at Publix Super Markets here jumped 34% in the third quarter from the comparable 1993 period, rising to $41.8 million from $31 million, the company reported in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. Comparable-store sales rose 5.6% in the quarter while sales overall gained 15.8%. For the quarter, which ended Sept. 24, sales totaled $2.05 billion, compared with $1.8 billion in the year-ago period.

During the first three quarters of the year, n

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