ORLANDO, Fla. — Publix Super Markets and Kroger Co. had strong showings at the annual Great American Pie Festival, held here April 19 and 20.
Publix, Lakeland, Fla., won four first-place Blue Ribbon Awards, for its Pumpkin, Dutch Apple, Coconut Custard and Tangerine pies. Its Tangerine pie won in the Pie Festival's “New Product” category. Meanwhile, Kroger, Cincinnati, won a Blue Ribbon award for its Kroger Private Selection Black Cherry pie.
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