PROFITS INCREASE AT PUBLIX

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Publix Super Markets here said its net income for the second quarter grew 14.2%, to $161.5 million, compared with year-ago results.on, compared with last year's second-quarter results.Through the first half, net income increased 3.6%, to $348.6 million, on a sales increase of 5.1%, to $8.4 billion.The privately held company's stock is available only to employees and board members.

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Publix Super Markets here said its net income for the second quarter grew 14.2%, to $161.5 million, compared with year-ago results.

on, compared with last year's second-quarter results.

Through the first half, net income increased 3.6%, to $348.6 million, on a sales increase of 5.1%, to $8.4 billion.

The privately held company's stock is available only to employees and board members.